Category: christmas

Green beans and soya beans in red sambal

Green beans and soya beans in red sambal

I had a lovely Christmas break. If you are reading this and you didn’t then I can relate to you. Things are not always the same. This year, it was lovely. We saw Santa four times; at the activity farm where we ice skated, made a bear, rode a tractor and saw a real reindeer. We also saw Santa at the children’s theatre, where the performance charmed my child into sitting quietly, eyes widened for…

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Christmas spring rolls made with paneer, butternut squash, puy lentils and beetroot

Christmas spring rolls made with paneer, butternut squash, puy lentils and beetroot

During Christmas my family and I eat throughout the day, you know to keep the energy up! There are no rules around the 5/7 a day or consideration of portion controls during the festive season and indulgence is high up on the agenda. The table is laid with abundance and variety and as we chat, chase children and chuckle we consume copious canapés like these pretty, seasonal and utterly Moorish…

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Rose Harissa, parsnip and paneer puff pastry plait + you can Win £50 waitrose vouchers

Rose Harissa, parsnip and paneer puff pastry plait + you can Win £50 waitrose vouchers

A winter main dish, for me should be one that tickles all the senses; a bit of heat to stoke the internal flames, a little sweetness to lift the fog and some light and easy depth to satisfy the heart. What better way than to wrap it all in pastry? Home-made paneer tastes fabulous when heated through and even more so with the rose scented Harissa and sweet roasted parsnips that this pastry plait…

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