Warm salad of roasted sweet potato and couscous.

An autumnal salad, warm and spicy, and very satisfying on a cold October evening.  Cubes of roasted sweet potato with garlic, cumin and cinnamon, in a couscous and feta salad.  If there’s any left over it’s very nice in your lunchbox tomorrow. And perfect for Meat Free Monday.

Roasted sweet potato and couscous

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Cauliflower, squash and sweet potato curry.

Hot and full of spicy flavour, perfect on it’s own to warm you on a chilly autumn evening, or lovely with steamed fish.

Cauliflower and sweet potato curry

If you have any left over, just blend into a soup for tomorrow with a little vegetable stock. This isn’t a ten minute dish to cook, but it’s quick to prepare and will then need to simmer for about 35-40 minutes. So time to make a phone call or put your feet up!

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Courgette and red onion gratin.

Courgette and onions in a creamy mustard sauce and tasty cheddar and breadcrumb topping.

Courgette and onion gratin

I have a glut of courgettes, it always happens of course. I wait for the first tiny sweet courgettes to arrive and pick them when small but so often find that there are one or two big ones lurking under the leaves. And when they start growing it’s difficult to keep up. However they are easy to eat up in this tasty dish. Continue reading