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Gluten-free, Italian, Recipes, Vegetarian

Beetroot Risotto

Love is in the air this weekend… or is it in the risotto pot? Well this risotto is perfect throughout the winter months when the nights are dark and frosty but it makes a stunning and thoroughly comforting Valentine’s meal for two. Beetroot has a lovely sweet earthy flavour and that colour screams of passion. […]

featured, Gluten-free, Indian, Recipes, Vegan

Maharashtrian Horse Gram Curry / Kulith Usal

My winter meal of choice is this ‘hulgyachi rassedar usal’ also called ‘kulith usal’ (⁣हुलगे / कुळीथची उसळ)⁣. It is a delicious runny curry of sprouted horse gram, very popular in rural Maharashtra. Horse gram or ‘kulith’ is an excellent source of protein in a vegan diet. ⁣ Why is horse gram so popular amongst […]

Gluten-free, Indian, Recipes, Vegan

Crispy Baked Okra / Kurkuri Bhindi

From the moment they come out of the oven I just can’t stop munching these little crispy bhindi snacks. There’s no need to feel guilty about scoffing these little treats though. They are low in fat being oven-roasted rather than fried, with a very light gluten-free batter made from besan (gram flour), light spices and amchoor powder (green […]

Gluten-free, Indian, Recipes, Vegan

Mixed Vegetable Curry / Bhogichi Bhaji

‘Makarsankranti’ is the first Hindu festival of the year and is celebrated across India under different names. ⁣This bhogichi bhaji, a mixed vegetable curry, is traditionally cooked at the beginning of the festival and celebrates the seasonal winter produce of India.⁣For a farmer, Makarsankranti marks the beginning of the winter harvest season. At my ancestral […]

Cakes & bakes, Recipes, Vegetarian

Clementine Drizzle Cake

I often bake this in the depths of winter, around Christmas when oranges are a regular part of the festivities. The tradition of placing an orange in Christmas stockings dates back to times when they were a much rarer commodity than today. They were considered a luxury and therefore a really special treat. Even in […]