Thursday, October 20

New Book!

We are huge fans of the River Cottage programmes and the current series is based around Hugh's latest book.
The great man himself introduces the book here
I don't eat a great deal of meat, certainly since starting the Slimming World regime I have eaten more beans and pulses so this is an ideal book to use for finding new recipes and ideas. I will be modifying the recipes to cut out frying but I am looking forward to the experiments!
Do you have any favourite vegetable recipes?


  1. Loved the first programme!
    expecting a vegan weekend guest shortly, so must start practising in earnest. HFW has some good veggie recipes in the current waitrose magazine too

  2. This looks very tempting - recently I had the most wonderful beetroot salad, cooked diced beetroot, thin sliced red cabbage, chopped fennel, tossed in balsamic (not sure if there was anything else in there), it was sublime!

  3. It's a lovely book - it smells good and it looks good and the recipes are wonderful.

  4. At first glance I thought it was Vic Reeves!

  5. I have a couple of Sarah Brown's Vegetarian Kitchen books and enjoy her recipes.

    Gill in Canada

  6. I'm not a vegetarian but one of my favourite vegetarian recipes is Cauliflower and Red Lentil Curry - it's delicious. I love Fig & Goat's Cheese Salad too. Let me know if you're interested in either/both and I'll email you the recipes.

  7. that book looks fab, off to nose at it now.

  8. I eat a lot of raw veggies in salads, but do enjoy steamed broccoli with garlic. Don't breath on anyone after, but it's tasty.

  9. Try frying an onion or two in a little olive oil, adding a tin of chick peas and a tin of chopped tomatoes and cooking it down until it is thick and leaving for a couple of hours for the flavours to develop.I put a few slices of chorizo in too.

  10. Favourite store cupboard veggie recipe.
    Take one shallow ovenproof dish, line with olive oil, mix together one tin of cherry toatoes, one tin of butterbeans, good tablespoon of basil, (I keep a tube of this, and several other herbs and spices in the fridge), for quick and economical cooking. Stir in one teaspoon of fresh garlic, ground black pepper and sea salt, to taste. I then slice chunks of Mozzarella cheese,and dab it over the top. Again, I always have an oblong piece of this in the fridge for quick cooking....This good too on Pizzas!
    Place in the oven on a medium heat, for about 20 mins, and.... Voila!.... Trubies quick Butterbean Bake, tasty, nourishing and not too fattening. Thus said, I serve it with sausages!


Thank you for your comments, always nice to know somebody has taken the time to let me know what they think.