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"Part of the balance of life lies in understanding that different days require different ways of eating…" Simply Nigella is the perfect antidote to our busy lives: a calm and glad celebration of food to soothe and uplift.

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Soda Bread Buns With Fennel Seeds And Cranberries

I recommend eating one of these for breakfast with lots of unsalted butter, which gives all the sweetness I need, but if you want a sweeter bun, add 50ml runny honey along with the yogurt and egg. Like any soda bread, these buns are as good eaten with a slice of cheese, as they are with butter and jam, and the slightly more exotic scent of the fennel seeds and the bursts of tart flavour from the cranberries, don't stop these from having the cosiness of a - perhaps fictional - Irish parlour…

This is a Greek recipe - actually, strictly speaking, it's Italian, or of Italian derivation: strapazzare meaning, in the context of eggs, "to scramble". And really that's what this is: eggs scrambled with tomatoes. I was initially hesitant about this, as the notion of tomatoes mixed into scrambled eggs didn't seem appealing. But the thing is, it doesn't quite taste like that. This is what cooking is all about: what the ingredients do together in the pan, not what they sound like on the… Greek Recipes, Egg Recipes, Light Recipes, Brunch Recipes, Breakfast Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Italian Recipes, Simply Nigella, Nigella Lawson

Strapatsada

This is a Greek recipe - actually, strictly speaking, it's Italian, or of Italian derivation: strapazzare meaning, in the context of eggs, "to scramble". And really that's what this is: eggs scrambled with tomatoes. I was initially hesitant about this, as the notion of tomatoes mixed into scrambled eggs didn't seem appealing. But the thing is, it doesn't quite taste like that. This is what cooking is all about: what the ingredients do together in the pan, not what they sound like on the…

This is in no sense an authentically Middle-Eastern recipe, but a fancy of mine. To elucidate: it is a vegetable soup that is imbued with Middle-Eastern flavours and, in place of the pasta that you'd cook for a traditional Italian minestrone, I use bulgur wheat. Simply Nigella, Cooking Garbanzo Beans, My Favorite Food, Favorite Recipes, Veggie Soup, Vegetable Soups, Preserved Lemons, Amigurumi

Middle-Eastern Minestrone

This is in no sense an authentically Middle-Eastern recipe, but a fancy of mine. To elucidate: it is a vegetable soup that is imbued with Middle-Eastern flavours and, in place of the pasta that you'd cook for a traditional Italian minestrone, I use bulgur wheat. Like many soups, it thickens on standing, in which case you can either add more liquid, or eat it as a stew. Either way, it is fragrant and filling, and is fast becoming one of my favourite recipes. For US cup measures, use the…

This is one of those thick, wintry soups made spiky and fresh with chilli, ginger and lime. It has the hit of a hot and sour soup, but the nubbliness of the split peas gives those clear, piercing flavours an unfamiliar edge, while adding cosiness at the same time. Turmeric Soup, Fresh Turmeric, Stuffed Pepper Soup, Stuffed Peppers, Simply Nigella, Food Network Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Rachel Ray Recipes

Split Pea Soup With Chilli, Ginger And Lime

This is one of those thick, wintry soups made spiky and fresh with chilli, ginger and lime. It has the hit of a hot and sour soup, but the nubbliness of the split peas gives those clear, piercing flavours an unfamiliar edge, while adding cosiness at the same time. For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list. Read more

This soup is a soothing, comforting, gutsily-flavoured big bowlful. Red Pepper Soup, Stuffed Pepper Soup, Stuffed Peppers, Simply Nigella, Kitchen Foil, Small Oven, Nigella Lawson, Roast Pumpkin, Recipes

Sweet Potato, Ginger And Orange Soup

I have this regularly for supper, and I tend to make life easier for myself by always having a stash of baked sweet potatoes in the fridge. If you don't, I advise baking the potatoes the night before, so that when you come to make this soup the next or another night, you are about 3 minutes away from a soothing, comforting, gutsily-flavoured big bowlful. But even if you do roast the sweet potatoes to order, as it were, you need do nothing while they're in the oven, and not much after. For US…

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Emergency Brownies

This is for those times you urgently need a brownie, but don't want to make - or, rather, can't justify making - a whole batch. This recipe makes two (four if needs be) fudgy brownies to be snaffled straight from the tin. And they can be turned into glorious sundaes: squodge into glasses with ice cream, pour a little maple syrup over and sprinkle with chopped walnuts. It is worth keeping takeaway-style foil tins in the house just to make these. Take my word for it, it will be a frequent…

My suggestion would be to serve this just as it is, but with some pillowy naan warmed up in the oven for dippage as you eat. But if you want to, by all means rustle up some rice or - let me be a middle-class cliche - quinoa. This is, anyway, what you could term a Multi-Culti Curry: it fuses Thai and Indian flavours (and you could indeed use an Indian curry paste in the place of the Thai one here) but with honourable intent, and to most pleasing effect. Simply Nigella, Vegetarian Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Rice Recipes, Cooking Tips, Turmeric Soup, Comida India, Spiced Cauliflower, Spinach Curry

Cauliflower And Cashew Nut Curry

My suggestion would be to serve this just as it is, but with some pillowy naan warmed up in the oven for dippage as you eat. But if you want to, by all means rustle up some rice or - let me be a middle-class cliche - quinoa. This is, anyway, what you could term a Multi-Culti Curry: it fuses Thai and Indian flavours (and you could indeed use an Indian curry paste in the place of the Thai one here) but with honourable intent, and to most pleasing effect. For US cup measures, use the toggle at…

I've cut to the chase - no meat, fish or veg, just highly seasoned, searingly hot noodles. Thai Drunken Noodles, Asian Noodles, Simply Nigella, Asian Recipes, Ethnic Recipes, Fresh Coriander, Rachel Ray, Cauliflower Recipes, Pavlova

Drunken Noodles

The general explanation given why Thai drunken noodles are so called is that they have enough chilli in them to shake you out of even the worst hangover. This is my simplified version. I've cut to the chase - no meat, fish or veg, just highly seasoned, searingly hot noodles. Most of the ingredients come from the storecupboard, and the finished dish is in front of you in 10 minutes. I find these hot noodles hard to beat, and they do really blow your head off: if you want less of a fiery…

It is quite extraordinary how much mileage you get from this: it makes enough to spread on 6-8 pieces of toast, and you'll still be able to conjure up a sauce with what's left to eat with wide egg noodles, or over polenta. Just make sure to reheat only as much as you need for each outing. I freeze mine in portions - enough to spread on 4 pieces of toast - for much comfort and joy at later dates. Barbecue Ribs, Barbecue Sauce, Simply Nigella, Cocktail Sausages, Oxtail, Nigella Lawson, Vegetable Puree, Chicken Dips, Egg Noodles

Oxtail On Toast

It is quite extraordinary how much mileage you get from this: it makes enough to spread on 6-8 pieces of toast, and you'll still be able to conjure up a sauce with what's left to eat with wide egg noodles, or over polenta. Just make sure to reheat only as much as you need for each outing. I freeze mine in portions - enough to spread on 4 pieces of toast - for much comfort and joy at later dates. For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.

Lamb+ribs+with+nigella+and+cumin+seeds . baste in nigella & cumin seeds & olive oil, bake in oven on a rack. Lamb Recipes, Cooking Recipes, Chef Recipes, Quick Recipes, Dinner Recipes, Simply Nigella, Nigella Seeds, Lamb Dishes, Lamb Shanks

Lamb Ribs With Nigella and Cumin Seeds

Stop what you’re doing: I bring you important news. Lamb ribs, almost unknown in Britain, are one of the most delicious ways of eating lamb, and certainly the least expensive. Not that they taste bargain-basement: everyone who’s eaten these has said they’re the best spare ribs they’ve ever had. I like to keep the flavour of the meat to the fore, so don’t coat them in a glaze, but give them the scantest covering before they go into the oven. And while it might seem unnecessary to use oil, it…

Crunchy Chicken Cutlets: I could have called these Cornflake-Crunchy Chicken Cutlets as the crisp coating is provided not by breadcrumbs, but by cornflakes. This is particularly handy if you want a gluten-free crunch, though do check the cornflake packet Chicken Cutlet Recipes, Cutlets Recipes, Chicken Cutlets, Chicken Breasts, Simply Nigella, Cereal Recipes, Carne, Breakfast Recipes, Cooking Recipes

Crunchy Chicken Cutlets

I could have called these Cornflake-Crunchy Chicken Cutlets as the crisp coating is provided not by breadcrumbs, but by cornflakes. This is particularly handy if you want a gluten-free crunch, though do check the cornflake packet to be sure. You can buy chicken escalopes already beaten, but otherwise just buy a couple of chicken breasts and, one at a time, place them on a chopping board lined with clingfilm, cover the chicken with another layer of clingfilm and bash the living daylights out…