Mungo / Mung Bean Soup / Moong Dal

Mung beans. Whit even are they? Ah dunno — good but. This recipe makes a satisfying, savoury, healthy bowl of the stuff. It works as comfort food even if you’ve never seen a mung bean in your life before. I have been eating this for years, telling everyone “it’s mungo — mung bean soup!”, but…

Thai Green Curry with Rice

Disclaimer: This recipe is pure phony by the way! I say that because it uses Thai green curry paste from the supermarket. However, “real” Thai green curry paste requires loads of obscure ingredients (red turmeric? Makrut lime leaves??), and this stuff is hard to find. I want to get ma dinner made, no’ go oan…

Shredded Brussels sprouts with mushroom

A lot of folk eat Brussels sprouts just once a year. Why bother if you don’t even like them?? On the biggest “celebrate food” day we have, people force down these wee green baws that they don’t even like. So: This is a great side dish for folk that don’t normally like sprouts. In brief: Fry…

Lentils with tomato and tahini

In Italy, people often eat lentils for New Year — apparently. The coin-like shape means that they’re associated with prosperity. A bigger reason is that they probably put them in a recipe that’s amazing and tasty. Here is ma favourite lentil recipe (after ma maw’s  soup — hi maw). This is a middle-eastern dish, best…