Quinoa and red rice salad

Happy New Year!

On January 22, 2017 by battenburgbelle

Bit of a hiatus between writing and posting, but I think it’s still ok to wish you a happy new year. And it is almost Chinese New Year… Anyway, here’s hoping for good...

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perfect jacket potatoes

Who needs Glastonbury?

On July 15, 2016 by battenburgbelle

It’s been a while since there’s been a supper club at the Nunnery and so Jenny and I decided to do a supper with a twist for some friends who, like us, had no intention...

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Five spiced tofu with steamed aubergines and cardamom passata

Another “dietary requirements” evening

On March 10, 2016 by battenburgbelle

Angus (non-dairy) and Clive (vegetarian) were due to come to dinner again recently. I’d done the usual poring over the cook books and wondering how much butter I could get away with without...

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Green bean salsa

A sort of Thai curry

On February 5, 2016 by battenburgbelle

Angus and Clive were round for dinner – so I turned to Denis Cotter once again for a vegan-ish meal to satisfy the vegetarian/dairy intolerant conundrum. This Thai-style baked pumpkin, leek and coconut...

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Leek and potato soup

A couple of vegetarian delights

On October 1, 2015 by battenburgbelle

Here’s a good thing to do if you have a couple of leeks leftover from something – locate a potato that weighs around the the same as the leeks. Peel and slice the...

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