Paella

Mexican paella

What makes a rice dish paella? The original Valencian recipe starts by sautéing chicken and rabbit. What hope for veggies? Luckily there are infinite varieties of authentic paellas ranging from squid ink to artichokes and […]

Easy Aubergine Pickle

aubergines for sweet pickle

If you like your recipes quick and simple but tasting great here’s a variation of the previous recipe. Just for you

Sweet Aubergine Pickle

Sweet Aubergine Pickle

I’ve just finished my precious jar of brinjal pickle from London. Trouble is it was so packed full of sugar I only dared enjoy it very occasionally with a morsel of cheese. Now that I […]

Spiced Smoked Aubergine Curry – Begun Bharta

smoked aubergines

The versatile aubergine or eggplant takes pride of place in our kitchen. And having shared one aubergine recipe this excellent vegetable surely deserves a bit more attention before we get side-tracked Here large plump aubergines […]

Flour-Free, Sugar-Free Chocolate Lava Cake

chocolate lava cake: a gluten, flour and sugar free version compatible with the keto diet

Why is it that no matter how moderate I’ve been by day, come the evening I get the munchies, often for something sweet. Well that’s no problem these days with stevia and alcohol based non-sugar-sugars […]

Bengali Spiced Aubergines With Onion

aubergine curry with panch-phora

Complex and varied as they are two essential flavours stand out in Bengali dishes: mustard and the unique five-spice blend panch-phoran. Whole or ground fennel, fenugreek, nigella, cumin and lovage (or sometimes black mustard) seeds […]

Panch Phoran – Bengali Five-Spice

An essential aroma in cooking from the Bengal in Northern India and Bangladesh this spice blend can be used whole or ground at different stages of cooking Whole spices are used to season hot oil […]

Courgette And Feta Flan

Courgette and Greek feta cheese flan

There was a great looking recipe for a courgette and cheese loaf knocking about on Facebook. After some of my friends tried it I thought I’d have a go.

Sangchu-Geotjeori: Lettuce Kimchi

letttuce kimchi

Hi, here’s the first of our recipes We don’t want to focus too much on giving away recipes, but they’re a good point of departure. Let’s do something unusual with lettuce: a lovely fresh, unfermented […]