Soups & Bowl Food

My take on the popular chickpea curry. Add more liquid if you like it soupier, or enjoy it as it is with a thick, rich sauce for dipping a slice of naan into or serving with quinoa or vegetable rice to soak up the flavours. If you have any vegetables that need eating up, you could add a large handful...

This a bit like a risotto mixed with a biryani. It’s one pot, perfect for vegetarians and simple to make. If you haven’t got all the spices but do have garam masala, add 2 tsps of that instead. I always play with spices, herbs and nuts, just swap in whatever you’ve got but don’t skip the crunchy nuts! I...

Another Filipino smash hit of my childhood as made by my Mum. This is made with beef but is just as good with chicken thighs and would only need half the cooking time. Food from the Philippines has a Spanish influence (the tomatoes, the bay leaves) but I’ve added tamari for the salt and swapped potatoes for celeriac which...

This is a quick 15 minute curry that is delicious and satisfying. You could also use frozen prawns, any firm fish (chopped into cubes) or seafood mix. If you can’t get every spice in the recipe, don’t worry, skip that ingredient, I promise it will still be delicious (in fact, sometimes I forget to add a spice myself!). Serve with...

If you’ve got any leftover roast chicken, this dish makes a great leftover lunch. Using stock-standard ingredients like frozen peas, onion, garlic and carrot, this is a recipe for lazy days when you don’t want to leave the house. If you’re not a dill fan, swap for parsley or chervil. You can also swap frozen peas for broad beans....

I love soup! It doesn’t matter what’s in it, there’s nothing more comforting than a big bowl of warm, hearty soup. Bulked up with chickpeas and flavoured with thyme and parsley, this herbaceous soup is great for between the seasons. If you can’t find pomegranate, you can easily skip this ingredient. For added sweetness, you can also roughly chop some...

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