Curried Pumpkin Soup

Curried Pumpkin Soup enriched with coconut milk and dried coconut and flavoured with coriander, cumin and tamarind for a rich, warming, winter soup.

Curried Pumpkin Soup. My family love a good hearty soup but before moving to France there was no way you would have got them to eat pumpkin; it’s just not generally eaten in Britain. When we moved here I noticed that everyone has a little potager or vegetable garden and nearly everyone grows pumpkins. I have to […]

Massaman Curry Paste

This is an easy and fresh version of Massaman curry paste made with dried chillies, peanuts, toasted spices, garlic, ginger, shallot, lemon and coriander.

Massaman Curry Paste. My family loves curry and, in the UK we would often go to a restaurant where we would enjoy trying different styles of curry.  Living  in the middle of the countryside, and far from a large city, it was to be expected that I wouldn’t be able to pop out for a curry! […]

Hummus with Coriander Pesto

Hummus made with garlic, chickpeas, lemon and tahini and drizzled with homemade coriander and walnut pesto.

I love hummus and in the UK there was a huge array of dips in the supermarkets and at least five types of hummus, of which coriander was my favourite. Can’t you tell? I use it a lot! When we first bought our house here, nearly seven years ago, the supermarkets didn’t seem to stock […]

Squid with Prawn and Crab

Squid tubes stuffed with cooked prawns, crab, coriander, garlic, ginger and chillies and then seared on a hot grill for a fantastic low fat dish.

I first posted  a recipe of stuffed squid  just over a year ago when I could normally only buy tiny tubes or huge lumps of giant encornets,  or squid, which would scare most epicureans! So, you wouldn’t be surprised to see me dancing in the aisles when I found frozen squid tubes about 20cm long. I had to revamp […]

Crab Cakes

If you love crab then you are going to love these crab cakes which are flavoured with spring onion, ginger, chilli and coriander.  Over the years I have made different variations of crab cakes with a potato or white sauce base but these are easier to make and much lighter and fresher in taste. This […]