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Spicy beef with chickpeas, radish and tomato stir-fry

We are constantly trying to have a low-carb, zero-grain lunch. This means that all varieties of rice and wheat are out, and we keep searching for ways to make this meal more interesting. Its usually soups or salads, but sometimes, you want some hot food, and a quick stir-fry is usually the answer. This is a light yet filling lunch that I quickly threw together the other day. The chickpeas have a Moroccan flavour to them, which is complemented by the indian flavourings in the beef.

Serves 2

Beef with chickpea & radish stir fry

Beef with chickpeas, radish & cherry tomato stir fry

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Roasted radish, spring onion and orange salad

One day, while browsing around random food-related sites, I came across a very intriguing recipe for a warm salad of roasted radishes and spring onions (here). I’ve always had radishes either raw, or cooked in indian stews & curries. I’ve never roasted them. And the photos looks so tempting. I had a bunch of French radishes knocking about in the fridge so I thought I’d give this a go at some point. I had got an orange as part of my ingredient swap a week or so ago, when I met up with some great people from the Chef At Large group, and I wanted to make something unusual and unique from that too.

And so, I ended up with this lovely warm salad. I must admit that the taste was a fair bit different to anything I had ever had as a salad, but it was nice. I loved the roasted radishes and will definitely do this again when I see a nice fresh bunch in the market.

Roasted radish, spring onion and orange salad

Roasted radish, spring onion and orange salad

Roasted radish, spring onion and orange salad

Roasted radish, spring onion and orange salad

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