Easy Toor Dal

2 cups toor dal 2 cups water 2 cloves garlic, chopped thumb sized knob of ginger, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 bunch of coriander 1 red chilli 1½ tsp black mustard seeds 2 tsp garam masala 1 tsp paprika 300g tinned tomatoes juice of ½ a lime Thoroughly wash then soak the dal in 2…

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Egg Curry

Recipe and Photography: Emma Galloway If you’re a fan of devilled eggs flavoured with a touch of curry powder, you’re going to love this simple egg curry. If you can get your hands on a Sri Lankan roasted curry powder (or make your own), use that. If not, try a good quality curry powder instead.…

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Eggplant Parmigiana

This is a gorgeous dish perfect for this time of year with an abundance of eggplants, tomato and even basil.  It may seem bizarre but although vegetarian this is a really meaty dish so perfect for people who still need convincing that a meal can be complete without meat. Serves 4 2 eggplants 2 Tblspns…

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Eggplant, chargrilled with miso and cheese

This great recipe comes from Sachie Nomura’s new book Sachie’s Kitchen Serves 4 I find the combination of miso and eggplant irresistible, and topping with cheese gives an extra rich flavour. For a different mix, try zucchini or steamed mussels instead of the eggplant.  Ingredients 2 eggplants, cut into 2cm thick slices 2–3 Tbsp oil…

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Farro Soup

Farro is a fabulous grain originating from the Italian mountain regions of Tuscany and Abruzzi. It is often offered in the Refugios (a mountain hut run by Italian families for hikers, climbers and lost people, similar to a DOC hut, but offering food). Many recipes you come across for farro are Italian inspired, and for…

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Feta & Avocado Smash

This recipe has been contributed by Alana from Rouge Cafe in Cambridge. Per person: 2 small or 1 large slice of your choice of bread, either lightly toasted or fresh 1 ripe avocado 100g feta 1 Tbsp mint, finely chopped 1 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped Pinch of pepper 2 Tbsp dukkah Wedge of lemon or…

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French Inspired Onion Tart

5 onions, cut in half and thinly sliced 50g butter 1tsp fresh chopped thyme 1tsp sugar 1 egg 120ml crème fraiche 100-125g feta 2 egg yolks 100g wholemeal flour 70g plain flour 70g cold butter, chopped 2-3 tbsp iced water Make the pastry by sieving the flours into a food processor together with the butter…

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French Onion Soup

This French onion soup recipe is suitable for vegetarians, as it does not use beef stock. Instead, Vegemite is added to vegetable stock giving a darker colour and a richer flavour. You may want to add more Vegemite for a more powerful flavoured stock. 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30g butter 6 large white…

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Fresh Cheese & Asparagus Pizza

Recipe: Flaveur Bread | Photography: Vicki Ravlich-Horan 1 Flaveur Bread’s Sourdough Pizza Base 4 large cloves of roasted garlic 8‒10 spears of Rosie’s Kitchen’s fresh asparagus 60g Dream Cheese’s fresh crescenza or something similar, like mozzarella 1 tbsp capers, drained ½ cup grated Parmesan ground black pepper & sea salt 2‒3 tbsp home-made basil pesto…

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