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A-Z tour of Latin America – Argentina

April 18th, 2021 · No Comments

Potato, onion & cheese empanadas with chimichurri sauce Sticking with A’s, we board an Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-76 and continue our culinary journey with an 18-hour, 15,668 km, direct flight to Argentina (in-flight movie – ‘Taken 3’, vegetarian option – chicken). Touching down at Buenos Aires International Airport, we take a cab to the tiny unspoilt […]

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Tags: Argentina · Baking · cheese · Main Course · pie/pasty · Snack · Vegetarian

Gnudi with spring greens

February 27th, 2021 · No Comments

If, as Yumblog, you like the idea of gnocchi but in reality find them a tad disappointing after all the faff they take to make, then perhaps you should try their lesser known but more interesting cousin, gnudi. You say gnocchi, we say gnudi.

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Tags: Main Course · Vegetarian

A-Z tour of the world – Afghanistan

February 27th, 2021 · No Comments

Salted Afghan biscuits – Kulcheh shor After the media sensation and critical acclaim of our ‘Celebration of Europe’ culinary road trip (‘A timely reminder of the beauty of cultural diversity’ – The Daily Mail), we thought we’d further defy the lockdown and travel the globe alphabetically in search of exotic treats and exciting flavours. Afghanistan […]

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Tags: Afgan · Baking · Biscuits · Bread · Vegetarian

Potato stuffed flatbread – Kachaloo bolani

February 12th, 2021 · No Comments

These stuffed flatbreads are fairly substantial and so are traditionally simply served with yoghurt and/or chutney. However it had been a long and punishing trek up the Hindu Kush and by the time we made camp we were famished, so we ate ours accompanied by the braised aubergines below.

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Tags: Afgan · Bread · Main Course · vegan · Vegetarian

Braised aubergine with yoghurt dressing – Banjaan borani

February 12th, 2021 · No Comments

Having acquired a taste for lockdown travel we thought we’d take a relaxing last-minute weekend break to Afghanistan. Along with the Speedos, flip flops and factor 50, we packed Parwana – Recipes and stories from an Afgan kitchen – the latest addition to the culinary wing of the Yumblog library. Banjaan borani is the first […]

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Tags: Afgan · Main Course · Vegetarian · Yoghurt

Easy wholemeal bread (made with self-raising flour and lager)

February 7th, 2021 · 1 Comment

You’re very unlikely to have wholemeal self-raising flour unless, like us, you bought some by mistake. Worry not dear reader(s), the conventional white version will serve just as well.

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Tags: Baking · Beer · Bread · vegan · Vegetarian

Braised pointed cabbage with melted Emmental and crispy crumb topping

February 3rd, 2021 · No Comments

So after queueing for only ten hours at Passport Control, here we are back in Blighty (108,013 mainly avoidable Covid deaths and counting). We had filled our suitcases with all sorts of tasty European goodies gathered on our tour but regrettably, after negotiating the barbed wire and daisy cutters of no-man’s land, all were confiscated […]

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Tags: Main Course · Rosemary · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #26 – Spain

January 24th, 2021 · No Comments

Papas arrugadas, mojo colarado, mojo verde – Wrinkled potatoes with red and green sauces Boarding the train we have a long journey west through Italy and France to Spain, followed by a ferry trip out into the Atlantic ocean to the Canary Islands where this recipe originates. Santa Cruz, Sevilla, Spain.

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Tags: EU · Main Course · Tapas · vegan · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #24a – Slovenia

January 24th, 2021 · No Comments

Sauerkraut & bean stew – Slovenian Jota A short borderless drive south-west through Hungary we arrive in Slovenia, famished and in search of a hearty stew. With thanks to Louise for the tip, borne of many trips to her parents’ home country accompanied by Greg, the avowed eschewer of meat. The original Jota contains pork. […]

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Tags: EU · Main Course · vegan · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #25 – Greece

January 22nd, 2021 · No Comments

Lentil keftedes & dill yoghurt Sorry Greece, we didn’t forget you, just somewhere along the journey we forgot to write you up. And to add a dash of insult to injury, for authenticity we consulted that Athens-born Hellenic super chef, Jamie Oliver. Asos, Greece.

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Tags: EU · greek · Main Course · Vegetarian · Yoghurt

A celebration of Europe #22 – Romania

January 18th, 2021 · No Comments

Iahnie de fasole (Traditional bean stew) We had a long train journey today, travelling from Europe’s most westerly country to its most eastern. That said, the scenery was beautiful, the trains modern and punctual, and the buffet car well stocked with cheese toasties. I would take the description ‘stew’ with a pinch of salt (and […]

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Tags: EU · Main Course · vegan · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #20 – Poland

January 16th, 2021 · No Comments

Cheese and potato pierogi And so we reached Friday night, traditional domain of a trip to the pub, chips for the child and a couple of jars of finest pilsner for her and him. That was in the olden days. Now we make our own entertainment; following a conversation on our walk to see the […]

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Tags: cheese · EU · Main Course · pasta · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #16 – Lithuania

January 12th, 2021 · No Comments

Kepta duona – Fried bread with cheese To be fair this ridiculously simple starter/bar snack may not be the best showcase for Lithuanian cuisine but apparently it’s a national institution and turns out to be very tasty to boot. Lithuania is a developed country with an advanced, high-income economy, a very high Human Development Index, […]

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Tags: Bread · cheese · EU · Starter · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #15 – Latvia

January 12th, 2021 · No Comments

Skabenu zupa – Sorrel soup Obviously unless you have an allotment, sorrel is going to be a tricky ingredient to source. If this is the case, substitute with spinach and a squeeze of lemon juice. Latvia is a developed country with an advanced, high-income economy and ranks 39th in the Human Development Index. It performs […]

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Tags: EU · Main Course · Soup · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #14 – Italy

January 11th, 2021 · No Comments

Pizza Arguably an obvious choice. Undeniably a tasty one. There was mild panic when a trip to Sainsburys was met with an empty shelf where the Mozzarella should have been. Hopefully this was down to an oversight by the manager rather than a consequence of Brexit, but it is too dismal to speculate. On the […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · EU · Main Course · Pizza · vegan · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian · Vegetarian(ish)

A celebration of Europe #13 – Ireland

January 10th, 2021 · No Comments

Boxty (bacstaí) Friday evening was spent with our nearest EU neighbour, the Republic of Ireland. As a rule the week ends with a dinner which is quick and easy to make and has sufficient heft to soak up the evening’s drinking. Boxty ticks all those boxties. Bullock Harbour, Dalkey, Ireland

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Tags: Brunch · EU · Main Course · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #12 – Hungary

January 9th, 2021 · No Comments

Hungarian mushroom soup (Magyaros gombaleves) with Pinched Noodles (Csipetke) Bags packed, we’re off to Hungary for a bowl of noodled soup. For a relatively small country Hungary has many largest things: largest thermal water cave system and (second) largest thermal lake in the world, not forgetting the largest lake and largest natural grasslands in Europe. […]

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Tags: EU · Main Course · pasta · Soup · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #10 – France

January 7th, 2021 · No Comments

Galettes de pommes de terre (Grumbeerekiechle) au chevre chaud – Potato rosti topped with melted goat’s cheese What better way to start a new year than a visit to France, specifically the heavily German influenced region of Alsace. Colmar, Alsace, France.

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Tags: cheese · EU · Main Course · Tory cunts · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #9b – Finland

January 5th, 2021 · No Comments

Maatalon reikäleipä – ‘Farm hole bread’ And what better to soak up your Lohikeitto than this robust (and novelty shaped) rye bread. Putkilahti, Finland

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Tags: Baking · Bread · EU · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #8 – Estonia

January 5th, 2021 · No Comments

Seto Sibulapiirak – Seto onion pie Today we are eating pie in Estonia, a country in Northern Europe which borders the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Including more than 1,500 islands, its diverse terrain spans rocky beaches, old-growth forest and many lakes. Estonian citizens receive universal health care, free education and the longest paid […]

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Tags: Baking · Eggs · EU · Main Course · Pie · pie/pasty · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #7 – Denmark

January 4th, 2021 · No Comments

Spandauer – Custard crowns Denmark is a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. It’s linked to nearby Sweden via the Öresund bridge. Denmark is considered to be one of the most economically and socially developed countries in the world. The country ranks as having the world’s highest social mobility, a high level […]

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Tags: Baking · Breakfast · Brunch · Cake · Dessert · EU · food · Jam · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #6 – Czech Republic

January 2nd, 2021 · No Comments

Smažený sýr The challenge Yumblog faces as a vegetarian/fish/seafood blog, is that many countries in Project EU lean towards a meat-centric and essentially pig-based diet. Added to this, fish dishes from landlocked countries invariably feature carp – a best-avoided flaccid, grainy creature which tastes of mud and has a texture not dissimilar to tripe. On […]

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Tags: cheese · EU · Main Course · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #4b – Croatia

December 31st, 2020 · No Comments

Croatian lepinja To go with our Škampi na buzaru we made these delicious flatbreads. Unlike many of their ilk, these are baked in the oven rather than cooked on a griddle and the resulting puffs of bread are most pleasing. It’s an easy bread to make, imagine the joy of filling them with lunchtime morsels, […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · vegan · Vegetarian

A celebration of Europe #1 – Austria

December 29th, 2020 · No Comments

Spätzle We thought we’d end the year and start the new with a celebration of the 28 27 members of the European Union. Each day we’ll be serving a meal from a different EU member state, striving for the authentic and traditional and avoiding the cliched – and to make it unnecessarily complicated, doing it […]

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Tags: cheese · EU · Main Course · Uncategorized · Vegetarian

Laugeneck

December 29th, 2020 · No Comments

Along with the pretzel pre-injected with butter, the Laugeneck has been one of the more innovative baked-goods finds from our many visits to the bakeries of Berlin. This triangle of loveliness is essentially a cunning hybrid of croissant and pretzel, taking the chewy butteriness of the former and encasing it in the salty crunch of […]

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Tags: Baking · Bread · Breakfast · Brunch · german · Vegetarian

Tuscan cannellini bean & cavolo nero soup

July 1st, 2020 · No Comments

If you are the impulsive sort who starts cooking a dish before fully reading the method, and then 10 minutes before your planned meal time come across the instruction ‘marinade for a fortnight’, then please read the recipe below thoroughly as it contains not only ‘simmer for two hours‘ but also ‘soak overnight‘. That said, […]

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · vegan · Vegetarian

Cheese and Branston Pickle puffs

May 29th, 2020 · No Comments

As a rule I scroll past any sponsored content appearing in my Facebook timelime (unless of course it’s from Boots in which case I write an angry comment telling them to stop ripping off the NHS and pay their fucking taxes, or Dyson when I inform them Henrys are better, and pay their fucking taxes), […]

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Pie · pie/pasty · Snack · Vegetarian

Lettuce risotto

May 29th, 2020 · No Comments

When a succession of veg boxes leaves you with a cumulative glut of lettuces, you come to the realisation that there is only so much you can eat in traditional salad form, and cooking seems to be limited to braised side dishes, either solo or avec pois. But worry not dear reader(s) for there is […]

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Tags: Main Course · Rice · vegan · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

Parsnip, potato and apple soup

May 16th, 2020 · 3 Comments

We here at Yumblog Villas are always reluctant to post soups (upload, not mail) as they are so simple we fear you might be insulted dear reader(s) and flounce off in one of your famed over-dramatic strops. However, lockdown lends itself to the desire for something comforting and warming and besides we had all the […]

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Tags: Soup · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

Leek Carbonara

April 9th, 2020 · 4 Comments

As I had to line up outside the greengrocers in a long socially-spaced covid queue for over twenty minutes to buy, among other things, these three handsome leeks, I thought they should (in true Masterchef style) be made the ‘star of the dish’. This is a modified, and in my ‘umble opinion, much improved Jme […]

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Tags: Eggs · Main Course · pasta · Vegetarian

Marmite spirals

April 6th, 2020 · No Comments

Yumblog Junior rarely gets involved in the cooking process, preferring instead to be the slightly ungrateful and generally underwhelmed recipient of a parent-prepared meal. However pandemics, close proximity, home education and a lot of time to kill, means times are a changing and she’ll be sharing her parents’ enthusiasm for the kitchen whether she likes […]

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Tags: Biscuits · Kids · Snack · Vegetarian

Packaging-free Muesli

March 21st, 2020 · No Comments

This recipe, such as it is, is based on the ingredients listed on the side of a box of Aldi meusli – the no brand, no frills, no nonsense, no dessicated coconut, budget Swiss-style, German engineered breakfast of choice here at Yumblog Villas. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a lefty bubble like the […]

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Tags: Breakfast · vegan · Vegetarian

Kefir

February 10th, 2018 · 3 Comments

‘So what precisely is kefir?’ I don’t hear you ask. Well according to the top boffins here at Laboratoires Yumblog, kefir is a scientifically proven magic drink packed full of friendly bacteria so affable they’ll transform your stomach into a fragrant wonderland of probiotic loveliness. ‘Hmm, sounds interesting’ you quizzically reply, ‘but by what devilish […]

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Tags: Drink · Vegetarian · Yoghurt

Potato, Leek and Gruyère tart

January 17th, 2018 · No Comments

As the result of a Christmas spent in France hosted by, among others, Jean-Pierre the moustachioed turophile, we had pretty much vowed to stay away from cheese for long into the new year. That was until, in an idle moment, we happened across this tempting Potato, Leek and Gruyère tart from the ever reliable and […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Pie · pie/pasty · Side Dish · Starter · Vegetarian

Maalu Miris – Peppers stuffed with spicy potato in a coconut sauce

January 1st, 2018 · No Comments

Here’s wishing a ‘Happy New Year’ to all our lovely readers. In many ways 2017 wasn’t the best, but trust me 2018 is going to be great. The Tories will implode under the sheer weight of their incompetence, corruption and lies, Corbyn will march us joyfully towards a new Socialist dawn, Brexit will be cancelled, […]

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Tags: Main Course · Side Dish · Sri Lankan · vegan · Vegetarian

Pitta bread

August 25th, 2017 · No Comments

Take a shop bought pitta bread and make it lighter, fluffier, yeastier and generally breadier and you should get the general idea.

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Tags: Baking · Bread · greek · Snack · vegan · Vegetarian

Courgette & halloumi ‘falafels’ with spicy tomato salsa

August 24th, 2017 · No Comments

Thought it would be safer to put ‘falafels’ in inverted commas as the absence of chickpeas and the inclusion of halloumi, would probably leave us open to criticism from ‘The Guild of Master Falafel Makers‘ as well as purists, pedants, trolls, stupid people and no doubt the odd het up vegan. We here at Yumblog don’t […]

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Tags: Main Course · Side Dish · Snack · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian

Chana masala (chickpea curry)

July 19th, 2017 · No Comments

Consider the humble chickpea. Nutritious, ubiquitous, tasty, cheap, and as versatile as a 46-piece socket set. It can be stir-fried, casseroled, tagined, enstewed, devilled, saladated, hummouserised, soupified, and in this case, masalaed. If you’re contemplating doing something interesting with a tin of chickpeas this weekend, we here at Yumblog Villas urge you to give this […]

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Tags: Main Course · Vegan(ish) · Vegetarian · Yoghurt

Chilled courgette, pea & buttermilk soup

July 17th, 2017 · No Comments

By far the most prolific and rampant vegetable currently growing in the collective garden here at Yumblog Villas is the courgette. Some have become so pumped up they have started to hang around with the marrows. Two such swaggering beasts constituted the bulk of this refreshing, light yet substantial summer soup. I’ll suggest next year […]

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Kale Mallung

July 1st, 2017 · 4 Comments

Blimey, looking at the date of the Fondue below, it would appear we haven’t written a post for a year and a half. I would be inclined to feel guilt were it not for the troubling matter of the past 18 months, during which you dear reader(s) seem to have become crazed and in our […]

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Tags: Kale · Side Dish · Snack · vegan · Vegetarian