Magic Kale and Tomato Spaghetti (4)

This is super quick to cook and called ” magic” spaghetti because you cook the pasta and sauce all together in a frying pan. The trick is to measure your water carefully and use a large shallow pan with a lid wide enough to fit the pasta lying down. You might need to add a bit more water as you go but start with the amount suggested and only add more if absolutely necessary.. It’s from ” A Modern Way to Cook” by Anna Jones.

Roasted Root Panzanella (4)

I love to eat roasted root vegetables and last night i cooked this recipe from Anna Jones’s ” A Modern Way to Eat”. Panzanella is usually a dish for late summer when tomatoes are at their very best, but this makes a great alternative for other times of year. I used a seeded granary bread, which worked very well, but sourdough would work well too. I’m going to eat the rest tonight with some grilled goats cheese over the top. You could also have a green salad alongside.

The Butternut squash can be replaced with other varieties of squash for example onion, acorn, kabocha or Crown Prince.

Asparagus and Cashew Stir Fry (2)

The first of the english grown Asparagus is now starting to appear in the shops and I am always looking for new ways to cook it. This is a super quick supper from Anna Jones that you can serve with rice or noodles. Make sure everything is prepared before you start frying.

You can replace the asparagus with some purple sprouting broccoli for a variation.

Tahini Crunch Greens (2)

P1050217_edited-1This is adapted as a main dish for two from a recipe for “Sweet and Salty Tahini Crunch Greens” in Anna Jones’s brilliant cookbook ” A Modern Way to Eat” 2014. She suggests serving it as a side but i liked it on its own.Its a great way to incorporate kale into your diet but you can vary the vegetables according to the season. For people like me who are adopting an increasingly vegetarian diet her book is really inspiring. She lives locally to me too so i should not have too much difficulty sourcing any  more unusual ingredients.