Thursday, 29 September 2011

Random Recipes - Magazines, Cuttings & Pull Outs

Great theme this month for Random Recipes - my stacks (and stacks and stacks) of foodie magazines go largely ignored in favour of cookbooks, recipes from the internet and my own head, so it's great to have an excuse to dig through the magazines for a change.

I randomly pulled a magazine out of a big shelf full of them and ended up with the March 2011 edition of Good Food Magazine - definitely my favourite of the food mags. This particular issue was familiar because I happened to be reading it in the bath and dropped it in, and rather than go out and buy a new copy, I spent about half an hour drying each individual page with a hairdryer. It looks like an absolute mess (I'll update this post with a photo tomorrow when it's bright again as the one I originally took seems to have vanished) but it's a particularly good issue with lots of budget recipes.

I opened it randomly and ended up at a page with recipes for main meals, but thought I could do without eating any more cake so I chose a recipe for lentil ragu. I made the whole batch (to serve 6) and hubby and I had some with pasta for dinner, and the following day I turned the leftovers into a veggie lasagne which was actually really nice. This is definitely a recipe I'll make again.

My version alongside the magazine version!

Recipe [url=]here[/url] on the Good Food website.

Apologies for terrible iPhone photos, the natural light had gone by the time dinner was ready!


  1. I think yours looks much more yummier than the official photo!

  2. what a lovely, heart, healthy recipe, you've been lucky with your randomness!... it does look yummy alongside the original photo, that's a great idea!... thanks for taking part and getting it to me in the nick of time!!

  3. Love lentils - done in any way shape or form, but especially love them in these colder months (not that it's the least bit cold at the moment).

  4. I've made this a couple of times! i sometimes have the leftovers spooned over baked potatoes! :)

  5. Teehee - so pleased to know I am not the only one who reads Good Food in the bath, and yes I've dropped more than one copy in the water before now too lol. I've actually had this recipe book marked since the issue came out so I'm pleased you have given it a thumbs up.

  6. My copies of Good Food tend to get read in the bath, so I have a lot of copies that look a bit worse for wear! That recipe looks lovely, just the kind of thing I love to make for dinner.


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