Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Griddled Summer Vegetable and Machego Cheese Tart

This Griddled Summer Vegetable Tart is made mostly with seasonal courgettes -  zucchini and red and yellow peppers and finished off with slithers of Manchego Cheese.
This Summer Vegetable Tart is adapted a little from Cranks Fast Food by Nadine Abensur.  
Cranks Fast Food is the one cookbook I have cooked pretty much everything from it.  Its a cookbook I have had with me since my University days and I still continue to fall back on it on days when I want something relatively fast to prepare and tasty to eat.  

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Runner Bean Salad

I have had a lazy weekend.  I have had a lie in which for me is often around 7.30am, then I was up.  I spent a few hours in the back garden, weeding and harvesting and D mowed the front garden. Then I spent a couple of hours in the kitchen - baking but part of it wondering what to do with the purple beans and runner beans harvested from the garden plot. 

I  think I may have mentioned before that I do struggle to know what to do with runner beans.  
Runner beans are often served as a side, and this Runner Bean Salad can also side but can hold its own too; and if you want to make it more substantial stir in some cous cous.

This Runner Bean Salad is made with thinly sliced red onion, black olives and and seasoned olive oil and white wine vinegar dressing, oh yes and runner beans, that have been cooked until they are al dente. 
I am sharing this simple Runner Bean Salad with Soups, Salads and Sammies hosted by Kahakai Kitchen.  

Friday, 18 August 2017

Hasselback Zucchini in Smoky Puy Lentil Stew

I was going to slice my homegrown zucchini in a fantail effect, then I remembered bookmarking Hasselback Courgettes from Gluten Free SCD and Veggie which was shared with #EatYourGreens last year.  

However, I still did not get round to making the recipe, but I was inspired by the Hasselback effect for the courgettes in this Smoky Puy Lentil Stew.
The weather here in the UK has been changeable.  One day its really really hot, and then the next day its pouring with rain and the temperature drops a little that you want something a little warming.  It was on one of those muggy wet days last week that this Hasselback Zucchini in Smoky Puy Lentil Stew was made.  

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Old Fashioned Zucchini - Courgette Balls

Vegetable based or bean based 'meatballs' fall out of the limelight all the time as they are deemed old fashion, but give it another name and its Amazing... 

This way of making vegetarian meatballs with mashed beans, shredded vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese and binded with both breadcrumbs and egg can be found in many old cookbooks from the 1960s to the 1990s.
And now even in new cookbooks.  Except there is a difference.