MOROCCAN SPICED CHICKPEA AND TOMATO SOUP

 

 

This is such an easy soup recipe and will keep you feeling warm on these chilly winter days. It can be ready in 30 minutes and is all done in one pot, no blending required. The spices can be adjusted to suit your taste and you can leave out some if you don’t have a well stocked spice cupboard. That said, buy SOME spices though, cos if you don’t know how to flavour your food what are you even doing?!

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PUMPKIN, CHICKPEA AND TAHINI SALAD

This salad is full of flavour and texture thanks to the creamy dressing, crunchy almonds, sweet pumpkin and fresh spinach. The perfect prep ahead work salad. Just don’t toss it all together until you’re ready to eat.

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PRAWNS AND CHICKPEAS WITH PAPRIKA AND SAFFRON

 

So much of what I want to cook at the moment is about recreating flavours I experienced overseas. This is one of those dishes. It’s simple, comforting and full of flavour. And one of those flavour memories from traveling that I just keep coming back to.

 

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BAKED SWEET POTATOES WITH CHEDDAR, BLACK BEANS AND GREEN SALSA

Baked sweet potatoes make for such a good lunch or dinner! You can make these ahead of time and just reheat things when you’re ready to eat. They take a little bit of time in the oven but you’re just waiting for most of that time – there’s not lots you need to do to make them delicious. You can read a book, dance round the kitchen, have a glass of wine etc while you wait for the oven to do it’s thing.

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ZUCCHINI AND LENTIL SALAD WITH PECORINO AND SPINACH YOGHURT SAUCE

This simple summer salad can be a side or a full meal. I love having it with a couple of soft boiled eggs on top for lunch – so delicious I kind of want to lick the plate. Maybe have, this is a safe private place for my confessions right?  It’s really easy to throw together and tastes delicious.

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER AND LENTIL SALAD WITH BEETROOT HUMMUS

This salad is so pretty and full of flavour. it combines a couple of my favourite things… hummus and cauliflower. I’ve been really into loading roasted cauliflower onto hummus lately and then scooping it all up with some flat bread… or just a fork. But I felt I could make the whole thing look less beige. So now we have this.

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SWEET POTATO AND BLACK BEAN ENCHILADAS

I don’t really know where to start with how delicious these are. And messy. And delicious. And colourful. And tasty. And did I mention delicious? They’re a winner and you can easily make the enchilada sauce in advance (or buy it if you live near somewhere that sells a good one).

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CAULIFLOWER RICE CHICKPEA AND AVOCADO SALAD WITH LEMON FETA DRESSING

CAULIFLOWER RICE CHICKPEA AND AVOCADO SALAD WITH LEMON FETA DRESSING

Yep. It’s another cauliflower recipe, I just can’t help myself. And another chickpea recipe. Dressing chickpeas with delicious flavoursome dressings is my current thing. They just soak up flavour so well and are super filling so are great in lighter salads like this.

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LENTIL AND FREEKAH SALAD WITH APRICOTS FETA AND RED CABBAGE

LENTIL AND FREEKAH SALAD WITH APRICOTS FETA AND RED CABBAGE 2

This is sort of the third salad I’ve posted this week… whoops! This was clearly not well planned, but it’s all I feel like eating at the moment. This one is super filling due to the lentils and freekah and can easily become a stand alone meal with the addition of some grilled chicken or a soft boiled egg. Perfection.

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MUSHROOM AND AVOCADO BURRITO WITH CRISPY CHEESE

Mushroom and avocado burrito 3   A vegetarian burrito that you won’t even notice doesn’t have meat. It’s super tasty and the thick mushroom slices are sort of ‘meaty’ in their own way. And the secret to sealing them is… CHEESE.

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