She had me at potatoes, what about you?
If you need a new way to cook lentils, do try these braised lentils. The flavour is incredible. We like to serve it nursery style with mash and peas. How would you serve it? https://www.tinnedtomatoes.com/2012/09/richly-braised-lentils.html
This quick green sauce can be whizzed up while the spaghetti is cooking, do dinner is ready in 9 minutes flat. It's super tasty and coats the pasta like a hug. Make it soon!
I have a simple but tasty cocktail for you to have at your BBQ today or just to sip while you sit in the garden enjoying the sun. Make it in a glass or scale it up and make a jugful. Slurp!
Thinking of doing some baking today? Try these yummy cookies.
Roasted corn salsa is another one for your next BBQ. Are you having a BBQ today or tomorrow?
These watermelon lime coolers would be great for picnics and BBQs or just in the garden after work, enjoying the sun.
I love a simple noodle dish like this. Don't you?
Chocolate banana bread for breakfast tomorrow? Oh yes please and I have just the bananas.
I keep meaning to try chia jam, but haven't got around to it yet. Have you tried it?
These spicy sweet potato and black bean burgers are fab on the BBQ. They are easy to make, but do chill them first to keep them firm. https://www.tinnedtomatoes.com/2013/05/cajun-spiced-black-bean-and-sweet.html
Are you having a barbie today? These falafel and halloumi kebabs with a peanut butter marinade are a little bit different. Try them with tofu instead of halloumi too.
Are you still eating soup now summer is here? We eat more salads and light meals but we still crave soups, so I still make a pot regularly. My latest is this summer root vegetable soup. It's hearty, full of flavour and very healthy. Only 89 calories per bowl. Head over to my recipe and join in the debate about turnips.
We are loving this puff pastry, tomato, caramelised onion & feta tart. It's a real winner made with ready rolled puff pastry and vegan feta from Violife. Do you use ready rolled, block or homemade puff pastry?
https://www.tinnedtomatoes.com/2018/06/puff-pastry-tomato-onion-feta-tart-vegan-recipe.html #ad #vegan #puffpastry
If you are having a BBQ this weekend (have you dusted yours off yet?), then you must try my latest burgers. Even if you aren't having a BBQ try them. They got the husband seal of approval. Smoky pepper & cheese bean burgers. They have spices in them that add to the smoky flavour, but I also added smoked cheese (Violife) in the burger mixture, then I grilled the burger with a slice of cheese before stacking them high. YES, all the cheese! So good! #BBQ #veggieburger #ad
Have a look in your fruit bowl. Yes now. If there are over-ripe bananas there you must make this easy chocolate banana bread. Whipped up in one-bowl in minutes. So easy and so chocolatey! Oh and did I tell you it's only 213 calories (& low fat) for a thick slice?
I have the perfect lunch for you, a green power lunch wrap. It's fresh, tasty and quick to make. The tangy sauce is the surprise element as you eat it. Mmmmm! Right now back to the housework. Do you have more interesting plans for your day?
Blueberry and Lemon Oaty Breakfast Bars. Would you call these oat bars or flapjacks? They are known as flapjacks in Scotland (I explain the history in my post) and they are perfect for breakfast on the go or a mid-morning or afternoon energy boost.
I made these for Hamlyns of Scotland, for their summer recipe leaflet. They are rather good and very moreish. #ad #flapjacks #breakfast #snacks
Get yer spurtles oot & win a braw oats hamper fae Hamlyns o' Scotland wi goodies fae Scots designer Gillian Kyle. Pop over to ma blog the noo an hae a go.
If yae dinae understand, just ask. Dinae be feared. #oats #ad
I have your lunch sorted for tomorrow. A carrot and spinach crunch lunch wrap. It's my husband's favourite lunch. What did you have for lunch today?
Emily from a mummy too has shared my quick green pasta sauce recipe and reviewed my blog Living on the Veg. Pop over there for the review and recipe.
If you have an instant pot you may want to try this recipe.
Nice to know you can make a vegan lemon curd. Adding it to a pie, oh yes please!
It's nearly lunchtime, so now we have that laurel/yanny nonsense out of our systems, I thought I'd tempt you with some new sandwich and wrap ideas. What are you having for lunch today?
Not food related at all but I just don't understand how we hear different words that are nothing alike whatsoever. I clearly hear laurel. What do you hear? (ps we will return to regular food sharing after we've bashed this out) https://mobile.twitter.com/CloeCouture/status/996218489831473152/video/1
Puff pastry is so versatile. It's a great product to have in the fridge, especially the ready rolled (as I can never roll a perfect rectangle, can you?). This time I made mini snacks. Don't you just love mini food for nibbling?
I'd made some of these with a different filling for the lifestyle section of the M&S website (Inspire me), but this time I decided to make something with the flavours of Greek spinach and feta spanakopita. Pop over to my post for tips and ingredients. You can make them veggie or vegan, just choose the right type of cream cheese and glaze for you.
Now who wnats one of these flaky little golden bites. BEWARE! It's hard to stop eating them! #ad #puffpastry #picnic
In honour of National Vegetarian Week, I've created some simple picnic recipes and picnic ideas for the M&S website. Pop over there for the recipes.
Have you ever made your own flour tortillas?
Cauliflower and white bean tacos. I'm in!
Tomorrow is the start of National Vegetarian Week so check out my guide for new vegetarians. Easy recipes, tips & meal plans for new vegetarians or those wishing to incorporate more veggie meals into their diet. Share this with your friends, who knows, they may try a veggie diet too.
These would be a nice treat with my spinach and coconut dal.
When I saw these cookies were supposedly healthy I thought yeah right, then I had a look at the recipe. They really are. Brightened up my afternoon.
These cookies look so good, don't they?
Sometimes you just want something a bit more substantial to eat even when the sun is out and you know me, so you know it's going to be easy. Easy but delicious. A veggie sausage & white bean casserole or would you call it a stew or a bake? Anyway I served it with creamy mashed potatoes and green veg and everyone was happy. I hope you try it. Simple one-pot cooking.
I am more than happy to have banana bread for breakfast. How about you?
On my look at these lemon donuts! *drool* She had me at lemon, but do you call these donuts, doughnuts or doughrings?
This is my go-to tomato sauce for pasta. Do try it.
Want to add extra veggies to your macaroni cheese? Cauliflower is the perfect option, cook it, then whizz it up with the cheese sauce. Perfect!
When I go to an Indian restaurant, I usually prefer a selection of starters or sides to share. They as so much more interesting and sometimes the best veggie choices. Sometimes I make my own at home too. Here is my recipe for Saag Aloo, which is a popular spinach and potato side dish. What do you order when you eat at an Indian restaurant?
I love this simple pasta salad that sings with the flavours of a Greek salad. I've included tips for making the perfect pasta salad. Do you follow my tips when you make pasta salad? Oh and do you ever have a pasta salad for dinner or is is only ever served as a side, or part of a buffet or picnic? I am interested to know. We love it for dinner.
For a real Mexican vibe try this Mexican puy lentil and sweet potato mole.
I love mushrooms, so I am excited by the masala. Can't wait to try it. Are you a mushroom lover or hater?
Looking for something different for lunch? Try my veggie sausage and red pepper wrap. Satisfyingly good!
I need these soft and chewy peanut butter cookies in my life!
Looking for a lighter potato salad with no mayo, then this is the one for you.
Do you know you can easily make your own milk from oats? This is how you do it.
You are going to love this copycat spicy bean wrap. Stock up on the ingredients, because you are going to find these very, very addictive. I made them with tinned borlotti and turtle beans. The recipe is live now over on my blog. Do you use tinned beans or soak them overnight?
This colourful pasta salad is one of our favourites, great for packed lunches, BBQs, picnics or just as a light dinner.