Roasted peppers stuffed with tomatoes

Roasted peppers stuffed with tomatoes

I saw a cooking program last week in passing (although I can’t for the life of me remember what it was) and it mentioned tomato stuffed peppers which greatly...

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Asperges en vinaigrette

Just like the Poireaux en Vinaigrette (http://recessionbitesblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/17/poireaux-en-vinaigrette/), asparagus with vinaigrette are a classic French starter. Ingredients (for a starter portion – this will serve 2): 1 bunch of white...

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Poireaux en vinaigrette

Leeks with a mignonette drizzle. This is a very classic French starter. It’s cheap and is dead handy to use up those couple of leeks wilting in the bottom...

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Sauce Mignonette

Sauce Mignonette

This sauce is a condiment or can be used as a vinaigrette over crudites.  Particularly delicious on a freshly opened oyster. Ingredients: 2 shallots, red wine vinegar, cracked black...

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Squash and basil soup

A real winter warmer, this one! Ingredients: 1 squash, 2 onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 50 g of red lentils, 1 chilli, ginger (fresh if you have it), turmeric...

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Apple and carrot slaw

This was recommended to me last week by my work friend Viv so tried it on Saturday. It’s fresh and delicious. Ingredients:  4 carrots, 2 apples, a bit of...

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Spiced lentils and tahini

Hot and spicy and ideal if you’ve got a cold! Ingredients:  250 g red lentils, spices and lots of it (this depends on your own taste but I use:...

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Vinaigrette

If you have a good dressing, you can feed “rabbit food” to most people and they won’t complain. You can make a jar of it and keep it in...

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