Tag: main course

The Musette: Baked Chard

I love recipes which are both a main meal for me and a side-dish for my non-vegan beloved husband. We both adore  Swiss chard’s dark green leaves with their colourful, sometimes woody, stems. I particularly like the stems which I’ll often use in another… Continue Reading “The Musette: Baked Chard”

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: Cabbage Thoran

One of the benefits of being at home pretty much 24/7, is that my beloved has embraced more of my plant-based eating. This means overall I cook fewer dishes. Yesterday’s fumble in the vegetable rack produced a sweet green cabbage and a small butternut… Continue Reading “The Musette: Cabbage Thoran”

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: 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: 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: Sunday lunch pie

My beloved husband loves a roast Sunday lunch, particularly beef, but it’s kinda difficult doing a roast meal for one. Inevitably, I end up with lots of leftovers! Depending on what roast meat is left over, I frequently make cottage (beef) pie, shepherd’s (lamb)… Continue Reading “The Musette: Sunday lunch pie”

The Musette: vegan baked orzo

Friends recently invited us to dinner at a restaurant in nearby Monte Carlo which is run by a friend of theirs. I would describe the food as modern Mediterranean with an emphasis on wonderfully fresh seafood – our kind of restaurant. We had the… Continue Reading “The Musette: vegan baked orzo”