Pumpkin, Parsley and Pomegranate salad

This makes a zingy, refreshing vegetarian salad, great at any time of the year. Ingredients: 1⁄2 pumpkin (about 750g), cubed 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1⁄2 red pepper, sliced 100g Feta cheese, crumbled Parsley, small bunch 200g cherry tomatoes, halved 1⁄2 Pomegranate 1⁄2 red onion, finely sliced 25g pumpkin seeds, toasted 25g sunflower seeds, toasted 2tbs Reggae Reggae Hot Sauce…

Spinach, walnut and parsley pesto

Ingredients: 200g Spinach Parsley, small bunch 40g Walnuts 40g Parmesan 4tbsp Olive oil Salt and Pepper Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and blend. Some people like their pesto really smooth, but I prefer to leave a bit of texture. Store in a jar or airtight container and it will last for weeks…

La Castañada

La Castañada is usually celebrated on All Saints Eve, which is the 31st October. The origins of ‘All Saints day’ or ‘All Hallows day’ come from an old festival of the dead. La Castañada is a tradition where people used to go to the cemetery to commemorate those who had passed on. They would eat foods…

Olive and Bean Baked Pumpkin

With La Castañada and Halloween just around the corner, pumpkins are everywhere you look at the moment. Why not try out this vegetarian spicy, baked pumpkin? It´s a real winter warmer! The rich textures and flavors make it a popular dish in our household – it’s pretty easy to prepare, so once you conquer it I’m sure it…

Tangy Lime and Maple Syrup cheesecakes

We met Barb and Dale in Cuba earlier this year. They are from Ontario and we bonded playing Yahtzee on a rainy morning, at a beachside resort. Little did we know, that they would be over to Barcelona to visit us within 6 months, bringing 2 litres of some of the finest maple Syrup that…

Mango, salmon, coriander and ginger salad

Ingredients: 2 salmon fillets Soy sauce 1 courgette 1 mango 2 small red peppers 50g cashew nut, roughly chopped Black sesame seeds Ginger, 1 thumb sized piece Mint Coriander Fish sauce Yuzu juice Sesame oil spring roll dipping sauce hot sauce Marinade the salmon for a couple of hours in soy sauce. Cook in a pan…

Cauliflower three cheese soup

September to January is peak Cauliflower season, so it’s time to dust off those great cauliflower recipes. I love using cauliflower in a good curry, or simply roasting it in the oven, spicing it up with a tahini and olive oil dressing. This tasty soup is thick and creamy when eaten on a grey autumn’s day,…

Shakshuka

With origins in the Middle East, Shakshuka was traditionally eaten for breakfast, but we find this goes down well at any time of the day. It’s spicy, healthy and pretty cheap, so overall it’s a big winner! If you like a bit of heat and are vegetarian, you should definitely  try this dish. For me it’s…

Caramelised Onion and Roquefort tartlets

These tartlets are vegetarian. Ingredients: 4 large onions, finely sliced 1 brown sugar cube 50g raisins 1/2 tsp garam masala 50g Roquefort, chopped Filo pastry sheets 30g butter Method: Using some of the butter, rub around the muffin tray cups. Heat the rest of the butter in a frying pan and sauté the onions with the…

Prawn and asparagus Paella

We often spend a feral weekend with a big group of friends in the middle of nowhere, in Vinaixa. There is not much to do there apart from relax and eat, which are luckily two of our favourite things! The highlight is usually the paella, lovingly prepared by Eva and Rafa, cooked on an open fire…

Olive Breadsticks

Everyone loves the smell of freshly baked bread! Breadsticks are so simple to make, and taste so much better than shop bought ones. They are perfect to just nibble on, or to be served with a soup or dip. These black olive breadsticks are my favourite, but you could also use cheese, sun dried tomatoes,…

Butternut squash, chickpea and lemon salad

One of our followers sent this photo with the simple question….”any ideas”? It reminded me about one of my favourite warm winter salads which I haven’t made for a long time. So, as butternut squash is in season now, what better excuse than to make it to share with you guys. The sweet, dense flesh…