When it comes to easy and nutritious food, you can’t go wrong when choosing an egg. They can be cooked in minutes and provide protein aplenty, minerals such as selenium, iron and zinc, as well as various B vitamins. Eggs are, without a doubt, also one of the tastiest things on the planet. Who doesn’t… Continue reading Smoky Turkish eggs (Cilbir)
I can’t let the start of 2019 slip by without taking the opportunity to talk about “veganuary”. If you’re unsure what this etymological mash up means, where have you been? It’s a pretty easy concept to work out (or is that just cause I’m an English teacher and love word-play?). Veganuary, the fashionable craze of… Continue reading Plant based food: why I’m embracing a flexi-approach
If you’re trialling veganuary you better look away now. Whilst even I have to admit that the predictable Christmas fare of cheese, paté, rich fruit cake and heavy roast dinners does get a teeny bit too much, I have faaaaar too many foodie delights to use up at the beginning of the year to make… Continue reading January mince pie fridge cake.
Let’s cut to the chase: Christmas is not the most pennywise time of year for even the most frugally conscientious amongst us. There’s something about this time of year which demands a generous spirit, which, if you’re not rolling in cash (or just by nature a bit of a scrooge) can be a little challenging.… Continue reading Four tips for a pennywise Christmas
Despite a dalliance with fussiness in my childhood (apparently in 1988 I spent the year only eating edam cheese and green grapes), I take great pride in the fact that I am literally the world’s least picky eater. When I say ‘least picky’, I in no way mean “un-discerning”. No foodie wants to be thought… Continue reading Roast partridge with red wine and sticky onions.
Besides a penchant for ice cream sundaes (a not-so-secret weekly indulgence weekly when hubby is out), my go-to sweet treat is without a doubt something chocolatey. Actually, strike that. My go to food is ANYTHING chocolate based. I get through mounds of the good stuff. Pretty much every week I make something chocolate themed. Gooey brownies,… Continue reading The Great British Chocolate Taste Test.
My favourite cuisine changes as often as Radio 4 mentions the word Brexit. One day I’m dreaming of the musky, heady flavours of the Middle East, the next I’m craving the zesty freshness of fragrant Thai dishes. Last week I had a thing for Scandinavian flavours (creamy meatballs, sooooo good), whereas this week I’m all… Continue reading Apple pie baklava