So it’s time to talk nutrition. Don’t worry, I’m not going to start writing recipes for flourless vegan paleo radish no-cheese cheesecake. I am, however, still concerned about what I put in my mouth and the effect it has on my mind and body. Even more so now I have two young kids. I want… Continue reading Sweet potato latkes, poached egg and tahini yogurt
During both of my pregnancies, I began to experience a little of what husband dearest must experience endure most days: MAJOR meat cravings. I’ve written before about the hubby’s love of red meat in my post Spinach and salmon pizza, and only once ‘with child’ did I really understand the allure of a great big hunk… Continue reading Marinated halloumi with herby giant couscous
As much as I’d love to have the time to shop exclusively at my local market, I’m a mere mortal with two kids, and the idea of making numerous trips every week to my local town centre with screaming munchkins in tow is enough to make the coolest of cucumbers rather stressed. So, I join… Continue reading Five ways to boss your supermarket shop, pennywise style.
I have an admission to make. Despite avidly reading recipes, and now indeed writing them myself, I rarely ever stick to one. I call it my creative spirit. I see cooking as an artistic expression of my personality, using a recipe as a scaffold and adding original embellishments to create the very best version of… Continue reading Super duper chocolate brownies
I won’t bother with the usual self indulgent preamble, let’s cut to the chase: crab isn’t necessarily the first ingredient you think of when planning a meal based on economy. I could tell what you were thinking. It may not be quite as luxurious as its crustacean cousin, lobster, but this rusty-red armoured beast still yields… Continue reading Super sophisticated crab linguine
All credit to my wonderful sister in law, Joanna, who provided the inspiration for this post. It’s well into what feels like summer, and as a true Brit, it feels almost obligatory to spend time outside whilst the sun is shining. You never know how long it will last, after all. Besides alternating between… Continue reading Five tips for the perfect pennywise picnic
Before I had kids, I used to take great pleasure in idling around my local town centre on market day. An hour or two could happily be spent browsing the bounty on offer. I’d contentedly saunter around the veg stalls, eyeing up the seasonal produce, spending time surveying and handling the treasures and chatting with… Continue reading Pan fried cod cheeks with caper and lemon butter