A proper traditional dinner? On a school night? Beef and ale slow cooker extravaganza 

So, I may have mentioned that my husband is slowly turning himself into a beefcake. And in order to do this the man needs meat, apparently.  Unfortunately we both work full time and between work, the gym, volunteering, Church and a newfound passion for Lindyhopping the amount of time available for cooking beefcake appropriate foodage … Continue reading A proper traditional dinner? On a school night? Beef and ale slow cooker extravaganza 

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-chicken (and quinoa) soup

So Hubs has been on a bit of a fitness drive since January, (and I am super proud of him for it!) which has required something of a rethink of how and what we eat. Suddenly we're thinking about macros and measuring protein. So anyway, we realised that lunches needed a bit of a revamp. … Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-ch-chicken (and quinoa) soup

Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa: Sweet Potato and Cashew Nut Falafels

I love food.  I love music.  I also love food that reminds me of music.  And I really love food that reminds me of very silly lines in music.  Which means that I really love falafel because it make me want to sing Talking Head's Pscychokiller, the delights of which can be observed here.  If … Continue reading Fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa fa: Sweet Potato and Cashew Nut Falafels

Bright and Beautiful: Pasta and Green Things

Sorry I've been away for a while.  I am back now with a recipe that is so easy it's probably a bit cheeky to call it an actual recipe!  But here we are. So this is what we had for dinner tonight.  We'd had a bit of a hefty weekend.  Friday evening began with cider … Continue reading Bright and Beautiful: Pasta and Green Things

I’m not Ottolenghi, but: Farinata Pizza

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

A recipe with unexpected Dr Who References: Fancy (not actually Fancy) Salmon, Pea and Lemon Risotto

Sometimes risotto is a way to use up stuff in the fridge, thrown together with a prayer that it will all be ok.  Sometimes risotto is a carefully planned showstopping, lovingly made with expensive ingredients that are marinaded and slow-roasted for ages before the final dish is ready.  And sometimes a risotto actually fits in … Continue reading A recipe with unexpected Dr Who References: Fancy (not actually Fancy) Salmon, Pea and Lemon Risotto

Breakfast for Dinner: Shakshuka

I fear I may be wading into choppy political waters by claiming that this traditional breakfast dish originates from any one place.  And I don't want to do that.  It comes from somewhere in the Middle East.  And I will say no more about its origins. I will however, tell you all about the flavours … Continue reading Breakfast for Dinner: Shakshuka