Egg and Anchovies Crispbread Topping

Egg and Anchovies Crispbread Topping

Serves 4 6 hard-boiled eggs, finely chopped 2 tbsp finely chopped red onion 2 tbsp finely chopped chives ¼ cup finely chopped dill, plus extra sprigs, to serve 6 anchovies in oil, chopped and 1 tbsp oil reserved4 slices crispbread lemon halves, to serve Combine the eggs, onion, chives, dill, anchovies, anchovy oil and ½…

Streetfood Snack - Samosa Chaat

Streetfood Snack - Samosa Chaat

Samosa Chaat is a street food sold in eateries predominantly in northern India. It is made up of crushed samosas served with a generous topping of a chickpea preparation and garnished with a selection of chutneys and a crunchy scattering of Bombay mix. This recipe uses shop bought samosas but you could make your own…

Strawberries with Vanilla Cream

Strawberries with Vanilla Cream

Strawberries are a great source of vitamins C and K and include folic acid, fibre and potassium. Pick strawberries that are firm and plump and bring to room temperature before serving.   Serves 2   150ml double cream  1 tsp vanilla extract 100g strawberries, hulled and washed 2 washed sprigs of mint (optional) Place the…

Leftover Jam Cake

Leftover Jam Cake

You may have loads of jars of jam and don’t know what to do with any surplus. This is a cake which can be made only when you feel like having a spongy treat.   Serves 6 150g butter or margarine 2 eggs 100g caster sugar or granulated if you’ve run out of caster 1…

Turmeric and Mushroom Rice

Turmeric and Mushroom Rice

Serves 3-4   1 tbsp olive oil 1/2 onion, chopped 100g mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/2 tsp ground turmeric A pinch of sea salt  100g brown rice, washed  650ml water A few washed and chopped crinkly parsley leaves   Heat a saucepan on a…

Leftover Roasted Veg Soup

Leftover Roasted Veg Soup

This is a quick way to hunt through your vegetable drawer and get out all the veg that may need using up in some way or another. I found a couple of carrots, some mushrooms and a potato. There was some fresh rosemary too which I used but you could add dried herbs such as…