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Youuu Saaagggggg…!!!


Had a craving for spinach.  Bought a bag of spinach.  Made a lentil and spinach curry with yogurt (okay enough, but not really worth inclusion in the blog).  Then made chana saag and aloo saag (chickpea & spinach, and potato & spinach), which were worth inclusion.  Plus I have a few green leaves left for my sister’s guinea pigs.  Leafy, iron-rich result all round I feel.

Recipes from http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/537962/saag-aloo and from http://www.quickindiancooking.com, which is a frankly lovely and quite hilarious blog.  Go visit.  Go on, shoo.

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And The Sky Was Made of Amythests


A sunny Sunday afternoon.  Had Hole’s “Live Through This” on the iTunes player; now the Lord of the Rings soundtrack (never let it be said that I am not eclectic in my tastes).  Last night was brought to you courtesy of the new season of Strictly Come Dancing (YYAAAAYYY!!!), Dr Who and Under the Dome.  Plus aubergine curry, flatbreads, tzatziki and rice.  Original recipe courtesy of the lovely Jack Monroe, who is knocking it out of the ballpark re: curry recipes at the moment:





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“they call me the first English king, although I came from France…”


Next up, one half of that Half an Aubergine That’s Been Blocking Up the Fridge For a While.

A spicy side-dish, with a Mediterranean slant….



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Sunday afternoon cookathon ahoy!

First up, lunch for work. Unearthed this delicious kidney-bean dip, which I can see becoming an instant lunch-time classic.  Slung it into a couple of Tupperware containers with soft cheese, tomato, spring onion, carrot sticks, naan bread, and some left-over yellow pepper chunks from my other recipe, a rather pleasant Japanese-influenced tofu and vegetable curry.

Originals are here….




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Look! A Ri/Ce!


One of my work colleagues dug up a screen saver of something he thought would specifically make me laugh, which was the AC/DC band logo reworked as:

Highway to Look, a Squirrel!

Not sure what he means by this, I’m sure I’m a paragon of calm serenity and Buddhist focus at work. Okay there was that discussion of the effect of large collections of kitsch garden gnomes on the male libido. But it was all done….mindfully I assure you.

I decided I didn’t have enough washing-up to do, so decided to make two rice dishes simultaneously tonight in order to add that authentic precariously-heaped-mountain-of-crockery-and-now-I’ve-run-out-of-bloody-spoons vibe to the kitchen. One a soothing but spicy pilaf main dish, the other a “brunch” according to the original recipe, although to be fair I think it’s a brunch for someone who’s much more awake mid-morning at the weekend than I am…..

Originals can be found here:


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Mung the Merciless


After 12 years as a vegetarian, I have finally caved in and bought a packet of mung beans.

I mean, what’s the worst that could happen?

Whilst they soaked away in a tin bowl, I had a go at this store-cupboard friendly recipe, “East African Lentils”, served with a dollop of greek yogurt last night, and then re-heated and topped with chunks of cheddar cheese for lunch today. I also think it would go well with a scrambled or fried egg on top.



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Cheat’s Curry


For those in a hurry for a curry but no curry sauce in the cupboard. Recipe copyright(ish) of my mate Michelle, courtesy of the evening after I ended up in A&E with alcohol poisoning*, when I could finally face the concept of food.

No photo due to camera malfunction. (I’m working on it, okay? Jessops charge a fortune….)

*Yes, I’m a fuckwit. Drink sensibly, Kids.

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