Recipe: Roasted butternut squash soup

A few days ago I acquired a copy of Mary McCartney’s Food, and a combination of the cold weather we’ve been having and the fact that butternut squash was on offer in my local supermarket made me decide to make her roasted butternut squash and rosemary soup. I knew I didn’t have rosemary at home,…

Recipe: Spicy prawn and tomato curry

I’ve never made a prawn curry before, and my first attempt turned out pretty well, thanks to the great recipe I used by Meena Pathak – who with her husband set up the Patak’s brand of curry sauces. I used a recipe from Pathak’s book Flavours of India, which was published in 2002, but it’s…

Cooking with Sarah: Mexican bean wraps

These wraps make a great light lunch, particularly served with a mixed salad. I took inspiration from a Jamie Oliver recipe I found online, but replaced or added a lot of my own ingredients and made a lot of stuff up. It worked pretty well though! 1. Slice one onion and fry in olive oil…

Cooking with Sarah: Mexican-style soup

This soup is really easy to make and is great as a light lunch, starter or even a main meal if served with bread and salad. It’s got a kick to it, so make sure to have a glass of milk nearby if you’re not so good with hot dishes. This recipe makes enough for…