Recipes from a passionate home cook

Category: Sides

Honey and soy glazed aubergine skewers recipe

Honey and soy glazed aubergine skewers

Vegetable skewer recipes can be really hit or miss. Often, they lack flavour and texture and just aren’t as good as its meat or fish counterparts. These honey and soy glazed aubergine skewers, however, beat very many skewers I have made and tried and are definitely a new go-to Asian-inspired dish for me. You already know how much I love chicken satay (proof here and here) and this is my usual go-to Asian marinated food, but recently I toyed with the idea of making an Asian-inspired ...

Recipe for aubergine parmigiana, melanzane alla parmigiana

Aubergine parmigiana towers

I cannot think of a better Italian vegetable recipe than aubergine parmigiana, or melanzana alla parmigiana in Italian, but while the flavour is truly incredible, it isn’t always the most elegant dish to plate. Sure, as a main course this can be beautifully served in a huge oven dish in the centre of the table, but – unless your version holds together perfectly – on a plate as a smaller starter or a side dish it almost always looks a little underwhelming. So, I started thinking of a ...

Recipe for crispy homemade paprika and rosemary croutons

Crispy homemade paprika and rosemary croutons

I eat bread daily and love it in all its shapes and forms, and it is rare for me to have any left over. But when I do, it’s always a feast, as it either means I will make some yummy French toast next morning, or that I get to make some delicious homemade crispy seasoned croutons! There are a few reasons why I like homemade croutons. Firstly, it allows you to experiment with many different flavours. Secondly, you can make them more chunky and the irregular shapes make them taste so good. ...