I love curry whether eating out or staying in. My favourite Indian restaurant in Brighton is Chaula’s because they have a comprehensive vegetarian menu that includes specials plus you can order all the sides as a main course. It is generally busy so there is a lively atmosphere and the service is always friendly. My favourite meal is Continue reading “An Indian Feast for National Curry Week”
Here’s a great way to use all those little jars of paste like Tapenade, sundried tomato and pesto. These aubergine crispy discs make a delicious snack and you can play with all kinds of flavours in the pastes and the cheese topping. The secret is to cut the aubergine thinly and not to overload the topping so they cook through and become crispy.
Share a plate of these with friends as a starter or Continue reading “Aubergine Crispy Discs”
This is such a quick, simple and satisfying curry to make – and it must be good because people are always asking me for the recipe. All you need is a fresh onion – the rest can come straight from the store cupboard – so it has become one of my favourite standby dinners. It scales up well if you are cooking for a lot of people. I have a huge catering pot that is great for parties and events. One night, I made the initial curry and then just kept topping it up as the evening wore on. Continue reading “Chickpea and Tomato Curry”
You know the feeling – you’ve got lots to do, nothing planned for dinner and not much time to shop or cook, but you still want something tasty and healthy.
That was me one evening recently; a quick rummage in the fridge produced a selection of vegetables leftover from various meals throughout the week. Continue reading “Mixed vegetable casserole – a one-pot wonder”
This tempting combination was created following a mini baking disaster that left me with a crumbled sponge cake that I couldn’t bear to waste. A quick root around the cupboard produced some leftover Pimms – apparently an alien concept to some – and a new take on the traditional sherry trifle came alive. Continue reading “Pimms and Raspberry Trifle”
Feeling Hot Hot Hot
I’m sure like me you are loving the heat and you know what they say…. If you can’t stand the heat. Get out of the kitchen
If you’re lucky enough to have a garden or a little outdoor space then it’s ideal time for a barbecue. It’s time to get out the charcoals and get smoking those veggie kebabs. Continue reading “The Crunch Factor”