Recipes for the start of February

Recipes for the start of February

By Rose Newburn

Recipes for the start of February

These long strips are tender and crispy, a polenta stick where the polenta is made with chickpea flour rather than corn grits. You make the polenta ahead, then chill it on an oiled plate so that when you come to make dinner it's really quick! The Chickpea polenta strips with courgette and tomato stew are Vegan, DF and GF

There's a nifty technique for getting these tofu bites crispy on the outside and tender inside... The Spicy Korean tofu is loaded with flavour rather than heat. Serve with your favourite banchan - side dishes of kimchi, a quick stir fry, fresh pickles,  some plain rice. Yum and yum, as well as Vegan, DF and GF.

This was accidental Development kitchen - i had some sauted courgette and red onion, added some beans, a bit of this and a bit of that then blitzed it and it was really good... you could use this stirred through pasta, or with flatbread, or as a dip with crackers or vege sticks, with rice... is very versatile! The Summery vegan spread is Vegan, DF and GF

Buckwheat is a great grain to work with  ... toasted then boiled, it has a nutty flavour and great texture. Here it's teamed up with tomato, eggplant, garlic and basil - big summery flavours! You can add grated cheese grilled on top, or leave it without for a Vegan, DF and GF delight : tomato, eggplant and buckwheat bake.

Once again i have misplaced the image for this one: It's a slow cook lamb roast - boned shoulder, rump, whatever... the lamb is marinaded with thyme, garlic and olive oil, then seared, then simmered with tomato and courgette. Don't forget to rest the meat bevopre you serve it... braised lamb with tomato is Dairy and Gluten free

Spring onions, cucumber, radish, lettuce, tomato, and steak rubbed with schezuan pepper and salt, then seared to your preferred level of done...Serve this with some good bread, or a bowl of new potatoes... Perfect! The Steak salad is also Dairy free and Gluten free.


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