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Quick garlic-chilli greens and pasta

A super-quick dinner of green vegetables cooked in garlic and chilli, served with pasta. Kale, spinach, broccoli, or other green vegetables of …

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Onion soup

Serves 2, generously Six white onions Two cloves garlic Bay leaf Tarragon (optional) White wine The best stock you can find (I …

risotto

Risotto

My best friend works on a cheese stall and, yes, that is as good as it sounds. She gave us one of …

leeks

Leek and potato soup

Tasty soup for a cold day. This is ridiculously easy to make! Serves 4 5 leeks 4 big potatoes 2 litres veggie …

chickpea pancakes

Chickpea flour pancakes

Chickpea (gram) flour is very tasty, and makes a good pancake batter. I made these to have with a spiced spinach filling, …

pesto

Pesto

Home-made pesto is so easy to make I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make it. We made traditional pine-nut …

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Peanut butter stir-fry

A tasty vegetable stir-fry with a sticky peanut sauce. Yum. Takes about 15mins, so it’s a good Monday night dinner! Serves four …

curry

Vegetable dhansak

My dear friend’s mum is a cookery writer, and she posted on Facebook that she was making chicken dhansak in her slow …

piiie!

Fish pie

Another not-vegetarian post, but this was birthday dinner for my grandma so also not made in the bedsit. It’s a bit of …

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A week’s worth of meals

I did some food writing before Christmas for a large recipe website, and because I got paid by the recipe (with photo) …

soup!

Minestrone

Hearty, bean-y tomato-y soup with pasta and herbs – this is a meal in itself, although it is especially nice with hot …

korma

Vegetable korma

Rich and delicious. Not healthy. As ever, use any vegetables you like. Serves 4 1 onions 6 cloves garlic Thumb-sized piece of …

pasta

Creamy cheesy mushroom pasta

Lazy supper tonight – super-easy mushroom pasta in a creamy sauce. Serves 4 About 8 mushrooms Pasta 1tsp thyme Olive oil 2 …

pilaf

Brown rice pilaf

This is the easiest dinner in the world to make, especially if you have leftover rice. I made it the night before …