June 15, 2011

Incredible Cauliflower Cake

I try to have at least four vegetarian dinners a week. The inspiring  Plenty book from Ottolenghi is a must have for anyone trying to cut back on meat and eat more vegetables. I never really like cauliflower except for when it's done like this, pureed and mixed with parmesan. This cake really showcases cauliflower and is lovely the following day too, it's works really well for packed lunches aswell as for dinner with a green salad.
This is a brilliant recipe to have for the vegetarian in your life that is sick of risotto and quorn etc. It's such an unusual mixture of ingredients: Nigella seeds, basil, cheese, cauliflower. But it all comes together beautifully somehow!
Lilly x

Here's the recipe!

June 10, 2011

Pikelets with Plum Jam

Last night I was scanning the many TV channels and as usual nothing was on but then. THEN. I came across Bill Granger making these adorable pikelets. He is so upbeat, pleasant, sunny and, well, Australian. I always love Australian people and love their laid back attitude (not to be generalising or anything but they're all lovely aren't they?). Pikelets are an Australian little pancake. They are absolutely beautiful and this gorgeous recipe uses wholemeal flour. Thaaaaaanks Bill Granger.