Vegetarian

Broad Bean, Pea and Mint Hummus

Broad Bean, Pea and Mint Hummus

Summer is here and with it less desire for heavy meals, more desire to use more fresh produce as there is plenty at the shops, and eating more healthily. Broad bean, pea and mint hummus is on all the restaurant menus I look at lately […]

Feta and Tomato Stuffed Courgette (Zucchini)

Feta and Tomato Stuffed Courgette (Zucchini)

Summer nights and eating al fresco is one of my favourite pastimes. Summery food (and a cold glass of wine) and I’m happy. These large courgettes were grown by my sister in law, I didn’t manage to get round to growing any vegetables this year, […]

Slow Cooker Spinach and Halloumi Pearl Barley Risotto 

Slow Cooker Spinach and Halloumi Pearl Barley Risotto 

This month the theme for the Slow Cooked Challenge over with Janice from Farmersgirl Kitchen is Rice and Grains. I’ve only tried a risotto once in the slow cooker, and it was partly extremely soggy and partly still hard, so not successful at all! So […]

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

A warming slow cooker vegetable curry, using up all the veggies from the bottom of the fridge. Frugal, healthy and perfect for the cold weather!

Slow Cooker Chickpea and Paneer Curry + The Slow Cooked Challenge

Slow Cooker Chickpea and Paneer Curry + The Slow Cooked Challenge

I am not sure how February has arrived already but I am enjoying the slightly lighter mornings and evenings after the darkness of December and early January, how about you? Time for February’s Slow Cooked Challenge, the place for bloggers to share their slow cooked […]

Slow Cooker Aubergine, Pepper and Mozzarella Bake

Slow Cooker Aubergine, Pepper and Mozzarella Bake

Eating more vegetables and cutting out the meat from some meals is a great way to cut back, eat on a lower budget and increase your intake of vitamins and other good things all in one go! As is customary in January, I am trying […]

Slow Cooker Halloumi Bake

Slow Cooker Halloumi Bake

As you might have seen from my recent recipes for spicy bean stew and cumin, parsnip and apple soup, I am on a mission to increase my vegetable intake and make healthier choices. Halloumi is something I am rather addicted to, a cafe near my work […]

Slow Cooker Cumin, Parsnip and Apple Soup

Slow Cooker Cumin, Parsnip and Apple Soup

In a bid to stave off the autumn and winter germs, I am currently packing as many vegetables into our meals as possible. Soup is great for this, I always use up those limp vegetables at the back of the fridge in a big pot […]

Slow Cooker Spicy Bean Stew

Slow Cooker Spicy Bean Stew

After spending what seems like much of the summer baking, it is time for me to cut back and make some healthier choices! When it is colder, I find salads less attractive and I’d much rather have a warming bowl of stew, casserole or curry […]

Feta, Pepper and Courgette Filo Pie

Feta, Pepper and Courgette Filo Pie

For a lighter version of a quiche, why not use filo pastry for the case and make a feta, pepper and courgette filo pie. This filo pie is filled with colourful vegetables – yellow and red peppers, red onion, courgette – and feta cheese, and […]

Slow Cooker Curried Potato, Pea and Sweetcorn Croquettes

Slow Cooker Curried Potato, Pea and Sweetcorn Croquettes

As the warmer weather is coming (touch wood it stays), I still like to use my slow cooker for the convenience of it. You can still make delicious meals in the slow cooker even in the summer, with no stews or casseroles in sight. You […]

Easy Slow Cooker Dal

Easy Slow Cooker Dal

This cold weather makes me want to eat food that will warm me, both with the flavour of spices and with the heat from a long slow cook. This split pea dal is so easy to throw in the pot in the morning and then […]