I have been trying to make an effort to cook my meat eating boyfriend some dinners that were less lentil and cous cous based more man food. He was going through a rough patch and food is how I try to spoil people so we are chickpea free for a short window of time.

However slow cooking lamb for 3 hours makes him happy but doesn’t do much for his vegitarian girlfriend!ImageThis is where the glorious Joy the Baker came in. first of all she is hilarious and I blame her hilarity for all the time I spend not studying and browsing her blog. She also makes these mean hearty veg meals that could be mistaken for manly meat dishes. So I took a leaf out of her book and made this http://joythebaker.com/2011/11/caramelized-mushrooms-and-dumplings/.

wow just wow!

It was great it had biscuits (savoury scones type of deal) which I am a big fan of since having had them at North American thanksgiving dinners. Now these delicious chive biscuits got put on a stew and made the yummiest meal. Tom and I went back for unecessary seconds until our stomachs were unbareably full.

Now we started with the biscuits. I knew that if I started this meal when I got home form yoga at 6 we wouldn’t be eating until 9. So this was started early in the morning and sat waiting in the fridge till I got home.Image

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Once I was home I got to work on the stew with sweet potatoes, carrots, caramelised red onions, rosemary and gravy and it started to look like this…(see above link for Joy’s recipe)

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In the oven it went. Mine took longer than joy said, about 35 minutes but it was well worth the wait

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