Japanese supper: Miso soup with soba noodles, mushrooms & flash-fried beef
dairy free / Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free / Meat

Japanese supper: Miso soup with soba noodles, mushrooms & flash-fried beef

I fell in love with soba noodles on a trip to Japan last year. Until then, my Western experiences of ‘authentic’ Japanese cuisine had led me to believe that the Japanese subsisted on sushi alone, washed down with green tea by day and sake by night. I was obviously wrong (about the sushi anyway!). And everything … Continue reading

Spanish supper: Monkfish with quick chorizo & butterbean stew
dairy free / Fish / Free from / gluten-free / Meat

Spanish supper: Monkfish with quick chorizo & butterbean stew

Monkfish is a beautifully textured fish and so meaty that it can stand up to proper flavours – move over white wine and parsley, I’m talking chorizo and garlic and smoked paprika (okay, and a teensy bit of parsley). At once easy to make and completely dinner party-proof, this is a dish of two halves … Continue reading

Italian supper: Hot beef tagliata, rocket & parmesan salad
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Italian supper: Hot beef tagliata, rocket & parmesan salad

Mmmm, steak. Steak and salad is one of our staples at home and it regularly crops up as a quick and satisfying midweek supper. Today’s variation is a take on the classic Italian tagliata, beef steak sliced into ‘ribbons’, which featured heavily on the menus in Sardinia when we were there. It was often served with a … Continue reading