Melanzane alla parmigiana – Italian baked aubergines & Parmesan

 Slice aubergines lengthways 3-5mm thick Dip slices in seasoned flour & then beaten egg   Shallow fry in olive oil until golden Sauce: tomatoes + olive oil + garlic Grated Parmesan (regular or veggie) Sliced fontina or mozzarella   Spoon tomato sauce into overproof dish & layer with aubergines + fontina or mozzarella   Sprinkle…

Grilled sweet potato

Marinate sweet potato slices with minced garlic + olive oil + S& P – grill untill cooked & golden   Dress with chilli + lemon + garlic + cumin + coriander + olive oil dressing  

Home-made chilli sauce

Roast red peppers + tomatoes + red chillies + garlic + shallots with a little olive oil  Great with all Mexican food, home-made egg + chips, BBQs, & even with a good old fry up at the weekend!

Halloumi Heaven – Part II

  Beetroot, halloumi and carrot ‘burgers’ / cakes               Grated beetroot + carrots + halloumi + thyme + spring onions + garlic + flour + egg + S & P       Rocket & honey + Dijon mustard + lemon dressing Courgette and  halloumi cakes      …

Lahmacun – Turkish lamb ‘pizza’

Use any pizza dough recipe Roll into a thin round  Lamb + minced peppers + garlic + onion + chillies + tomato purée + dried mint + paprika +  S & P   Bake @ 220C for 15 minutes  Tomato + cucumber + red onion + parsley + lemon juice + olive oil + S…

Spanish pork and beef meatballs with patatas panaderas

Pork and beef meatballs  Dried chillies + garlic + shallots + green olives + paprika + tomatoes  Minced pork & beef + garlic + parsley + salt & pepper  Pan-fried in olive oil until golden Tip: why not make a double batch for the freezer   Patatas panaderas Potatoes + green peppers + sliced garlic…

Saturday night feast! – Thai fish cakes & satays

 Thai fish cakes & chilli dipping sauce – rice wine vinegar + garlic + spring onion + chilli  Rice noodle salad -cucumber + radishes + shallots + coriander + fish sauce + lime juice Indonesian beef satays – beef + coconut milk + garlic + red chilli + ground cumin & coriander + lemongrass