Red lentil & mushroom lasagne

For the sauce Make a traditional beef ragu or Bolognese sauce using your favourite recipe but substitute red lentils for minced beef  – be careful not to over cook the lentils! For the mushroom layer Pan-fry sliced mushrooms in olive oil When they have released & reabsorbed their water add some finely chopped garlic &…

Gazpacho

  Throw in blender:  tomatoes + peppers + cucumber + garlic + onion + bread soaked in water + olive  oil + sherry vinegar + water + S&P Chill for a couple of hours Good with Queen olives OXFORD TAPAS CLUB – ‘COOKERY SCHOOL’ Welcome to our new ‘Cookery School’ the OXFORD TAPAS CLUB! Classes…

Spinach & puy lentil burgers

  Cooked puy lentils + chopped blanched spinach + finely sliced spring onions + minced garlic + chopped chillies to taste + grated mature Cheddar + chopped parsley Paprika + mustard powder + thyme + ketchup + breadcrumbs +  beaten egg + S&P Mix together Form into burgers & chill for  a while Shallow fry…

Baja California fish tacos

Salsa cruda/pico de gallo – diced seeded tomatoes + green chilli + coriander (optional) + red onion + lime juice + salt Guacamole – scoop out the avocado flesh & mash coarsely Add diced seeded tomatoes + chilli + red onion Squeeze in some lime juice + minced garlic + salt For the fish – cut…

Greek, Mexican and Spanish inspired pizza

Greek Slice courgettes thinly Toast some pine nuts Spread tomato sauce on the pizza base Top with courgettes  + halloumi + pine nuts + oregano Drizzle with dill olive oil Season and cook for 5 minutes at the highest temperature your oven can achieve Mexican Avocado + garlic + red onion + red pepper +…

Summer soup – courgette, tomato, basil & thyme

Over a medium heat fry diced courgettes in olive oil for a few minutes Add chopped garlic Then skinned, seeded and diced tomatoes Fry for a little longer Add chicken or vegetable stock + white wine + thyme +  bay leaf and simmer until courgettes are cooked Season to taste Mix mayonnaise, grated Parmesan, minced…

Brunch – chickpea pancakes

Infuse olive oil with rosemary and garlic Make a pancake batter – chickpea flour (or any flour you like) + water + S&P (or Greek yoghurt and water for a richer pancake) Chill batter for a while Fry up your pancakes in the rosemary and garlic infused olive oil Coarsely mash together avocado + lemon…

Lamb Biryani –

Diced lamb + ginger + garlic + coriander + yoghurt + chilli + turmeric + cumin + garam masala + S&P Mix together & marinate for a couple of hours Fry in a plain oil until golden Cover & cook til lamb tender Sprinkle over Basmati rice Add stock + turmeric/saffron + tomato pureé +…

Chicken tikka & naan bread

Cubed chicken + Greek yoghurt + ginger + green chilli + garlic + mature Cheddar + garam masala + cardamom + chilli powder + chick pea flour + egg + salt Naan bread: flour + pinch of sugar & salt + baking powder + milk + Greek yoghurt + vegetable oil Topped with garlic &…