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Short on Time But Not Short on Veg

Short on Time Veg

I didn’t get this posted yesterday, as I was a bit short on time over the weekend. Clearly not a short on produce, though, because I bought the lovely bunch of veg above for meals this week.

That one massive potato was dinner last night- Andrew and I shared a baked potato with all the fixin’s. For such a simple, everyday type of meal, it was a completely novelty to me- can you believe I’ve never had one before?! The little cottage tin loaf has been making wonderful toast already, too.

The jersusalem artichokes, swede and carrots will go toward that Root Vegetable Korma that I talked about making last week. By Nigel Slater (so it’s sure to be good), it sounds perfect for the chilly weather we’ve been having in London, and I’m finally getting around to making it tonight.

The romanescu is a compromise of sorts- I couldn’t decide whether I wanted to make broccoli soup or cauliflower soup, and this seemed like the best of both worlds. I’m not sure exactly what recipe I’ll be making, but Heidi‘s recent post on Broccoli Cheddar Soup looks like a good place to start.

I’m also going to be doing a little non-veg baking this week, as I’ve had a craving for a nut-packed, maple-flavoured tart for several weeks now. Perhaps it’s the impending holiday season; I’ve also got a festive review coming up on Kitchlit, so watch this (er, that) space!

Over to you- what’s cooking this week?


  1. Sian says:

    I bookmarked that Broccoli cheddar soup too. I’ve been making cauliflower risotto lots recently, with chili pangrattato, its lovely. There’s been lots of lovely looking cauliflowers around here, not only romanesco (which I love) and good old white but also orange and purple! Made an interesting coloured risotto, but would look great in a salad! Looking forward to the festive review.

  2. Maggie says:

    I have a huge head of cauliflower and have been dreaming of doing a sliced sauteed cauliflower dish with toasted bread crumbs/nuts and golden raisins. I also had a huge batch of sweet potatoes so made a pineapple-sweet potato soup last night for the week, as well as a lettuce-potato soup (to use up my piles of leftover greens.)

    There is a great brussels sprouts recipe over at food52 this week, to use up the ones in your photo. I like mine roasted with evoo, salt and pepper – but I’m tempted to try the grilled route as we’re having such divine weather in Boston all week. Here’s the recipe:

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Ele says:

    Sian- Chili pangrattato sounds fantastic! I’ve only ever made Jamie Oliver’s porcini one, and I loved it. Is there a recipe kicking around, by any chance? ;)

  4. Ele says:

    Maggie- That recipe looks great, I like any recipe that results in crispy sprouts. My go-to one is 101 Cookbooks’ Golden-Crusted Sprouts, but this one looks yummy too- I’ll give it a try.

  5. Dana says:

    I love that romenesco – it’s so gorgeous. A word of caution is that there tend to be lots of bugs trapped in all of those whorls. Just give it a really good washing. Can’t wait to see your creations.

  6. Ele says:

    Dana- Good point, I’ll make sure to rinse it really well. Or I could opt not to care- my Dad would just say “mmm- extra protein!” or something. :|

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