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Walnut, Broccoli and Ricotta Spaghetti.

In British classics, comfort food, Italian, mains, meals with mates, quick food On July 22, 2013 0 Comments

Things that always go well together: olive oil, garlic, parsley and lemon zest. Add in some good greens and healthy nut fats, along with some wholegrain pasta and… Read More »


Minted Spring Vegetables

In British classics, Italian, mains, meals with mates, quick food On June 23, 2013 0 Comments

Yeah, I know, it’s been AGES since I posted here. Alex has been keeping up his end of posting admirably in my absence. I’m suffering from the London… Read More »



In cheap, comfort food, lunches, mains, meals with mates, mexican, quick food On March 23, 2013 0 Comments

So this is basically a recipe for spicy refried bean pizza. File under Comfort Food. This combines a couple of recipes from a great book called The World… Read More »


Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry

In cheap, Indian or SE Asian, lunches, mains, meals with mates, vegan On March 19, 2013 0 Comments

                  Aaaaaah, it’s been bloody AGES since my last recipe. Apologies. First I was finishing a PhD, then I was… Read More »


Sausage and Lentil sort-of casserole

In British classics, comfort food, mains, meals with mates On December 9, 2012 0 Comments

I rarely use meat substitutes in cooking. When I do it’s usually veggie rashers and sausages. ¬†You’ll know what your favourite sort are; these are Cauldron herby ones…. Read More »


Mushroom ‘risoniotto’

In Italian, mains, meals with mates, vegan On December 5, 2012 1 Comment

This is called ‘risoniotto’ because chefs seem to think that to make us try new things they have to make them sound like old ones. From River Cottage… Read More »

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Creamy Butternut Squash, Chive, and Pine Nut Tagliatelle.

In comfort food, Italian, mains, meals with mates, quick food, vegan On November 28, 2012 1 Comment

Properly delicious, this. The first time I made it I was a little underwhelmed and found it a little stodgy, but the magical addition of a little white… Read More »


Easy and cheap(ish) Leek and Nutmeg Pie

In British classics, cheap, comfort food, mains, meals with mates On November 12, 2012 0 Comments

So, this is a guest post from the brilliant Hilary Foster (yes, I’m biased) – my only contribution to this was to eat it. Which I did extremely… Read More »

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Green bean, chickpea and fresh tomato minestrone.

In cheap, comfort food, Italian, lunches, meals with mates, soup, vegan On November 1, 2012 1 Comment

I always thought minestrone was a meat-y taste, and I didn’t have much hope for a veggie version (vegan, in fact), but, it turns out, TOTES WRONG. This… Read More »