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Last Wednesday, I made a Moroccan chickpea and squash stew. I’d had this recipe earmarked in Hugh F-W’s River Cottage Veg Everyday cookbook for a few months already, and as spring is finally arriving, I thought it was time to leap into action before the stewy days were over.

So, here we go, with a few personal adjustments (for 4 people):

- Fry a chopped onion in sunflower oil until soft, then add a clove of garlic and a stick of celery (both chopped), half a tea spoon of ground pepper, half a tea spoon of tumeric, a quarter tea spoon of cinammon and another a small thumb of ginger, chopped (the recipe calls for ground ginger powder but I’m not a fan)

- After a few minutes add 50g red lentils, a tin of chickpeas (drained), 6 saffron strands, 250 ml of passata, a bunch of chopped parsley and chopped coriander (save some fresh coriander for the end!)

- After 15 minutes, add in the squash cut into big cubes, cover with vegetable stock and cook for 40 minutes. I added some fresh peas too, just 5 minutes before the end.

Hugh suggests adding orzo 10 minutes before the end, but I went more Moroccan and instead served the stew with couscous and harissa. Top with lots of fresh coriander.

That’ll be one to dig out next autumn!

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I’m working from home today which means I’m still working late but at least had the opportunity to make myself something nice rather than greasy Soho take-away! Here’s a vegan Potato and Pea curry (Aloo Matar) with ginger spinach on the side and pitta bread. 
I found the recipe online from Monsoon Spice - I’d never before come across the idea of making a herb paste with lots of coriander + spices, garlic and onion. Makes the process a lot simpler and it’s very satisfying - a bit like making pesto!
Oh - and also - I found this new app (Piction) that allows you to put captions over pics. Expect more!

I’m working from home today which means I’m still working late but at least had the opportunity to make myself something nice rather than greasy Soho take-away! Here’s a vegan Potato and Pea curry (Aloo Matar) with ginger spinach on the side and pitta bread. 

I found the recipe online from Monsoon Spice - I’d never before come across the idea of making a herb paste with lots of coriander + spices, garlic and onion. Makes the process a lot simpler and it’s very satisfying - a bit like making pesto!

Oh - and also - I found this new app (Piction) that allows you to put captions over pics. Expect more!

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Coming back to London has been hard. Temperatures are below zero, and meals are often taken at my desk and/or in the dark. But that’s no excuse for neglecting the blog, and so I’m back with a snapshot of my lunch from Comptoir Libanais today.
I love food places decorated with, well, food. The walls of Le Comptoir are lined with jars of pickled lemon, harissa and couscous, as well as artisanal Lebanese market baskets. I couldn’t sit in today but enjoyed the décor before heading back to the office to enjoy my Fattoush and Falafel salad with tahini dressing. To be honest at £7.45 it’s not exactly good value, but the falafels are delicious… crunchy on the outside and doughy on the inside… 

Coming back to London has been hard. Temperatures are below zero, and meals are often taken at my desk and/or in the dark. But that’s no excuse for neglecting the blog, and so I’m back with a snapshot of my lunch from Comptoir Libanais today.

I love food places decorated with, well, food. The walls of Le Comptoir are lined with jars of pickled lemon, harissa and couscous, as well as artisanal Lebanese market baskets. I couldn’t sit in today but enjoyed the décor before heading back to the office to enjoy my Fattoush and Falafel salad with tahini dressing. To be honest at £7.45 it’s not exactly good value, but the falafels are delicious… crunchy on the outside and doughy on the inside… 

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