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Rasa is a Stoke Newington institution that does wonderful (and wonderfully cheap) vegetarian food from Kerala. This is a sample of what I had last night - lemon rice, chapatti, yellow lentil and spinach dahl (cheera parippu curry), aubergines in a tomato and onion sauce (rasa vangi), and okra curry (vendakka masala).
Every time I go, I wonder why I’m not coming for dinner every night.

Rasa is a Stoke Newington institution that does wonderful (and wonderfully cheap) vegetarian food from Kerala. This is a sample of what I had last night - lemon rice, chapatti, yellow lentil and spinach dahl (cheera parippu curry), aubergines in a tomato and onion sauce (rasa vangi), and okra curry (vendakka masala).

Every time I go, I wonder why I’m not coming for dinner every night.

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Supper last night was lovingly made by Monica and was more of a feast than a dinner. Couscous, pumpkin falafel, hummus, sliced crudités, a salad of beetroot, parsley and almonds, and finally a little sun-dried tomatoes decoction. Delicious.

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Dinner at home last night. Monica, freshly back from Mexico, made tlacoyos (corn galettes baked with refried beans and topped up with fresh vegetables) with seriously spicy salsa and a tangy radish salad. My only contribution was a rhubarb compote.

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Last night’s awesome (and plentiful) vegan supper, co-created by Mo and myself. Roasted carrots, peppers and fennel, a tomato and avocado salad with parsley pesto, fresh baguette (from Planet Organic) and Puy lentils with sundried tomatoes. The last one wasn’t home-made but from Merchant Gourmet, who certify most of their products vegan-friendly.

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I had Guillaume and Milena over for dinner last night. The evening presented with a few challenges. Milena is currently not eating any carbohydrates or fat. Guillaume doesn’t really like spices. And Monica had inadvertently left the house with the recipe book that I was counting on.

And it was Wednesday.

So the brief was: no meat, no fish, no eggs, no dairy AND no fat, no carbs AND no spices AND no recipe.

Given the circumstances I think I did OK. We started with a salad of rocket, cherry tomatoes and roasted peppers, with a dressing of vegan pesto. Then we had saffron couscous with stewed courgettes (in spite of his protestations I put loads of chili in and I don’t think Guillaume was very happy).

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Today is the day of the long-awaited soup special - just in time to see us through this last month of winter.

The roasted peppers and aubergine recipe comes from the “Easy Vegan” book we’ve mentioned before - it was made by Monica.

The split pea soup, I’ve been eating all my life - I guess it must come from my mum (although she probably would throw a few lardons in there).

The “double butter” (butternut squash and peanut butter) recipe is an adaptation from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s “River Cottage Everyday”.

Happy souping!

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This Sunday, still by Mo, we enjoyed a home-made Mexican feast of corn tortilla, courgettes filled with tomatoes and chilli, accompanied by salsa and guacamole. I am content. Just roll me to my bed now.

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The first recipe we tried was the “Italian bean dip”. Monica made a few adapts - especially replacing dry fava beans (which you’d have to soak, peel and cook) by tinned white beans of an Italian variety - here, borlotti. The recipe includes a few variants on the usual “bean dip”/ “Hummus” concoction: the addition of boiled potatoes and onion, the lack of nut paste. It makes for a softer, more mellow result. Great comfort food on pitta or sourdough bread for a wintery Sunday night.

We served it with a Mediterranean soup, from the same book, which I will post very soon as part of a soup special!

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