At Cuddly Carrot, we are colour addicts. We live in bright warm colourful houses and wear multi coloured clothes and our food is no different! Food without colour is just not worth eating, so we try and pack in as much colour and variety into our dishes as possible. This noodle salad is packed with bright hues of orange and red and purple as well as a brilliant combination of tastes to make you forget it’s grey and dull outside! Keep this sunshine inside with this great lunch dish. …
When you crave a bit of colour as well as a good dose of vegetables but don’t want to get too full with heavy Winter food, this is a great recipe. Perfect for a midweek meal as it’s ready in around 20 minutes, you can really keep the goodness of the veg intact by not cooking anything for too long here. With the zing of ginger, lemon or lime, garlic and chilli, this doesn’t disappoint on flavour and is an easy dish to substitute other veg into – whatever you have in the fridge! Serves 3…
Comfort food comes into its element in January, especially when there’s snow on the ground outside! We are using up the chestnuts that didn’t get eaten at Christmas in this bake, alongside some other nutrient rich and tasty seasonal Winter veg. Feel free to substitute any Winter veg into this recipe – celeriac, swede, butternut squash…! Cosy up by the fire with your favourite socks on and enjoy this warming goodness….
We’re using up the last of our purple sprouting broccoli from the garden in this tasty gluten and dairy free tart. The pastry is crisp and short and the whole ensemble with the addition of the fresh thyme works a treat as a dinner for 4 or a light lunch for a few more. Serve with our spinach, orange and pea shoot salad for its crunch and interesting flavour balance….
We’ve been making this recipe for years – it’s perfect for a party or a fancy meal with friends along with lots of tasty salads. This is a dairy free version with toasty almonds and pine nuts on the top which we love! We have lots of fresh spinach in the garden at this time of year so we’re making the most of it. If you don’t quite have 900g of spinach it doesn’t matter as the recipe will work with less of the good green stuff….
Vegan recipe of the year!! Farinata is like a vegan omelette or frittata. Originally from Genoa in Northern Italy, it’s another strand of the French socca, but is a lot thicker, cooked in the oven and benefits from having extra ingredients added to vary the flavour and texture – add in or take out whatever you fancy. It makes an excellent main dish along with salad or you could serve it as an appetiser in smaller slices at room temperature. Remember to prepare the batter in advance as it sits for at least 2 hours before you can start cooking….