Filed under Dinner

Thyme roasted root vegetables

This is probably the most common way for us to eat winter (and summer) veg. I tend to make a big batch of it whenever I cook it, and use the leftovers added to salads each day for a bit of different texture and flavour, or just as another dinner side the following nights. If … Continue reading

Spiced cauliflower rice

Cauliflower rice is something else that’s become a regular feature in our house. Sometimes just plain with a curry, or just a sprinkling of coriander. Other times with a bit more pzazz, often with meat or fish added to make a meal in a bowl. This version can be used as a side to a … Continue reading

Root vegetable mash

Since discovering a nightshade sensitivity, I’ve used this a lot as a tattie mash replacement. It’s sweeter, more filling and more nutritious, but goes with all the same things. Try it with my roast chicken. Very simple to make and it freezes well in batches, plus it lasts in the fridge for a good few … Continue reading

Braised cabbage with bacon

Cabbage and leeks are amongst the plentiful winter vegetables in Scotland and it comes in so many varieties. I love red cabbage too, particularly raw in a slaw, but for this I’ve gone with savoy. It’s a well known fact that bacon, particularly smoky bacon, makes everything taste good and a little goes a long … Continue reading

Sesame carrot noodle salad

Yes, salads are possible in winter using local vegetables. But you might need a spiraliser! Carrots are a Scottish staple, which these days you can get most of the year. But they are certainly plentiful in winter. Such a versatile vegetable, used in soups and stews, as well as being beautiful roasted, and a base … Continue reading

Asian pork stir fry

I often turn to stir fries when I feel I’m in need of a garlic and ginger filled immune boost. They’re quick and simple, and you get the added bonus of a ton of veggies in there too. Plus, it uses up any that you’ve got left over or lying around. This was one of … Continue reading