Gluten Free / Potato / Side Dishes / Technique of the Week / Vegan

New Potato, Fennel and Spring Onion En Papillote: Technique of the Week

I’ve had ‘En Papillote’ down on my list as a technique to try for awhile. It’s another way of steaming your food but with added flavour! ‘En Papillote’ simply means ‘in parchment’ in French and it is a technique of baking ingredients inside a paper parcel. I used to make similar parcels out of foil … Continue reading

Garlic and Black Pepper Pickled Onions – Technique of the Week!
Gluten Free / Sharing Platters / Snacks / Technique of the Week / Vegan

Garlic and Black Pepper Pickled Onions – Technique of the Week!

I’ve never pickled anything before but I love pickled onion, beetroot and gherkins! It’s about time I learnt how to make them myself! I don’t eat them enough to count this as a money saving exercise but I do like the feeling of satisfaction it brings to create your own food and know exactly what … Continue reading

Cinnamon Rice Pudding with Hazelnuts and Maple Syrup: Technique of the Week!
Puddings / Technique of the Week / Vegan

Cinnamon Rice Pudding with Hazelnuts and Maple Syrup: Technique of the Week!

I finally got around to using my slow cooker again to continue trying out new recipes using the “slow cooking” technique. Last time I did a savoury cabbage and white bean side dish which made a lot of servings!! I have been enjoying the leftovers on jacket potatoes or stirred into pasta and there is … Continue reading

Technique of the Week! Slow cooked Cabbage, Apple and Canellini beans
Beans/ Legumes / Gluten Free / Side Dishes / Technique of the Week / Vegan

Technique of the Week! Slow cooked Cabbage, Apple and Canellini beans

I’ve owned a slow cooker for awhile now and never really had the confidence to just try experimenting with it. I’ve made lots of gorgeous dinners in it but they were mostly back in my meat eating days and I followed the recipes exactly. Slow cooking is a great way to eat, it concentrates the … Continue reading