Batch Cooking Tag

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...

Chilli is a very personal dish so feel free to adapt the recipe to suit you and your family - the only non negotiable ingredient is the chilli. Grated carrots add a natural sweetness and adds (meat free) bulk out the dish. This recipe tastes best if left to simmer for a good few hours and, it’s one of those...

London’s foodie darling, Melissa Hemsley, talks food, kitchen waste and where to get properly ‘trashed’. What’s always in your fridge? Eggs, cabbage, butter, leftover cooked shredded chicken and bone broth that I make from the chicken carcass (if you don’t want to make your own, Borough Broth Co is absolutely delicious and makes home-cooked soups, stews, ragu and casseroles taste...

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