Tomato and Basil Chickpea Burgers

Scrumptious bean burgers oh how I love you. Crispy on the outside, soft within, a tang of onions and the comfort of the BEAN. I must have made dozens of these beauties over the last few years, and I’ve started to experiment. This version started as an accident, as many of the best recipes do….

Homemade Baked Beans

This was so easy and ‘everyday’ that I wasn’t going to blog it. But it was also so damn tasty that I just had to. I wanted an easy, quick dinner that wasn’t a load of ready-made junk, so I thought we’d just have baked beans on jacket potatoes. But due to Mr Roast Chicken…

Veggie Chilli Nachos

We’re feeling the Mexican love at Casa Roast Chicken and a Country Walk these days. All those beans and veggies are perfect summer food – even though the weather’s not playing ball. This is a bit of a variation on my Black Bean and Bacon Chilli, which is also super yum, but this is a…

Black Bean and Sweetcorn Tortillas

I’m so glad I discovered black beans. I make this Bacon and Black Bean Chilli regularly and it’s sooooo good. The black beans are much squishier and fudgier than kidney beans, and mush up really nicely into a dip or a spread. This meal looks complicated from the image, but is really super easy –…

Red Lentil Dhal

Sometimes you just need a curry – right? I didn’t have many fresh ingredients in the house when I got the urge – so I thought a plain dhal would do the trick – but only a very very good one. Sometimes the problem with dhal is that it’s a little lacking in pizazz. Fine,…

Green Lentil and Vegetable Cottage Pie

This is a comforting plate of fodder if ever there was one. It’s what we’ve needed up here lately – as I type there’s a gale blowing round the house and it’s bitterly cold outside. It feels so good to be snugly sipping wine on the sofa while the wind whips through the chimneys. This…

Moroccan Squash and Pea Stew

Ah stew. My favourite thing to cook. I love everything about it. Planning flavour combinations; shaking¬† up the theme (hence a Moroccan inspired version today); adding alcohol (of course); providing enough texture contrasts and working out how to pack them full of as many veggies as possible. It’s a therapeutic way of whiling away an…

Falafel

Gosh I just love falafel. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to make me own. I’ve been so used to my trusty bean burgers that I’ve not strayed before – but I’m so glad I did. Falafel are very different to bean burgers – which I should have remembered really. Bean burgers…

Lentil, Celeriac and Swede Bake

I’m rather proud of this recipe. It’s everything a home-cooked meal should be, in my not-so-humble opinion. It ticks all the boxes of being a) healthy b) full of vegetables c) filling and d) scrumptious. It’s also something that will work with whatever vegetables you’ve got lying around. You will need the celery/onion/garlic/carrot ensemble for…

Very Easy Ratatouille

Hey everyone! Here’s a very quick, very easy ratatouille. All you need to do is chop everything up and fry it up in a big pan – you really can’t go wrong. A great way to get tucked into lots and lots of delicious vegetables. This is great to make when you haven’t been anywhere…

Low Cal Vietnamese Vegetable Rolls

Vietnamese food is often light and always fresh and tasty. On a recent city break I had the most FABULOUS Vietnamese food I’ve ever tasted. I could have just eaten and eaten and eaten. In fact, I pretty much did. One of my most favouritest Vietnamese foods ever are their rice paper rolls. There’s something…

Herby Aubergine and Courgette Salad

I’m always trying to create different ideas for weekday lunches. I want to look forward to my lunch, and savour every last little mouthful. My go-to combo is sweetcorn, tomatoes, feta cheese and cucumber – a Greek salad morphed into Mexican with the help of an Abel and Cole¬†recipe which gave me the idea. It’s…