Beetroot and orange cake with cream cheese frosting

Unlike many foodies of similarly frugal inclination, I am not particularly green fingered. Our meagre veg patch doesn’t actually host any vegetables, but contains a few strawberry plants (of which we harvest a few handfuls each summer), a thornless blackberry (gifted by a neighbour) and some woody herbs which are more than a little outta… Continue reading Beetroot and orange cake with cream cheese frosting

Three Super-Spicy recipes

I LOVE spice, unlike my chilli phobic, flavour dodging husband. I usually tone down the heat for his timid tastebuds, or (rather annoyingly) make two versions of the same meal, his with a miniscule amount of spice, mine with a more ‘sizeable’ helping. So when Spice Kitchen UK sent me a selection of spice mixes… Continue reading Three Super-Spicy recipes

Sweet potato latkes, poached egg and tahini yogurt

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

Marinated halloumi with herby giant couscous

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

Five ways to boss your supermarket shop, pennywise style.

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.