Fennel a la Grecque. A recipe from Greece.

Fennel a la Grecque | A Life (Time) of Cooking | side dish | Vegetarian Fennel is delicious raw, but sometimes I love to cook it too. Here is an easy dish, a gentle dish, full of gentle flavours.

You may like to read this post as well — it explains the difference between fennels:

and this one that describes the “a la Greque” cooking method.

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Carrot and Roasted Tomato Soup. A quick recipe.

Carrot and Roasted Tomato Soup | A Life (Time) of Cooking | Soup | Vegetarian Continuing our recent theme of carrots, today we have a quick soup taking only around 30 minutes to cook.

A Note on the Recipe

I love to use roasted tomatoes or charred tomatoes as much as I can. They have a sweet intense charry flavour that I really enjoy. I often make a large tray full and keep them in the fridge to use in various ways.

But if you don’t have roasted tomatoes on hand, just use a tin of whole or diced tomatoes instead. This makes it a very quick soup.

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Hot Roasted Carrot Salad

Hot Carrot Salad | A Life (Time) of Cooking | Side Dish | Vegetarian

A little while ago I mentioned that roasted sliced carrots made ahead of time and stored in the fridge were versatile and can be converted into salads, soups, purees, dips and nibbles.

Here is another use for them. A delicious hot carrot salad or side dish, that takes hardly any time to prepare.

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Spicy Carrot Side Dish

Spicy Carrot Side Dish | A Life (Time) of Cooking | Side Dish | Vegetarian

Yesterday I posted a yummy North African Carrot Dip, but what I didn’t tell you is that you can use the same ingredients to make a lovely side dish for any meal.

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Spicy Moroccan Carrot Dip

North African Carrot Dip | A Life (Time) of Cooking | Dip | Vegetarian This is a dip from the North of Africa, delicious as part of tapas or a mezze plate. It can also be thinned slightly and used as a mash as part of a main meal. Wonderful as part of a vegetarian BBQ. Use as a dip with Turkish or Pita bread, even Olive bread.

This is a recipe that we have been making for a decade or more!

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Tomato/Thakkali Kurma, Korma or Kuzhambu. A recipe using Roasted Tomatoes

  Tomato Kurma/Thakkali Kurma | Indian | Soup | Vegetarian | A Life (Time) of Cooking

You say tomato and I say tomay-to

You say kurma and I say korma, you say kuzhambu and I say gravy or soup or curry. This dish is popular and even with the precision of the naming of dishes in India, I have found this recipe under several different names.

Never mind, it is dee-licious.

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