Category: Non vegan dishes

The Mustte: Baked Cod

This is a quick and easy midweek meal for my beloved. Little greaseproof (parchment) paper parcels are filled with fish which steams gently on a bed of vegetables, allowing all of the flavours to intermingle. This method of cooking ensures that the fish isn’t… Continue Reading “The Mustte: Baked Cod”

The Musette: Hake Basquaise

I often pop into my local fishmonger on a Friday to pick up some fish for my beloved. This week, a large hake on the bone caught my eye. Inspired by one of my favourite chefs, in whose restaurant I’ve been fortunate to eat… Continue Reading “The Musette: Hake Basquaise”

The Musette: Artichokes

I can imagine, that if you didn’t grow up eating globe artichokes, and if you were encountering them for the first time, they might seem a little intimidating! The artichoke is actually the bud of a thistle – a flower. The leaves cover a… Continue Reading “The Musette: Artichokes”

The Musette: Classic Spaghetti Carbonara

This is one of my beloved’s favourite recipes. I confess I have never liked it largely because I found it too rich even before I gave up eating meat and dairy. However, it’s an easy dish to make for one so, as a special… Continue Reading “The Musette: Classic Spaghetti Carbonara”

The Musette: Olive oil cake

Even die-hard butter devotees admit that olive oil makes exceptionally good cakes. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) is liquid at room temperature, so it lends superior moisture over time. In fact, olive oil cake only improves the longer it sits—this dairy-free version will keep… Continue Reading “The Musette: Olive oil cake”

The Musette: warm orzo salad with roasted prawns

I’ve been having a bit of a prawn-fest since I discovered Picard’s organic frozen, de-veined headless prawns. (Picard is a shop selling frozen foods in France). I like to keep a couple of salads in the fridge for quick meals. This one has the… Continue Reading “The Musette: warm orzo salad with roasted prawns”

The Musette: prawn biryani

Biryani has its origins in the Indian subcontinent, where it’s popular throughout though it’s also prepared in other regions such as parts of Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. The exact origin of the dish is uncertain. In North India, different varieties of biryani developed in… Continue Reading “The Musette: prawn biryani”

The Musette: macaroni cheese

When it’s cold and there’s nothing much to look forward to, except more of the same, it’s tempting to reach for some comfort food. I’m encouraging my beloved to eat more of a plant-based diet in January – less work for me – but,… Continue Reading “The Musette: macaroni cheese”

The Musette: seafood feast

If you’ve ever spent any time in France over the Christmas period one thing you’re likely to have noticed is the amount of fish and seafood in the shops, markets and on restaurant menus. We have embraced this tradition with open arms. The French… Continue Reading “The Musette: seafood feast”

The Musette: Mussels many ways

I often cook mussels for lunch after a long ride as they’re the original fast food – cooked alive and eaten fresh. These shellfish are truly delicious and adaptable as the following recipes and suggestions show. Like many things though, you will need to have… Continue Reading “The Musette: Mussels many ways”