When you buy a bunch of spring onions, cut off the green parts, rinse and blitz them with rapeseed or peanut oil and a chunk of ginger and you have a sauce to make this quick noodle dish. that you can have on the able in under 10 minutes. We often add cooked lamb, using the roast crispy nubble that is attached to the top of the bone. Slice it finely and add it to the cooked noodles and toss. Vegan recipe.
Who would believe that you can cook an Italian meal for four with half an aubergine, a clove or two of garlic, a punnet of cherry tomatoes and a few other flavourings but you can, and easily in under 10 minutes.
Serve this salad with our Garlicky Chicken Wings or with rack of lamb.
If you have a Thermomix, make sure to use it to make the kind of mashed potatoes you find in some of the best restaurants without the effort of beating them by hand. Fluffy mounds of buttery potatoes are coming your way in just 20 minutes with little or no work on your part. The real insider tip is to add as much butter to the hot mashed potatoes as they will take – French chefs add up to a third – so you achieve a silky buttery mash. You’ll only eat a few spoons as they are so rich.
Morels have a rich woody flavour and they are a decadent treat. Like truffle, they should be used simply. Use fresh or dried pasta for this recipe though we prefer the silky texture of fresh – you’ll find it in the chilled section of most supermarkets. Check the pack for timings, fresh pasta takes about 6 minutes to cook and dried pasta between 7-12 minutes depending on the type you choose.
This vegetable paté is as close as it gets to a more traditional meat version – you could even serve…
An everyday dish that is technically vegetarian, but that tastes so rich that you won’t believe that it doesn’t contain meat. Cauliflower Gratin is a typical dish in Brittany, France, a place where the simple becomes luxurious. Make it in advance up to a day before and bake it at the last minute.
A crostata is an Italian free-form rustic tart so it is very forgiving if dexterity is not your ‘thing’. It will taste good no matter how you fold the pastry. In France they call it a galette. + A recipe for a fruit galette using summer fruits.
Kate O’Brien’s new book GLOW offers a four-week plan to revitalise your skin with gut-friendly foods that contain the necessary nutrients to keep your skin, gut and body vibrant, alive and glowing. This meat-free vegetarian Shepard’s Pie is just one of the 60-plus plant-based recipes in the book along with a targeted step-by-step skincare routine that separates skincare fact from fiction.