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Goat’s cheese, strawberry & basil salad

Goat’s cheese, strawberry & basil salad

This sounds an unusual combination, but it works… It is a pretty, fragrant and light salad, which makes the perfect conclusion to a meal on a hot summer’s…

Silvio Bukbardis June 16, 2020
Tomato tarts with preserved lemon relish

Tomato tarts with preserved lemon relish

Super-easy and super-looking! Tomatoes are at their flavoursome best now, especially those allowed to ripen on the vine before picking. To keep things simple,…

Silvio Bukbardis June 16, 2020
Salt-cured carrot lox on rye

Salt-cured carrot lox on rye

Who would have thought that carrots baked in a salt crust and then marinated would bear a resemblance to smoked salmon? Now, liquid smoke may sound a bit ‘Heston’,…

Silvio Bukbardis June 16, 2020
Char-grilled courgettes on garlic toast  with parsley relish

Char-grilled courgettes on garlic toast with parsley relish

Char-grilling on a griddle/grill pan or barbecue does amazing things to veg, particularly summer courgettes/zucchini, peppers, aubergines/eggplants, onions and…

Silvio Bukbardis June 16, 2020
Slow-cooked onions with nut stuffing

Slow-cooked onions with nut stuffing

Slow cooking does wonderful things to onions, turning them sweet, succulent and mellow. Onions have anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting and anti-carcinogenic properties…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Lentil, Preserved Lemon & Date Tagine

Lentil, Preserved Lemon & Date Tagine

Many of my recipes come about through a need to use up a motley collection of ingredients in the fridge or cupboard and this is one of them. A packet of dried green…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Provençal Soup

Provençal Soup

This Provençal soup, known as pistou, is great for using up bags of pasta lurking in the cupboard that don’ t quite hold enough for a whole meal but that you…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Green lentil, red leaf & beetroot with hazelnuts

Green lentil, red leaf & beetroot with hazelnuts

When buying raspberry vinegar opt for quality, if you can. The best ones are slightly syrupy in texture with a fragrant natural hint of raspberries that just lifts…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Mango & Brazil Nut Wonder Balls

Mango & Brazil Nut Wonder Balls

Dark/bittersweet chocolate is good for the soul and lifts the spirits, which is exactly what these moreish treats are sure to do. Good-quality cocoa is also a…

Silvio Bukbardis October 8, 2019
Breakfast bounty

Breakfast bounty

I’m a creature of habit when it comes to breakfast and love my daily muesli fix, a throw-together mix of oats, nuts, seeds and fruit. This chocolate granola is…

Nicola Graimes March 29, 2019
MANGO SUSHI

MANGO SUSHI

Fresh mango steeped in a ginger sugar syrup provides a sweet contrast to sticky coconut rice. A wet knife makes the rice easier to cut and gives this dish a neater,…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
FATTOUSH WITH SPICED ALMONDS

FATTOUSH WITH SPICED ALMONDS

This twist on the popular Lebanese salad is made with vibrant, crisp vegetables in an orangey pistachio oil dressing. Instead of the more usual addition of crisp…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
MINI MANGO CHEESECAKES

MINI MANGO CHEESECAKES

These pocket-sized cheesecakes are just right for kids and are given a nutritional boost with a base made of nuts and seeds, rather than the more usual sugary…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
MEXICAN PANZANELLA

MEXICAN PANZANELLA

This takes many of the features of the classic Tuscan panzanella salad and adapts them by adding a chipotle-infused dressing, red kidney beans and plenty of fresh…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
SPEEDY PAN PIZZAS

SPEEDY PAN PIZZAS

When asked what their favourite food is, most kids will say pizza. Shop-bought pizzas often don’t come up to scratch health-wise, but making your own using a…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019
OSSAU IRATY, ROAST ASPARAGUS & CROUTON SALAD

OSSAU IRATY, ROAST ASPARAGUS & CROUTON SALAD

Ossau iraty is a French semi-hard sheep’s cheese with a nutty taste and creamy texture that complements the earthy beetroot. Use Parmesan, Gruyere or Emmental,…

Silvio Bukbardis February 11, 2019