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Slow Cooker Vegan Chilli
Beans, Peas & Lentils

Slow Cooker 3-Bean Chilli

By On September 14, 2015

When I returned from Berlin last week, I’d decided that summer was over. September to me means cardigans and jumpers and layers and cups of tea and hot, hot dinners. Unfortunately Edinburgh… Read More

Butternut squash

Roasted Squash, Roasted Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

By On March 16, 2015

Spring is finally springing here in Edinburgh. The flowers are poking their heads out of the ground, beer gardens are starting to think about maybe possibly just one day opening, and you… Read More

Warm Butternut Squash, Curried Lentil and Peashoot Salad with Basil Dressing

Warm Butternut Squash, Curried Lentil and Peashoots Salad in a Basil Dressing

By On December 8, 2014

Butternut squash is one of those odd ingredients that I seem to forget about for a large portion of the year. I suppose that this is the ideal for seasonal cooking, but… Read More

Vegan Kedgeree
Beans, Peas & Lentils

Vegan Kedgeree (Kichiri)

By On April 25, 2014

I know what you’re thinking. “Vegan Kedgeree? It can’t be done! The whole dish is based around fish! You’re losing the plot!” To be honest, I had a similar reaction to my… Read More

Red Lentil Daal / Marsoor Daal
Beans, Peas & Lentils

Red Lentil Daal (Masoor Daal)

By On February 27, 2014

As any Indian food lovers will know, daal, a lentil soup dish, is popular throughout all of India, and in fact far beyond too; in Nepal, Pakistan, the West Indies, Sri Lanka… Read More

Beans, Peas & Lentils

Flax-Breaded Sweet Potato and Lentil Croquettes

By On November 20, 2013

Croquettes are very homely for me; they always seemed to be in the freezer in my Mum’s house, but I didn’t even consider making them until yesterday! This is a variation on… Read More


Colombian-style Lentil Soup (Sopa de Lentejas)

By On September 12, 2012

One of my first meals here in Panama was at a restaurant called Beirut, which specialises in middle eastern food but does have a few Panamanian specialties on the menu. Their version… Read More

Beans, Peas & Lentils

Red Lentil and Roasted Vegetable Soup

By On February 15, 2012

When I was at Manchester Uni (a period I know affectionately think of as “the glory years”, though my liver might not agree), one of the places I was most likely to… Read More

Vegan lentil shepherd’s pie
Beans, Peas & Lentils

Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

By On September 16, 2011

I used to love shepherd’s pie when I was a little Yorkshire kid, and when I gave up meat I was always a little sad that I couldn’t have it. That was… Read More

Vegan Lentil Chilli
Beans, Peas & Lentils

Vegan Lentil Chilli

By On July 19, 2011

So this was the last day of my first week totally vegan. I thought I’d tripped up at the BBQ by eating potatoes with butter on them, but it turned out it… Read More