Homemade Paneer, Tomato & Spinach Curry
If only I'd known years ago just how simple, cheap and delicious paneer was to make myself! Thanks to a friend, Sheena, for sharing your recipe. It takes just 2 ingredients and roughly 10 minutes of "hands on" time.
Paneer: Note this makes a small block, just over 200g. You need a large saucepan, a large bowl lined with cheesecloth set over a pan to catch the whey, something to weigh it down when setting.
1 litre whole fresh milk. 3 tsp lemon juice. In a large saucepan bring the milk to ...
A warm hug on a plate! So easy and ridiculously cheap to make, I made too much so have frozen single portions.
1 large red onion, finely chopped. 2 cloves of garlic, crushed. 1 large leek, washed and chopped. 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced. A chunk of pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and diced. 2 large carrots, peeled and diced. Half a cauliflower, broken into small florets. Half a head of broccoli, broken into small florets. 1 small tin of kidney beans, rinsed ...
Roasted Tomato & Red Lentil Soup
Soup weather is finally here, for me that calls for celebration! This is a gently spiced soup both comforting and filling.
2 big ripe tomatoes, sliced thickly. 2 cloves of garlic, crushed. A few bay leaves. Olive oil. Seasoning.
1 large red onion, diced. 1/2 tsp each of chilli powder, ground cumin and ground coriander.
80g red lentils, rinsed. 1 tbsp tomato extract. 1/2 tsp sugar or honey. Hot vegetable stock to just cover ingredients.
Roast tomatoes in a tray ...
Chickpea, carrot, red pepper, onions and lots of spices. These are really delicious, very simple to make and if you make too much? Leave the rest in the fridge for the next day or cook them all and eat them cold with dips! Note: they need refrigerating for a few hours before cooking, quite delicate so need that time to toughen up!
Ingredients:100g of fresh brown bread crumbs. 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed. 1 red onion, roughly chopped. 2 carrots, grated. 1 red pepper, roughly ...
My only comment would be that it takes ages to simmer the lentils, if I could I'd probably buy them pre-cooked! (Not laziness, simply power consumption on a boat talking).
Ingredients: 200g dried yellow split peas. Rinse them well then cover with about a litre of water in a saucepan and simmer for about 35 minutes, or until they're softened. Skim the foam off the top and stir occasionally throughout cooking. By the end of the cooking time there won't be much water left in the pan, just ...
Spiced Red Pepper Falafel
Delicious both hot and cold, served with the feta & red pepper dip they were truly amazing. The mixture is not easy to shape as it's quite wet. I ended up scooping it out with a tablespoon, place dollops on baking paper in an oven tray.
Ingredients: 1 tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed. 1 medium sized red onion, very finely diced. 2 cloves of garlic, grated. 1 roasted red pepper (from a jar), very finely diced. Small knob of ginger, grated.
2 tsp ground cumin. 1 tsp ground ...
Vegan Cauliflower, Red Pepper & Pea Curry
Quite spicy, feel free to change the amount of chilli, very satisfying. I think next time I may add a couple of spoons of coconut milk? Anyhow continuing the healthy "please can my cholesterol lower" scheme this is supper tonight!
2 red onions, finely sliced. 2 cloves of garlic, grated. A tbsp grated ginger. 1 red pepper, thinly sliced. 1 small cauliflower, break into florets. 1 or 2 chillies, seeds moved and sliced thinly. 3 medium sized tomatoes, diced. ...
Feta & Red Pepper Dip
Tasty combination of sharp and sweet, ready in less than 2 minutes.
Simply blend together until smooth:
200g of feta cheese. 2 roasted red peppers from a jar along with a tbsp of oil from the jar. A clove of garlic. Black pepper. 1/2 tsp ground cumin and a few chilli flakes.
Eating later with spicy baked falafel and marinated chilli courgette salad. Salivating at the thought!
Smooth and creamy, like a guacamole really!
In a small food processor:
Blitz together a ripe chopped avocado; 2 cloves of garlic and a finely chopped spring onion. Add 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil, the juice of half a lemon and a few drops of tabasco. Blitz again then add a little water and blend until you've got the consistency you want. Season with salt and black pepper. Add more lemon juice if wanted.
Delicious with salad, couscous. Use as a dip or spread on bread/crackers. ...
Lemon, Ginger & Mint Iced Tea
I can't be alone in saying just drinking water (lots and lots as it's so hot) is getting a bit boring. Quick, easy to make and it must be better than shop bought filled with various additives. If you've got a supply of herbal teas give this a whirl! For this I used lemon and ginger herbal infused teabags.
To make 1 litre:
4 lemon & Ginger herbal teabags. The rind of 1 ripe lemon. A small handful of mint leaves. Juice of the lemon and a tbsp of Agave syrup (substitute honey or don't ...