Crispy Lentil “Meatball” Flatbreads with Curry Mayo

You know what I love? Tinned lentils. I also love dried lentils – in fact, I have yet to meet a lentil I don’t like. Lentils, man! They’re high in protein, tasty, filling, cheap, versatile… It’s love, and I’m not ashamed. I wasn’t actually sure how this recipe was going to turn out, but I…

Smoked Fish & Lentil Stew with Dumplings

First of all, I hope you’re all doing okay. We’re all in a really weird place right now – some of us are on the front lines, others are working from home, and some are struggling to fill time where work once sat. Whatever your situation, stay safe, and do what you have to in…

Quick Fixes: Curry, Lasagne & Biryani

Alternative title: Stop Spending Money, You Ignoramus In the last couple of weeks we’ve bought a new car (a necessity – damn you, failed modern electronics) and been on holiday to a place known primarily for its cheese (not a necessity, but a damn good time). I am famously weak to dairy products, accompanying chutneys, and…

Lentil Shakshuka with Goat Cheese

Shakshuka (or shakshouka, or chakchouka or…) is a Mediterranean dish of eggs cooked in a spiced tomato sauce, sometimes served with feta – or other salty cheeses – crumbled over the top. Is it breakfast? Is it lunch? IS IT BRUNCH? Who’s to say. My favourite foods straddle that invisible line between morning and evening…

Cheats’ Lentils with Spicy Roasted Cauliflower & Lime

Let’s start off with the following: none of my posts are sponsored by anyone or anything. Only a fool would sponsor me to tell bad puns and write footnotes about how great my wife is.* However, should any rich fool wish to sponsor me, I have only the morals I can afford. Hit me up. Anyway,…

Easy Cheesy Lentil Lasagne

What do we want? A pepper-free vegetarian lasagne! When do we want it? Twice already this week APPARENTLY. Okay, I’m not going to say that this is the best vegetarian lasagne you’ll ever eat, but I want you to at least be open to the idea that it could be. At the very least it…

Beetroot & Lentil Chimichurri Burgers with Slaw

Veggie burgers are basically my arch nemesis. They’re the Joker to my Batman (without the weird sexual tension and well-moulded plastic abs); the Blofeld to my Bond (also without the sexual tension); the Lex Luthor to my Superman (I don’t remember any sexual tension but I’ve been wrong before*). Basically I just can’t make them….

Birthday Blog (& French-Style Lentils with Halloumi)

HELLO IT IS MY BIRTHDAY. Yes, I have successfully aged an entire year in the space of a day; yesterday I was a year younger, and Science will attest to this. Streamers, balloons and party poppers are all welcome in my home for this ONE DAY, so use that knowledge wisely. Please use the front…