Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

Making life delicious, one recipe at a time.

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Lemon Dhal

Lemon Dhal

I don’t know how it is with you at approximately first day back to work in early January, but for me, it feels like a long goodbye to the things that I love the most like Blackbomber Cheddar, Christmas lights, Neal’s Yard Dairy Stichelton and See’s Candy Maple Walnut chocolates. But it’s not a very sad farewell, because in actual fact, there’s still cheese in the fridge and chocolates in the drawer; it’s more like an emotional, psychological wrench from eating what ever I want, whenever I want.¬† And let’s all just admit it that while it’s great …

Green Lentil Dhal

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When you make and eat food like this, you realise why the western world is getting fatter and hungrier. Dhals are ugly, they’re really easy and cheap to make and they are nutritious and filling. Not much room for profit here is there? When you consider the holy trinity of sugar, fat and salt that keeps people craving¬†more food, you realise that selling food is only profitable when your market is kept hungry. This is one of a thousand and one recipes that are possible with lentils and other split pulses (Dhal means ‘to split’ in Sanskrit), and this …

Creamy Lentils and Spinach

This recipe appears as the topping on puff pastry galettes in Ottolenghi‘s recipe book. But as you can guess, I’m always looking for ways to cut out the calories and keep in the flavour. I think I have succeeded here because this dish is spectacular without the galettes. The creaminess of the Greek Yoghurt (full fat is always best for taste and health!) makes this dish taste decadent and the delicate spices are great for those trying lentils for the first time.

When we cut potatoes, rice, pasta and grains in general out of our meals, I went on …