Here is a sneaky Bellini to welcome in the sunshine!
This has accompanied a Friday night curry from the Teddington Tandoori- always delicious and tonight did not disappoint. I was supposed to be cooking a roasted vegetable tart but it took 2 hours to drive home from work and it would have been very cruel to make me cook…
Yesterday, however, was my day off. A lovely restful day interspersed with some good food. Lunch was a healthy and yummy tabbouleh.
Small handful of bulgar wheat
2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped
6 spring onions, chopped
Large bunch coriander, chopped
Large bunch parsley, chopped
Small bunch mint, chopped
1tsp garlic oil
Salt & pepper
- Pour boiling water over the bulgar and leave to stand for 20mins or so until it has softened and is a good texture to eat. Drain and cool.
- In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients, squeezing over as much lemon juice as you like- I use the whole lemon as I like it quite sharp. Don’t be stingy with the salt either as the tomatoes really love it.
- Eat immediately!
This is great for a tasty lunch, but we often do it as part of a mezze type meal.
Lunch is sitting on top of a pile of Olive magazines from the past couple of years. I am continuing my cull of magazines so spent the day going through and tearing out recipes to try. Actually got through them all but spent the entire say starving, looking at such great foodie ideas. Lots to inspire me in the weeks ahead!
For dinner the old fav- spaghetti bolognaise. Pleasing as always, and as always I have eaten too much……