So popular have Ian’s dishes been that last month we asked him to share one of his favourite recipes, a lentil stew, with our readers, as well as offering up a set of handy kitchen tips, such as why it’s a good idea to grill your cheese and crackers and peel your ginger with a spoon.
The response was so positive we’ve gone back to him for more – and he was only too happy to oblige. But this time we’ve doubled the helpings, so you definitely won’t go hungry.
Regarding the new selections, Ian explains: “The hummus I picked because it’s simple and it’s cheaper than buying it. The reason I came up with that is to alleviate putting tahini in.
“I love garlic and my own version would have about five cloves in it but that would be too much for most people!
“The courgette dish I chose because it’s easier to do something with vegetables as anyone can eat it, that’s why I did the lentil stew last time too. It’s either a good side or a good veggie dish on its own.
“For such a simple dish you can get a lot of enjoyment out of it. Courgettes are very underrated.