Rose and Coconut Biscuits

Oops. I had forgotten about the legendary Sikh hospitality, so when I took these homemade rose and coconut biscuits over to welcome our new neighbours, as they seem fully moved in now, I came back with an enormous chunk of birthday cake and a box of chocolates! That was not my aim at all, but …

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Courgette Shawarma

Ok, it's not actually shawarma. I haven't spiked extra large courgettes, and grilled them on an upright spit. No. But I have taken some of those shawarma spices, and rubbed them all over some beautiful white Turkish courgettes. I love all of the courgette family, but the white ones do seem to hold up better …

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Carrot and Pistachio Pilaf

I signed up to Oddbox when Lockdown 2.0 started. The thrill of getting a small mystery fruit and vegetable box was only outweighed by knowing I was rescuing items that would otherwise have gone to waste. I wish this was available all over the country, as there is absolutely nothing wrong with the produce. All …

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Meat Free Moshari Kokkinisto / Pastitsada

I'd made something called Moshari Kokkinisto - reddened beef - with the remains of the seitan left over from the doner experiment. I had a pretty large chunk of it left so I twisted it, pulled it and broke it into pieces. It takes some doing, as it's pretty elastic! Bear in mind that these …

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Hail Seitan, Destroyer of, er, bread.

I admit, I am late to this homemade seitan thing because a) I'm not a vegetarian and b) lots of restaurants out there have been doing it better, for longer but as my tooth works are ongoing, I needed a protein with no surprises.I'm not a fan of doner meat, not because of the ears/noses/toes …

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