Any good Indian will celebrate Diwali, or any occasion with really a lot of food, and little ladoos and mithai are often the best part of it. They’re wonderful to share and feel particularly special as they’re not something you (should) have very often. One of my favourite Indian sweets to make is coconut ladoo, they’re ridiculously simple and everyone loves them. You can even dip them in chocolate if you wish!
What’s the longest you’ve taken to get round to something? I made this recipe over 2 years ago. I have actually made it since but this remains the best photograph of this recipe, but it’s been hidden away in my phone waiting to be shared here.
I remember this recipe particularly well because I made it on the day before we moved out of our rented house to our very first home. (more…)
The type of delicate cakes that women more elegant than me nibble with a cup of earl grey. Or the type of moreish little muffins that I will eat in twos, only stopping myself because I can’t be bothered to get more from the kitchen.
I get kind of grumpy when I make falafels. Something about blended chickpeas just doesn’t agree with me, and I’ve tried and failed so many times to make falafels (and houmous too). After one too many tantrums involving wallpaper paste chickpea batter, I gave up. I eat other people’s falafels. They’re good. I don’t cry.
Enter Mob Kitchen! They have mastered the homemade falafel and I’m so damn grateful to them. THANK YOU. (more…)
Quick, healthy and simple vegetarian food has made up about 90% of my cooking for some time now. As much as I love baking, I’ve recently found the challenge of producing nutritious and speedy weeknight meals to be much more enjoyable. It’s low stress (depending on the day) and very satisfying, and it allows me to stretch my creative brain on a daily basis.
When my husband became vegetarian we both tried really hard to include plenty of vegetables in our diets, not too much over-processed faux meat. We found ourselves indulging in carbs and cheese a bit too much in the early days, but 5 years on, we’ve got a good repertoire of vegetarian meals. Sure, there are some days where we pull veggie sausages out of the freezer or order a takeaway, but mainly we manage to eat well. Plus, when you live in a village the takeaway options are grim.
This tomato orzo is one of my favourites at the moment. (more…)