Recipes, Soups and sauces

Cauliflower and lentil soup

Serves 4 1 ½ cups red lentils 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 3 cloves of garlic, crushed 1 chili pepper, finely chopped 1 teaspoon turmeric powder 1 teaspoon freshly toasted and ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 3 cups hot water 3 teaspoons white miso 1… Continue reading Cauliflower and lentil soup

Recipes, Soups and sauces, Vegetarian

Hazelnut & Manchego Pesto

My farmer’s market is full of fresh herbs at this time of year, and one of the most delicious summer herbs is basil. You can add the leaves to salads, and they are amazingly delicious with tomatoes. Best of all you can make pesto and serve it with roasted vegetables, or whole wheat pasta, or… Continue reading Hazelnut & Manchego Pesto

Recipes, Soups and sauces, Vegetarian

Beet soup

This easy and delicious soup serves 4-6 people. Ingredients 6 medium sized beets 1 onion 2 pints of water or vegetable stock Zest and juice of 1 lemon Salt and black pepper to taste Plain organic yoghurt   Method Grate the beets and onion. Put them in a pan with the water or stock, bring… Continue reading Beet soup

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Tom’s Red Kuri Soup

This delicious fall soup serves 4 people. Ingredients 2 cups of Red Kuri squash (seeds removed, no need to remove skin, cubed) Fresh dill 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock 1 onion (chopped) 1 cup chopped celery root (also called celeriac) 1 leek, chopped Salt and pepper to taste Method Roast the cubed Red Kuri… Continue reading Tom’s Red Kuri Soup

Recipes, Soups and sauces, Vegetarian

Mary’s lentil soup

This soup is easy to make and very satisfying to eat. The recipe comes from my mother, who is an expert at making delicious soups. It serves 4 people. Ingredients 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove of garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon of olive oil 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric 1 can… Continue reading Mary’s lentil soup

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Summer tomato sauce

This amount serves four people over some whole wheat pasta. Grate some parmesan on the pasta, and serve it with a green salad. This is a simple and tasty summer dinner. Ingredients 6 tomatoes, roughly chopped 3 cloves of garlic, peeled A handful of fresh basil, and/or a handful of fresh oregano Salt and freshly… Continue reading Summer tomato sauce

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Mango salsa

This is delicious with almost anything. Ingredients ½ a red onion juice of  ½ a lemon ½ teaspoon of salt 1 mango 1 bunch of cilantro ½ a cucumber 1 chili (or less according to your taste) 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 tablespoon of white balsamic vinegar Method Finely slice the red onion. Mix… Continue reading Mango salsa

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This middle-eastern sauce is delicious in many ways. You can use it as an accompaniment to fish, chicken, roasted vegetables, as well as rice, or just spread it on bread. Ingredients 2 red peppers 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium red onion chopped… Continue reading Harissa