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…

Tricolour Spaghetti – with pepper, anchovies and basil

You are going to LOVE this pasta, it’s so tasty and moorish you will definitely want to go back for seconds! This recipe should serve 4 (but today we were both feeling greedy so it only served 2)! Ingredients: 200g squid ink spaghetti 2 red peppers 1 yellow pepper Garlic, 1 whole head 40g anchovies…

Prawn and Shiitake gyoza

Gyoza are Japanese adaptation of a small half moon shaped dumpling, originally from China. They are widely eaten throughout Asia as well as being a popular snack in other parts of the world. Usually served as a side dish or an appetizer, they make a great way to begin any meal. The fillings vary from…

Carrot, coriander and halloumi fritters

Ingredients: 800g carrot, grated 250g Halloumi, grated coriander, chopped a few spring onions, sliced 2 eggs 4 anchovies ground coriander and cumin seeds a splash of hot petter sauce salt and pepper to taste Oil for frying Method: Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and season, using the beaten eggs to bind the…

Smoked salmon and asparagus terrine

Ingredients: 400g smoked salmon 400g cream cheese 50g double cream 4 thick stems asparagus 20g chopped coriander, stalks removed 1 small lemon, zest only freshly ground black pepper Method: Line a loaf tin with cling film. Line the base and sides with half the salmon making sure you leave some overhang and that there are no…

Tuna belly with cucumber and asparagus salad

Tuna belly is also known as ‘Toro’ and is the fattiest part of the fish. It is very oily and high in omega3 which is very desirable in a modern diet. Only a small portion is present in each tuna, so it is usually pretty expensive. The best way to preserve the texture and flavour…

Prawn, edamame and ginger Thai red curry

Ingredients: 1 large onion, sliced 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1 thumb-size piece of fresh ginger, sliced 2 tbs of sunflower oil dried lemon grass and galangal 1 tbs Thai red curry paste 1 tin coconut milk 350g yellow cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 head of broccoli 500g raw peeled prawns 25g dried goji berries 120g spinach…