Mediterranean Fish Stew with Garlic Ciabatta

New Le Creuset soup bowls. With lids! A gift from the wife for my birthday back in June. Had to try them out.

We decided on a fishy creation rather than standard soup and went for a tomatoey base rather than creamy. And (shock, gasp) this dish is actually quite healthy!

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Goat’s Cheese and Potato Tart

In my ongoing quest to create interesting things that do not contain meat, (Had I not mentioned that particular quest before? No? Okay I confess I just made it up but with a vegetarian in the house its kind of a good idea), the issue often comes down to cheese.

Cheese is a difficult one – it can be tasty but its also in no way particularly good for you and can overpower everything else in your dish if you’re not careful (speaking from experience here).

Goat’s Cheese is perfect though – its light, holds its shape a bit when cooked and doesn’t taste like its been sitting in a damp cupboard for three years. Perfect partnered with herbage on pastry.

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Mushroom Stroganoff – the Yin and the Yang of it

Its all very well producing massive meaty meals (or Triple M’s as we call them in, well I’m not sure, but I bet somewhere they do), but 50% of my marriage is vegetarian so if ‘Yin is to be accompanied by Yang’, then some meal times are meat free. In this instance we are producing Mushroom Stroganoff. (Shown here with mood lighting, not a dodgy camera flash).

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