Vegetarian stir fry

When we first used to make stir fry or Chinese sweet & sour stir fry in Malawi, we would use specific vegetables (cabbage, french beans, carrots etc.) and make the sauce at home. We would have it either with plain rice or fried rice. Then when we came here we saw the supermarkets with pre... Continue Reading →

Vegetable & Multi grain Soup

I had a version of this soup at a friends house, when I was pregnant, it was so tasty and different to what I normally make, i.e. plain tomato or with pasta & vegetables (carrot, sweet potato, butternut squash etc.) In the past I have tried cauliflower soup and found it to be very bland,... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Bean Burgers

As we were growing up in Malawi, we rarely used to have the western fast foods, i.e. burgers, chips, onion rings etc. Then when we moved over here to England, we tried a few of these fast food places, but were always sceptical because we never really knew what the ingredients were and how it... Continue Reading →

Stuffed Pointed Sweet Peppers

Sometimes food pictures can be quite enticing and that is what made me try these sweet peppers. Seeing them in magazines and TV programmes made me want to try them. So I made a simple mix of cous cous, feta cheese and olives and this makes a good basic filling. It is very versatile dish... Continue Reading →

Sweet Potato Soup

Until recently I did not like sweet potatoes very much, I guess it was due to the variety that I used to have but now we regularly eat the orange fleshed variety. This is quite quick and easy to cook, and despite its naturally sweet taste works well with strong savoury flavours. This particular variety... Continue Reading →

Red Kidney Beans Curry (Bhanda)

As I was growing up most of our Sunday meals was having "bhanda and bhat" - Kidney beans curry and rice (In Malawi, Bhanda is the chichewa word for kidney beans). This would sometimes be accompanied with fresh white bread or thepla (a spicy chapatti/roti). The most comforting of meals and satisfyingly filling. There are... Continue Reading →

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