Autumn is here, with its mulled coloured leaves and mulchy woodland walks. Sun kissed tree tops and chilly darkened nights. Open fires to warm your toes……
And then there’s Halloween, pumpkin carving and comfort food galore.
After 3 Months of continuous migraines, a dry socket due to a tooth extraction and very low mental health, comfort food has been just the ticket. When you’re feeling low, you need food that puts its arms around you, hugs you tight and makes you feel warm and satisfied.
This was so delicious and super easy. I love roasting veg, you literally chuck everything in a roasting pan, cook for 30 mins and voila…..a meal in itself or as an accompaniment. Perfect. I puréed this and stuffed an aubergine with it, then drizzled chilli oil over it. ”Twas a taste sensation.
3 tbsp coconut oil
1 head of a cauliflower (in small flourettes)
1 large red pepper
1 large red onion
1 large aubergine
1 large courgette
3 tsp paprika ( or enough to coat veg)
3 tsp chilli flakes
2 tsp cinnamon
Plenty of salt and pepper
Put your coconut oil into a deep roasting dish and pop into a preheated oven (200 fan asst) Roughly chop all of your veg and then add to the melted oil. Coat the veg in the spices and season well.
Once cooked, blitz in a blender and add a bit of chilli oil and some chilli flakes. It works as a dip, filling or even a spread.
And if you don’t want it blended, leave it rustic and have it with some harissa spiced mackerel ⬇️
Keep a look out for more warming recipes. Happy Thursday to you all Cxx