On Friday night we had no plans for our weekend, except to get my poorly car to a garage for starter motor surgery...oh, adulting...you suck... Somehow, by 11am on Saturday the car was in the garage, I was booked on to a three hour ashtanga yoga workshop (ooooof...my shoulders!), Andy was cycling to a bonfire … Continue reading Hello, social life: a recipe triple whammy for an unexpectedly busy Sunday.
We all know it. We've known it for years of course, but it was difficult to ignore the news last week about the impact that meat-eating is having on the environment. The advice is that we should reduce the amount of red meat that we eat to once a week, lest we find ourselves hurtling … Continue reading Apocalypse-Averting Veggie Bolognese
I've had this recipe knocking about for years. Its a slightly pimped up version of Jack Monroe's Mumma Jack's Chilli. (And if you haven't come across Jack, firstly - where have you been? And secondly, go and check them out at http://www.cookingonabootstrap.com) A couple of years ago my (almost) entire family, or as we like … Continue reading For Mum: Feed a Crowd Might-be-Vegan, is-definitely-Veggie Chilli
This is a recipe inspired by Jack Monroe over at http://www.cookingonabootstrap.com. Jack is one of my foodie inspirations. I bought their book for my sister when she started at university because I reckon it's as good as any student cookbook out there. Jack is also a massive campaigner against poverty and LGBT rights and all … Continue reading I’m not Ottolenghi, but: Farinata Pizza
When I'm feeling a bit rubbishy I want a bowl full of something bright to look at, fragrant to smell and bursting with bold flavours to taste. And if it's chock full of veg and low fat protein then that's a bonus. There is one meal that ticks all those boxes: A Bowlful of Dreams. … Continue reading A Bowlful of Dreams: Sweet Potato, Lentil and Spinach Dhal
The humble onion. Sitting in the background. Starting off every recipe but never given any credit. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Well, NO MORE. This is a recipe that makes the humble onion a star. A gorgeous, sticky, sweet star, nestled next to its supporting cast: a soft, salty Stilton and crumbly, buttery puff … Continue reading Worth-the-Tears Caramelised Red Onion and Stilton Tart
So I was going to post all of these with photos. But it seems my SD card is corrupted...GAH!...I'm just posting the recipes for now and am setting about either rescuing the SD card, or just cooking everything again to photograph it. So watch this space. So this post does not contain any new recipes. … Continue reading The step-by-step guide to making a Roast Chicken Dinner to Impress Your Mum and still have time to put on some make up and hoover the flat…