All posts tagged: carrot

5-Ingredient Carrot and Feta Fritters

I’m of the opinion that fritters are really quite good at capturing the tail end of summer and the very beginnings of autumn. They’re best served with fresh, crunchy salad, but are themselves shallow fried, edging us in to the comfort of stodgier treats to come. Plus, they’re orange. Anything that practically brings itself together and has an ingredients list I can count on one hand is always alright by me, and this ticks both of those boxes. You can whip up a quick salad while the fritters are frying and have the whole shebang on the table in 15-20 minutes, if you’re inclined towards speedier kitchen habits. If I could give you two tips, they’d be the following: Serve the fritters with sweet chilli sauce, or a spicy chutney, anything sweet and dippable, it brings everything together beautifully. When clearing up afterwards, pour excess oil into a container for recycling (this is a thing) and then mop up the very last dregs with kitchen towel before attempting to wash up, to avoid greasy slicks …

Vegan Carrot, Parsnip and Leek Bhajis

More often than not, I plan my dinner in the morning while I’m at work. I’ve tried weekly meal planning on Sundays, but the lack of spontaneity frustrates me and I find I don’t enjoy cooking nearly so much when everything has been laid out so far in advance. If I search Pinterest, BBC Good Food and my soul for inspiration and still come up empty, there’s only ever one thing for it: The ALDI Super 6. Every week, there are six fruits and vegetables on special offer in ALDI right at the front of the supermarket. I tend to just wander down on my lunchbreak (considerably earlier than most thanks to my weird working hours) and stare at the Super 6 ingredients until my brain turns them into a dinner. This week, I found my dinner in parsnips (39p), carrots (39p) and leeks (59p). I could have turned them into some kind of delicious soup, but we did soup last week and to be honest, I was craving some good old fashioned fried stuff. …

Happy International Picnic Day

June 18th is International Picnic Day! Shake the grass from your blankets and dust off your hampers, it’s time to eat alfresco. If you’re stumped as to where you should take your portable nibbles, check out the National Trust’s perfect picnic spots to find an idyllic patch of land to eat on near you. For some of you, a Wednesday isn’t the best day to try and organise a picnic situation, if that’s you – keep reading! To celebrate International Picnic Day I’ll be spreading out the picnic rug in the back garden and enjoying a nice home made juice, you’ll find the recipe below. If you’re not office bound, my Broccoli, Asparagus and Mint Quiche would go down well on a windswept meadow, or box up my Carrot and Cheddar Muffins before heading down to the beach. Carrot and Orange Zinger 4 small/medium carrots 2 oranges thumb sized piece of ginger As with my previous juice recipes, throw all the ingredients into your juicer after chopping roughly. I recommend pouring it in to a pretty jar …