All posts tagged: pumpkin

Celeriac and Pumpkin Mash

“Dude, what the hell do I do with celeriac?” That’s the question I asked myself when I picked up my veg box on Friday morning. I’m trying something different than Abel & Cole this month, going super local with a company called Ashurst Organics. It’s a gorgeous box but so expensive at £15.90 so I’m not sure I’ll make it a weekly thing.. anyway, I digress. In my box this week there were two great big celeriacs (is that the right plural? I have so much to learn). One of which is going straight into a soup at my Mum’s request. That left just one solitary, mysterious celeriac situation for me to play with. I hit Google, as we all do now if the answer to a query doesn’t appear into our brains in one millisecond. God, we’re impatient. I found a few interesting recipes. There was a slaw or two that certainly appealed, and I could have been tempted into a gratin, too. But when “smashed celeriac” showed up, my interest was officially piqued. It’s …

Pumpkin + Pecan Warm Rice Salad

I promised super seasonal stuff this autumn, and I feel like this recipe full on delivers. I’ve been stockpiling squashes in a big way. Partly for pictures, mostly because they look beautiful and make me feel all cosy. It’s like I can’t function unless I have at least 4 squashes knocking about in the house somewhere. It’s getting pretty serious.. I’ve also been trying to get my head into the vegan game a little bit. Veganuary is coming up (January, in case that wasn’t obvious) and I want to absolutely kill it this year. Breeze through it like it’s nothing. As with my last recipe, this is vegan if you serve it just like this, but by all means fry up some eggs or halloumi if you’re allergic to the concept of plant-based foods. I don’t know what the deal is with re-heating rice. I once heard it was dangerous. I’ve been reheating a portion of this every day by frying it in a bit of oil on high for like a minute or two …