Autumn 47 results

Easy roasted ratatouille

I really like the type of cooking that you can just get prepped and then leave cooking without having to worry about it! when we moved into our house 5 years ago, it came with an Aga- I was soooo excited about it- it's so cosy in the kitchen and I thought I'd love cooking on it. I do love the fact that it's on all the time and you don't have to thik about pre-heating the oven, and I love the fact that it's so cosy on winter mornings and I can heat the girls clothes up, but actually I really ...

No fuss traybake tomato and basil soup

I really love soup, and it's such a brilliant way to get in lots of portions of vegetables, but I just don't always find the time to prepare it as it usually involves lots of chopping! I discovered a new way of making soup in a baking tray just before Christmas (see my Best Soup recipe here) and I thought I'd try it again with more of a basic soup. So with this one, I just peeled and roughly chopped and onion, threw in some whole cloves of garlic and then just chopped tomatoes, carrot and ...

Best soup recipe

At this time of year you see a lot of soup recipes around that stuff in a load of veg in an attempt to be as healthy as possible- as much as I love lots of veggie soups there is no need to have something bland and boring. I am such a big fan of this soup that I made a huge batch this weekend, and now I have a load of portions made up in the freezer! The basis of the recipe was from a vegetarian cookery course that I attended at Exeter Cookery School (you can read all about my experienc...

Christmas soup

I was recently invited to attend a 1 day vegetarian cookery course at Exeter Cookery School (you can read all about my experience here ). I had such a brilliant day- I really loved learning all the new skills and recipes! One of the things that we made was a slow-roasted fennel and tomato ragout, which we then turned into a soup- and honestly I can say that it is the most delicious soup I have ever eaten. I took some home with me and had it for dinner and I just didn't want it to end! ...

Alice’s Soul Food Soup

  This is a guest post from Alice who blogs at Living with a Jude. I cooked and photographed the soup, and it was absolutely delicious! Hello, my name is Alice and I write a blog about life with our severely disabled son, Jude. I have always been very much into healthy eating and follow a vegan lifestyle, encouraging as much natural, unprocessed food into our diet as possible. My children are incredibly healthy and strong and I’m proud to say they are rarely ill or suffer from ...

Honey-roasted butternut squash and sweet potato soup

I created this recipe for Devon Life magazine , I love squash soups, especially in autumn, it really feels like 'comfort food'. I think that roasting the squash and sweet potato in a bit of honey gives it such a rich flavour.  I tend to always have a butternut squash and some sweet potatoes in the cupboard as they keep so well- this makes it the perfect lunch to whip up when I haven't had the chance to get to the shops!    

Apple BBQ pulled pork

We went to a gorgeous 'apple day' a couple of weeks ago at Parke, a lovely bit of National Trust owned Devon countryside- not only did they have Dartmoor ponies bringing apples down from the orchard to put into the traditional press for apple juice, but the amazing cafe there, Home Farm Cafe, had a very apple themed menu- it was so cosily autumnal! I had a pulled pork roll with apple chutney which was gorgeous, and set me thinking about actually adding some of these autumn apples into the ...

Slow-cooked Cuban Pork and sweet potato stew

My method of cooking often tends to be 'what do I have in the cupboard, can I make anything from it'! I had pork loin, lots of sweet potatoes, spring onions and an orange and this recipe came about! I love pork slow cooked, as it takes on such a lovely texture. I also really wanted to make something a bit more experimental to try out on my children, and they both ate this so well I was very pleased! I usually wouldn't cook something like this without spice, but it was lovely just as it was. ...

Cream of tomato soup

I wanted to have a go at making a healthy cream of tomato soup, and this one is lovely. I do think that the tomatoes need to cook for the 40 minutes specified to bring out the sweetness, and do make sure that you preheat the milk and cream cheese before adding so that it doesn't curdle. Perfect served with hot buttered toast!  

Balsamic sausage and butterbean tray bake

I'm all for a meal that takes 5 minutes to prepare but tastes like more effort has gone into it! Balsamic vinegar on roasted veg is lovely, but throw in some sausages and butterbeans and you have an all-in-one meal that is not only very easy, but also tasty and filling! You can get reduced fat sausages in most of the supermarkets now- I've tried the ones from Tesco, Sainsburys, Co-op, Marks and Spencer and Morrisons and all have been nice! I also really like the Black Farmer sausages- ...