Red pepper spread (muhamarra)

This morning I stumbled upon one of Kristof Steiner’s prime vegan recipes. I have happily read his stuff before (I would happily thumb my way through his recipe book – l say this in a hoarse whisper in case anyone with an interest should be reading this) and, as it happens, I have thought a…

Carrot and Coconut Soup

The soup season has really arrived. Today I cooked some with a little hint of India, although I didn’t get carried away, honest. It is really scrummy and delicious. Ingredients: 3 carrots 2 parsnips 3 potatoes 1 large onion 1 can of coconut milk 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tablespoon of powdered cumin salt to taste Peel…

Chickpea soup

As I so often do, I found my inspiration in Eszter Fűszeres’ blog for this green lemon chickpea soup. The funny thing is that Eszter also drew her inspiration from somewhere else (Jamie Oliver and Maunika Gowardhan’s instagram), then I from her, so this soup may have traces of Jamie, but probably has little to do…

Aubergine Paté

I recently posted a recipe for aubergine pate, now here comes another version. It’s not complicated and just as easy to make as the other one, but it brings a flavour to our kitchen with slightly eastern notes. Ingredients: 1 aubergine 1-2 garlic cloves 1-2 dl of oil (partly olive oil) a walnut-sized piece of ginger…

Tomato and Yellow Split Pea Dhal

The last time I ate yellow split peas was as a child. Not because I particularly hated them, but because the memory of that soggy canteen slop never excited me into nostalgically revisiting the dish. However, now that my way of life has changed, I thought that I would because I realise they are a…