Thursday, 14 July 2011


I love eating out of bowls...actually, I rather eat out of a bowl....even with a fork and knife! Weird, I know! The problem is...the bowls I have...just aren't big enough! Seriously, they aren't....I need some largish shallow bowls...I'm on a mission now to find some.

Yesterday I made a perfect bowl meal...Denis Cotter's Crushed New Potatoes with Courgettes, Cherry Tomatoes and Broad Beans.  Like most of the recipes I've made from For the Love of Food the ingredient list is long, and I used two pots and one large pan...a true labour of love (for food!).

The new potatoes are crushed with melted butter and sauteed spring onions (yum in its own right) and then topped with a sort of summer stew. For the veggies (which are also delicious in their own right...maybe over couscous? maybe served with fish?...) sautee thinly sliced courgettes in a couple of Tbsp olive oil for a few minutes until they start to look soft, then add in a sliced red onion, handful of cherry tomatoes cut in half and a few cloves of garlic thinly sliced...sautee it all for a few mins longer until soft and tomatoes are breaking down...add in 1/2 a cup or so of water and some chopped basil and let stew...then put it all together and devour!


  1. Hey - I'm a bowl eater too. We have pasta bowls as part of our Denby dinner set we got as wedding presents and I will generally eat most thing out of those. But then, the best dishes are ones which suit bowls - pastas, stews, soups, etc..
    This looks a very healthy and yummy dish. Have to say, I love things that can be haphazardly crushed like these potatoes and not have to be delicately presented.

  2. I know what you mean I love bowls they are perfect for anything with a sauce or juice, etc.
    I think the potatoes and vegetables would be wonderful with fish.

  3. This looks delicious and healthy. I love bowl meals, too. I don't like having to cook 2 or 3 separate things, I like it all in one pot. There's something primally satisfying about a meal in a bowl. I'll have to try this.
    Good luck with your bowl search.

  4. Your entree looks fantastic! And I could go for a bowl of it right now!

    Check out this link for bowls!


  5. I love eating out of bowls too... rice, noodles, pasta, etc. Lovely dish... very nourishing.

  6. yes -- i agree -- you need bigger bowls for pastas, curries, magic ball soup, etc....
    looks like ANOTHER yummy dish to try !!!


  7. i also like things all in one pot (: and i like eating with a spoon and a fork. it's one thing about moving to london that bugs me, how everyone eats with a knife and a fork even when there's all that delicious sauce to scoop up.

  8. Hi Victoria,

    I hope you don’t mind me posting this
    but we’re looking for entries to the To-Tuscany Foodie Blogger Competition:

    I love your savoury dish and you could even make some bowl based fare for the competition.

    There's a chance to win a week in a Tuscany Villa and £150 towards flights if you have the time to enter. Plus there's also a runners up prize draw for everyone who enters!

    All you have to do is follow the guidelines on the competition page.

    Please feel free to email for more information.

    Good luck and happy cooking!