Type: Simple short on time

April 26, 2021

Pappardelle with rose harissa, black olives and capers

Pappare means ‘to gobble up’ in Italian, which is the destiny of this dish (particularly in Tara’s house, where her husband Chris…

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Gigli with chickpeas and za’atar

Gigli means ‘lilies’ in Italian, and their floral wavy edges are a great vehicle for the chickpeas and anchovies in the sauce….

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Orzo with prawns, tomato and marinated feta

The combination of prawns, feta, tomatoes and pasta is one that I love. I return to it time and again, for easy…

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Bulgur with mushrooms and feta

This works as both a side and a main, with some wilted greens alongside. Get as large a mix of mushrooms as…

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Baked mint rice with pomegranate and olive salsa

Cooking rice perfectly is one of those things that shouldn’t be complicated but can be surprisingly difficult, for some, to get right….

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Thai sticky rice with crispy ginger, chilli and peanuts

Sticky rice is brilliant as it is, served alongside all sorts of fish and meat dishes, but the addition of a crispy…

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Sweet potato chips

These are lovely either as a side or a snack. If a snack, serve alongside some soured cream, for everyone to dip…

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New potatoes with peas and coriander

This is a lovely side to have with lamb, or all sorts of other spring things. If it is spring and you…

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Buckwheat and French bean salad

This is either lovely as it is, or served along with some pan-fried salmon. It’s quick to make – less than half…

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