Butternut squash soup

Butternut squash soup

It’s squash time of year! I love a butternut squash, so I was pleased to see a magnificent specimen in my Oddbox delivery this week. These are great roasted with spices, but this time I made a simple soup, perfect given the distinctly autumnal turn the weather has taken. I gave it a bit of…

Purple Carrot Hummus

Purple Carrot Hummus

Purple Carrot Hummus What to do when a large bunch of purple carrots catches your eye? These are really good for you and, apparently, came before the orange carrots we are so used to seeing these days. Well, you could just keep it simple and steam them and serve as a side dish. Or you…

Stuffed Courgettes - It’s vegetarian and easily made with oil or butter

Stuffed Courgettes

I rose to the courgette challenge! Here’s a delicious and versatile idea for a lunch or indeed a dinner. Or maybe breakfast – who knows in these lockdown times, the usual rules don’t apply. It’s vegetarian and could easily be made with oil instead of butter and with vegan cheese. Any lentils will do, any…

Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

I was asked to do something with tinned crab for the Lockdown Lunchbox – and I do love a fishcake, so I decided to do these gorgeous little crab cakes. They are quick and easy to make and great with a bit of chilli sauce on the side or some salad. You could use tinned…

Celeriac

Celeriac Two Ways

Celeriac Two Ways It’s strange what’s readily available in the shops at the moment and what you can’t buy for love nor money. Plenty of celeriac round my way, so I snapped one up. A whole one would make a lot of celeriac remoulade, so I used half for this and prepared a celeriac and…

Beetroot Broth

Beetroot Broth

I just love beetroot, so when I spotted a large bunch in a local shop I just had to buy it. I roasted some to use in salads but saved a couple for this gorgeous and simple broth. When I went on the Redemption Retreat (seems like a different lifetime but was actually less than…

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

Roasted Cauliflower Salad

I had half a cauliflower left over from a comfort food cauliflower cheese earlier in the week. And clearly we can’t waste anything in these strange times. This is great as a side salad or just as a light and tasty lunch. Ingredients for our Roasted Cauliflower Salad Half a large cauliflower 2 tbsp olive…

Roasted Squash Soup

Roasted Squash Soup

You can use whatever squash you can lay your hands on for this. I used a Kabocha, which is a delicious Japanese squash. You can roast the squash ahead of time if you like and then the soup can be on the table in less than half an hour. Roasted Squash Soup Ingredients Half a…