All posts filed under: Dinners

Savoy Cabbage, Bacon + White Bean Soup with Apple and Mustard

I’m currently recovering from a cheeky little dose of Coronavirus. This soup was something I made myself somewhere in the early stages of death and promised to make again when I was well enough to write it down and here I am, temperature returned to normal and energy levels slowly regenerating, delivering on my word. You’ll notice that it’s a lesser spotted not-vegetarian recipe. I was sick and I wanted to eat bacon. Moments such as these are the very reason I never actually call myself a vegetarian. If you have beer and you’re so inclined, add half a can at the same time as the stock. I haven’t included it in the recipe cause I didn’t happen to have any in when I was actually writing down measurements but I did last time I made it and 10/10 would go again. 3-4 servings 1/2 a head savoy cabbage, shredded1 onion, chopped finely1 apple, sliced6 rashers streaky smoked bacon, sliced1 tsp dijon mustard1.2L chicken stock1 can cannelini beans 1 – In your biggest, heaviest saucepan, …

Smoky Aubergine and Lentil Ragu

It’s absolutely pissing it down this morning, so I thought some comfort food might be appropriate. We appear to have just about reached “it’s gonna be rainy and repulsively windy day in, day out for months now and there’s nothing you can do about it” season in the South of England. This, I’m sure, is where we’ll stay for some time to come. While we’re here, we should probably eat some delicious hot food that doesn’t look particularly pretty but tastes like an actual cuddle. First, credit where credit is due. The author of the original recipe is the gorgeous and ever so talented Rosie Birkett, and I first saw it in this months issue of BBC Good Food. I’ve since tweaked it to our preferences (Tom refuses to eat walnuts, I like to add more veg in where I can and heartbreakingly I no longer have access to a bay tree) and am dying to give it to you lot. It’s not a super simple, done in 20 minutes one, but it is absolutely doable …

Tapas for One: Three Low Carb Recipes

I’m a little under the weather, and this is particularly unpleasant weather to be residing under. There’s nothing in particular wrong, I just started to feel really shitty yesterday and woke up with an impending sense of doom that I haven’t been able to shake all day. Perhaps it’s the rain, perhaps it’s the apocalyptic political atmosphere, perhaps it’s without reason at all. This evening – like on all the miserable evenings that have come before it – I worked out my worries in the kitchen. In the process, I discovered how easy it is to make a few tapas dishes just for yourself. I thought I’d share that with you, since it seems quite a nice thing to do for yourself when it rains, or when the political atmosphere is apocalyptic, or for no reason at all. Padron Peppers Public service announcement: you can now buy padron peppers in ALDI. For less than a quid, naturally. I used half the packet (about 75g) for my one person serving. I’m fairly sure that I overdid these, …