Sunday, March 17, 2013

sunday lunch take 2

An update to our previous Sunday lunch, this time it was smoked salmon, sauerkraut, plum tomatoes, rocket drizzled in lemon, sourdough bread with a thin scraping of butter and mustard, served with radishes and topped with scrambled eggs and wild garlic from Leila's Shop. Seasoned with sea salt and pepper. A real buffet!

The wild garlic was a revelation, and we wilted them slightly with the eggs just before serving as per the lovely shop assistant's recommendation.  Leila's is a great place for discovering new ingredients. Every time we go there for the usual staples of Poilane bread and fresh eggs, we end up walking out with something unexpected. Recently it was Polish pickles and mustard, this time it was wild garlic. Definitely worth a look if you are in Shoreditch!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

couscous and fries

Two favourite recipes that have been high on rotation recently and that are a match made in heaven:

Green Couscous (wholewheat couscous, spring onions, rocket, coriander, mint, parsely, fried onions) from Ottolenghi's Plenty.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

christmas day

A little belated but here are the dishes we prepared for Christmas Day.

Jamie Oliver's Perfect Roast Potatoes
Baked Peas with Tarragon, Yoghurt and Pistachios via 101 Cookbooks
Roasted Pumpkin with Wild Rice Salad via 101 Cookbooks

Saturday, February 16, 2013

This was a healthy slice made for a trip up to the small isles in Scotland. We weren't sure what food would be available, so wanted to be prepared for many long train and ferry trips with a delicious snack that was not pre-packaged or processed. 

I can't remember the exact recipe, but it was inspired by these Everything Bars and involved carrots, medjool dates, nuts, oats and wholemeal flour, with coconut oil and maple syrup. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

end of week stir-fry

As with our curry formula, we enjoy making a stir-fry at the end of most weeks as the perfect way to use up any leftover vegetables. We have learnt that nearly any vegetable can work in a stir fry (even pumpkin)   and like most meals we cook it is simple, fuss-free and delicious.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

sunday lunch

On a Sunday one of our favourite lunches is fresh rocket (drizzled in lemon juice and mixed with sunflower seeds as always), fried eggs, mackeral and fresh bread served with a cup of tea.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

tofu burger

A simple, satisfying vegetarian burger.

Roasted pumpkin, tofu and a fried (organic, free-range) egg, nestled between slices of wholemeal/rye/sourdough bread (take your pick). Assemble and serve alone, or with some rocket drizzled in lemon.