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Gardening, Sustainability

Zanzaneet Kitchen Garden 2021

The sun has shone brightly this week and the garden is starting to produce some lovely veggies. We’ve tried to do things a little different this year with our veg garden. Here’s the beautiful produce I harvested this afternoon. Firstly we got a bit better organised, last spring’s lockdown (in 2020) meant that it was […]

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 […]