Cavolo Nero Polenta Soup (4)

This is the first recipe i cooked from Claire Thomson’s eagerly awaited ” Home Cookery Year” which came out earlier this month. The book is divided into seasons so i am busy working my way through autumn recipes . Watch this space for a few more….

Peter’s Lamb Curry (8)

This is from Jamie Oliver’s ” The Return of the Naked Chef”. He credits the recipe to his friend Peter Begg. You can vary the curry by using diced chicken, prawns or paneer or vegetables like swiss chard, spinach, peas, cauliflower, boiled potatoes or chickpeas. Serve with some Indian breads and/ or steamed basmati rice.

Lentils with Pomegranate and Cashews (4)

My friend Angela introduced me to this colourful and healthy all in one daal from Rukmini Iyer’s ” The Green Roasting Tin”. It was so good i had to cook it myself a few days later, omitting the cashews and serving with sausages. But it is also very good on its own, served with naan or rice. I was a bit doubtful that the lentils would cook properly in the oven, but they were perfect.