Category Archives: Meals and light bites

Ribollita

Ribollita means ‘reboiled’ as this Italian soup was traditionally made in large quantities so it could be reheated on subsequent days. This hearty soup is a great example of how easy it is to cook good food on a budget … Continue reading

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Summer tarts

Some of the best meals are made from leftovers or what you have hanging around in the cupboard, fridge or garden! I’ve had some Jus-Roll puff pastry in the fridge for a couple of weeks now so it needed using … Continue reading

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Mushroom and Chestnut Bourguignon

  This is a good one for chilly autumn nights and it seems that we are nearly there already, even though we aren’t even half way though bloody August yet. Hey ho, at least Halloween is coming. Serves six 700g … Continue reading

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Vegan Farinata

Farinata or socca is a sort of thin, unleavened pancake or crêpe of chickpea flour originating from Genoa and later a typical food of Liguria, from Nice to Elba Island. Traditionally it is cooked with fresh rosemary, pepper and sea … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Garlic Grows

Jules: So, tell me again about wild garlic. Vincent: Okay, what you wanna know? Jules: It’s legal to pick it right? Vincent: Yeah, it’s legal, but it ain’t a hundred percent legal. I mean, you can’t just walk into the … Continue reading

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Sticky, Chilli Tofu

Adapted from a recipe by Bosh. This is really cheap to make! I used half a block of Cauldron Food plain tofu (about 75p’s worth!). The tofu comes out crispy and sweet with a kick of chilli and salty tamari. It’s … Continue reading

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Mushroom soup

This recipe is adapted from the Sea Shepherd book Cooking up a Storm. The authors says, when weather calms down, a nice big bowl of piping hot soup is the perfect way to warm up a fellow crew member who … Continue reading

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