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Vegan Butternut Squash Chilli

Last week, I hosted a Mexican dinner party at my place. We had palomas (grapefruit and tequila cocktails), queso, cornbread and the best vegetarian chilli I have ever tasted. It was all centered around smoky, blackened aubergine – but everything else about it was perfect too. The balance of the spices, the inclusion of hearty lentils. Oh, boy, I’ll be making it again and again. So eager was I to make it again already that I adapted it for the Pressure King Pro. The only real difference here is using cut up squash instead of aubergine, so all credit for this wonderful recipe goes to Izy Hossack. This recipe is where the Pressure King Pro comes into its own. In just 25 minutes (the full cycle of the stew setting) lentils are cooked to perfection, butternut squash is soft and buttery, and you have a fully fledged flavourful veggie chilli waiting to be devoured. Granted, the flavours don’t develop in quite the same way as they would cooked slowly for two hours on the hob, …

Vegan Carrot Cake Porridge

Vegan Carrot Cake Porridge

OK so I’m finally really, really, for realsies embracing autumn now. I’ve put fairylights next to the fridge. There are little ornamental pumpkins sat by the window behind the stove. We watched both The Deathly Hallows Pt 1 and The Deathly Hallows Pt 2 on the trot last night. The next logical step? Cake for breakfast. Yes, if we’re going to be inside and damp and miserable, we might as well just constantly treat ourselves. That’s the way this season goes. Never ending self indulgence to make up for how sodding dark it is. In my defence, this porridge isn’t even really that cakey. I’ve not added sugar – apart from the sultanas and mixed peel – and I’m sure it’s probably a relatively sensible first meal, what with the chopped nuts and the oats that’ll slowly release energy throughout the day. I mean I won’t look into its nutritional value too keenly for fear of disappointment, but there are certainly less healthy starts to the day than this. This recipe is coming at you …