Things have been rather pedestrian at dinner time in the last few weeks. I’ve been on a bit of a downer all round. I seem to have lost the ability to think about cooking. Anything new I’ve tried has turned out rather bland. The fog in my head has extended to the kitchen. A sorry state … Continue reading Bombay Potatoes and Surfacing from the Culinary Fog.
When I first posted about my family’s new eating ideas, here, my sister recommended A Modern Way to Eat as a good introduction to tasty, vegetarian cooking. I needed all the help I could get, so dutifully went out and bought it straight away, and I’m so glad I did. Anna Jones is a protege of … Continue reading Cooking the Books – A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones
I found this simple sounding salmon recipe on Pinterest and it immediately became a family favourite. Here’s a link to the original. Quick and easy, one-pan dinners are always top of my favourites list, and this one is totally do-able for a weeknight family meal, and impressive enough for a relaxed dinner when friends come round. It has all … Continue reading 7 Winter Days of Dinner – Sunday: Roast Salmon and Potatoes
Since we’ve become pretty much vegetarian (with the exception of fish), I’ve been looking at alternative sources of protein that are gluten free (for Miss E), low calorie (for Mr. B), and also won’t break the bank. Pulses tick all the boxes, so I’ve looked at lots of different ways of cooking them. I didn’t … Continue reading 7 Winter Days of Dinner – Saturday: Jamie’s Aubergine Daal
A long, long time ago a rather battered vegetarian recipe book came into my possession. It’s a long story, and I will bore you with it because I can. It was 1987. From memory I had just graduated from my fashion degree, and Mr.B and I were quite a new item. Uni had ended, and neither Mr.B … Continue reading 7 Winter Days of Dinner – Friday: Chestnuts and Vegetable Casserole
One of my absolute fave restaurants in Melbourne is the legendary Moroccan Soup Bar in Fitzroy. I first experienced the amazing cuisine of this Melbourne institution about 12 years ago with friends. I went a couple of times, and then not again until recently, as we live on the other side of town. Over the years I’ve … Continue reading 7 Winter Days of Dinner – Thursday: Makloubeh