Simple Suppers: Cauliflower and Spinach Curry

Spinach and Cauliflower Curry

I think with the cold setting in quite strongly here I have been craving warm and comforting food. But for some reason instead of my tastebuds yearning for soups and stews, pasta bakes and pie, I have been hankering after a good curry.

So in the last week I have cooked three. One: Cauliflower and Spinach, Two: Chicken Reendang , Three: Chicken, Aubergine and Mango
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Banish the Bland

I just wanted to write a quick post about why you would eat From Scratch.

The other day I went out for dinner ( I know, not From Scratch – but there is a point so bare with me)

I ordered a fairly simple noodle dish which I received and did taste very nice, but it didn’t really have flavour it was just nice (I think perhaps It might have been the msg) anyway the point the food tasted nice but it was beige. No other colour just beige. It supposedly had about 10 ingredients in it – all of them apparently were beige. Now essentially there is nothing wrong with it, as I said it tasted nice but that was it.
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Simple Suppers: Peperonata

Now I have lied a bit in the subject line because I didnt actually have it for supper. This was todays lunch. But it was a lovely warm and filling lunch so as far as I am concerned it counts as supper, obviously I will still be eating supper, but you get the picture.

Peperonata has been on my list of dishes to try for a while now. SO when I came back from the gym starving, I did what any sensible person would do and had a banana.

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Go FIGure

This isn’t really a separate post more of a continuation of the ode to figs that I started on Saturday.

Sunday was no different, the figs were going strong and I decided to make a Goats Cheese, Red Onion and Fig Tart.

I served it with a simple salad and it was the most delicious and satisfying lunch I have had in ages.

The recipe is really easy and most of it can be prepared in advance, so I think this might become my recipe of choice when people are over for dinner.
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Leftovers Night

Recently I have been getting more and more fed up with those half used packets of different foods shoved at the back of my cupboard. I know the whole point of non perishable food is that it can become part of loads of meals. But I just seem to be collecting half empty packets of loads and loads of things, I mean I have 4 different kinds of rice packets all half used. How annoying!

After reaching my limit of shoving more and more in the cupboard I have decided to start using it. In my mind this is a great challenge. You spend less money as you are using up rather than buying more, you get to be a bit inventive and play around with flavours and ideas. Oh yes and you get more cupboard space.
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Suppers with Grandpa

I know I have been completely silent, a dreadful thing for any blogger to do. Stop blogging. Well Did you miss me? Hopefully.

The reason for this silence – well quite simply I had a holiday. I know if you’re a ‘lifestyle’ blogger you are supposed to blog everyday regardless of holidays. I know I probably should have kept you updated on all the wonderful food I was eating and making, but to be quite honest I just wanted a bit of a break and I am sure you appreciated it as well. Continue reading

Simple Suppers: Summertime Stew

How exciting is it that everything  in my title begins with an S, my alliteration is top notch. As is this fish stew. I know you might be thinking “ what the hell is she on about? stew in the summer?” Or “oh, its an English summer which means its cold and it rains.” Well think again my friends, because it is currently sitting at about 27 degrees C and it is a day for ice creams and shorts. (All the wishful thinking must have worked!) Anyway this is so light and scrumptious. Its exactly the sort of dinner you need at the end of a long hot day.

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Summer Suppers Take 2

This week my search for simple summer suppers led me towards the joy of a Chicken Kebab. Whilst for many this may be synonymous with the late night/ early morning sobering up meal, for me the Chicken Kebab is summer on a plate – it’s like having a barbecue without having to have the weather or outside space for a barbecue. The crispy chicken, the rich and flavoursome sauces: a match made in tastebud heaven.

There are so many ways to serve a kebab and so many recipes to follow for sauces but I decided that as the brief was quick, delicious and simple that I would stick to the basics. Continue reading

Simple Suppers: Summertime Soup

Following on from my last post about wishful summer thinking, I have been focusing on simple but delicious dishes that can make the perfect light summer supper. ( All part of my plan to encourage some sunshine.)

Hopefully I will be testing a few out over the next few days and weeks all ready to share with you for when the sun does show its beautiful face.

My first attempt has been a spicy tomato and lentil soup. Regular readers will be aware chilli is a big hit in our house so I am always looking to find new ways to get some heat in more interesting flavour combos.
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