I love the versatility of fritters – they make a perfect light meal and work equally well as part of a mezze. These zucchini, ricotta and chickpea fritters are wonderful with spicy tomato chutney but I also like to serve them with tzatziki. This recipe will make 12...
Archive for category: Vegetables
I recently shared with you my review of Tessa Kiros’s sumptuous cookbook Venezia, so I thought I would let you in on one of my favourite risotto recipes from her cookbook. This is a delicious vegetable risotto, creamy but fresh, easy to make and the ‘crowning-glory’ is the use of...
Of all the vegetables that I grow in my garden, nothing seems to be as prolific as my zucchinis and whilst I love to use them, they can be a challenge to serve as a vegetable on their own. Here is a wonderful recipe by Maggie Beer from her...
I am increasingly turning to vegetables as the starting point of my menu planning and I am excited that my garden is flourishing so that I will soon be able to start picking the new crop of home-grown vegetables. At the weekend, I re-organised my overflowing recipe files...
These mushrooms are just so versatile and fabulous that I had to share the simple recipe with you. I always have a stock of different types of mushrooms in the fridge, so portobello and button mushrooms are invariably to hand. This dish makes a wonderful side for lamb or...
Here is another of my favourite ‘meatless dishes using eggplant and is a Greek version of moussaka or as Maria Bernardis, who created this recipe, calls it ‘fake moussaka’. I often prepare this when we are having guests for dinner, especially when I am doing lamb, so that any vegetarian...
I have often said how much I love cooking with eggplant and certainly Moussaka is one of my favourite dishes, but when I am looking for a meatless meal, I do sometimes turn to this recipe for eggplant parmigana. This is such a simple dish to prepare but it is...
I love this simple dish of peas, tomatoes and feta, similar to the Greek dish Fasolakia but using peas instead of beans. While this will pair beautifully with lamb, I enjoy it as a dish on its own, and serve it with plenty of warm crusty bread to soak...
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