Golden Sticky Barley Rice with Sun-dried Tomatoes & Sweet Pan Fried Veggies

This dish is really quite simple to make, extraordinarily delicious, daring, and real fun. The aromas will be wonderful, and the zest and tangy sweetness from the marmalade marry very well with the awaiting sundried tomatoes.  A magic combo of ingredients, both contrasting and complementary at the same time.  Your buds will love you after this. INGREDIENTS ¾ cup pearl parley ¾ cup short grain brown rice olive oil 1½ Tbsp tomato paste 4 to […]

Very Cheezy Cheese Bake

You’re going to love this for two reasons.  Firstly, because it’s easy to make and impressive to present.  And secondly, because of its taste and texture – cheezy, delicious, and very much a comfort treat, with a crisp base that combine to create perfection.  You will be jolly, you will be chuffed, and all because of this cheesy stuff !  It cuts beautifully, and I suggest a crunchy green salad to keep it company. Revised […]

Easy East Meets West Curried Rice

I felt like a risotto, but I only had basmati rice in the house, which I love.  This is one of those wonderful fusions that really works – hence its name. A delicious and easy to make recipe – kids will almost certainly love this – if they like mushrooms and sweetcorn that is – even though I have spiced it up nicely.  The flavours and textures really leave ones palette with a very satisfied […]

Easy Thai Vegetable Green Curry (Served with Rose Rice Pistacchios & Lime)

This is a very easy Thai curry, which is just so delicious !  It is low in fat and the flavours just linger on your palette.  So if you want to enjoy a Thai at home, or wish to make it for friends, then look no further.  I made enough for 2 days, which rocks, because I have a whole lot of stuff waiting to be sorted out after my return from holiday. Serves 4 […]

My Wagamama Yasai Katsu Curry

This is my veganized version of Wagamama’s yasai katsu curry – I tasted this curry sauce a while back with a vegetarian friend of mine. I couldn’t eat the vegetables as they were deep-fried, and I suspect the batter was made with eggs. but the sauce was quite delicious – a marriage of both sweet and spicy. I tried to savour the moment, and recreate the experience once I had returned home.  I specialize in […]

Sweet Rosey Rice & Nut Pudding

This recipe expresses my deep love of Eastern Cuisine, except that I just follow my heart in the kitchen with the ingredients. It’s not really a brown rice dessert. In fact, I only use short grain white rice, or Italian arborio rice, or even sushi rice, just 2 or 3 times a year – but I can justify using it, as this dessert is really a once or twice a year one – save it […]

Spicy Rice & Quinoa Bake with Layered Eggplant & Cheezy Topping

The aroma, texture and color of this dish are really quite astounding. Serve with a mixture of different lettuces, butter lettuce, rocket and such like – serve the salad with an olive oil and cider vinegar dressing, with a drizzle of agave in it.  Oh what delight awaits ! Note : This also works well with mushroom slices – feel free to use these instead of eggplant. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS FOR THE FILLING olive oil […]

Golden Rice Loaf

With Thanksgiving and Xmas round the corner, I thought that it would be super to create a handful of recipes that don’t involve too much time and effort.  So if you really don’t wish to be stuck in your kitchen for hours on end – but you DO want to produce excellence at the table – then this recipe is for you.  It works well with all the trimmings, it is filling, satisfying, kind on […]

Rainbow Spring Rice Salad

It’s delicious, colourful, optimistic, great for spring, beach trips and picnics, or a side dish for vegan barbeques, parties, light lunches – you name it.  It’s ideal – enjoy this!!!  The flavours are diverse, contrasting and enjoyed by all !!!  Once you chop everything, the rest is fast and easy . . . as is eating it. Serves around 4 portions. INGREDIENTS FOR RICE SALAD 1 cup cooked American rice 2 spring onions, finely chopped […]

Beaming Sunshine Golden Rice Ball

The idea of something big to share with family and friends, as a treat, came to me a few days ago when, I was yearning for some sun to hit my courtyard.  And as I looked up at the grey sky, I knew that that wasn’t about to happen outside anytime soon, and that I couldn’t do anything about it.  But then I thought again – “I will bring the sun, and shine it on […]