Category: Mains

Red pepper, courgette, feta and mint quiche

Red pepper and mint isn’t a classic combination but it should be because it is divine. Mixed with salty feta and the soft textured courgette – this quiche is just a taste of summer on a plate.

Barley stuffed squash

This risotto-style barley is cooked in stock with onions, red peppers, mushrooms, and preserved lemon, has a fantastic texture and wonderful flavour! Use any summer squash: patty pan, courgette, marrow…

Lentil and tomato stuffed marrow

Marrows are like big courgettes, and often overgrown courgettes (like the one in the pic below) are a fantastic substitute. Just hollow out the seeds and fill with something delicious….

Courgette and tomato tart with rocket and burrata

This quick and easy dish takes 5 minutes to prepare and only half an hour in the oven, and is the perfect way to use up that glut of courgettes…

Patty Pan Squash Salad

This cold crisp patty pan squash salad is perfect for a hot summers day. If you can’t get an patty pan squash, courgette will work perfectly too! The slight bitterness…

Tofu Summer Rolls

These little Vietnamese fresh summer rolls are delightfully refreshing. They contain a selection of colourful julienned vegetables (carrot, beetroot, cucumber batons), fresh herbs, lettuce, rice noodles and marinated paper tofu…

Puy lentils with roasted carrots and beetroot, rocket, walnuts and goats cheese

This recipe is Delia Smith inspired! She does a wonderful warm lentil salad with tomatoes. This is my take, with a few more veg thrown in to make it more…

Lemon and parmesan butter beans with artichoke hearts

This is one of the quickest dishes I cook in our house. It’s ready in 5 – 10 minutes and contains mostly store cupboard staples (just 5 ingredients). Plus it’s…

Sweet and buttery turnip with leeks, peas and tarragon

Turnips have a terrible reputation and are often overlooked. However, cook them the right way – they are an absolute treat! I wanted to create a dish that puts them…

Curried lentils with tamarind roasted cabbage

This rich, creamy, spicy dal, topped with a roasted cabbage wedge that has been coated in fruity, sour tamarind paste has become a midweek staple in our house. It’s quick,…