So many of us find ourselves eating alone or as a couple and, as a result, so many of us reach for convenience solutions. What if we cooked for ourselves like we were cooking for someone we loved? This is what this site is all about. Some of the food is healthy, some isn't, all of it is made with love.
I make no claims to be an authentic Indian chef, but this is going to university time of year and it's also coming to the end of the month. All of us could do with a decent curry recipe which costs pence and tastes great whether you're a meat eater, a vegetarian, a vegan, gluten free etc.
Now autumn feels like it's properly here. I love summer but the first flushes of autumn with stews, pies, traditional puddings are like the coziness of coming home. Autumn, season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, at the end moving into winter, the crisp cold, maybe snow. The older I get the more I look forward to every season and everything it brings.
The dried mushrooms in this massively add to the flavour. Without them, it wouldn't be the same, it wouldn't have the depth of flavour so I really would give it a go.
This was going to be a game pie and it would be fabulous to make into a pie filling if you prefer. I was just too lazy and my son liked the smell of it so he wanted to taste it straight away (it was a hit with the 6 year old too!)
Ah September... as we drift into this month summer starts to fade and become a distant memory. If we're lucky in the UK we'll still have a few warm days but generally the cardies are going on and someone in the family starts looking wistfully at the heating controls.
But this month is also a season of bounty. Everything from home gardens to hedgerows are groaning with produce. The wild blackberries are still bountiful and what better than apples to have with them?