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I am quite into tomatoes. I love that there are so many varieties, colours, and tastes. Tomatoes are versatile and can be consumed raw or cooked, hot or cold. In my book, that's pretty amazing. Yesterday, I got a bunch of vine tomatoes which I used to make a chunky chorizo and spinach soup.
2018 is the year where I’m aiming to eat less meat for health and environmental reasons. There is a wealth of literature about the benefits of eating less meat to your body and the world (one of my favourites being Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer), so I won’t get into that here.
It's May, and it's still pretty cold in the UK. As if I needed an excuse to have comfort food for dinner... Anyway we had these beautiful sausages in the fridge and I thought it would be nice to make a little Catherine wheel sausage out of it. I took inspiration from Jamie Oliver's 30-minute meals. Not all meals take 30 minutes, but this is probably one that does! I love this book and I think all amateur cooks should have it in their (cook)bookshelf! I think he's got a slightly different apple salad to go with the sausages, and possibly mash instead of new potatoes. However, as I love texture and spice I felt like I had to make crispy potatoes (ultimate comfort if you ask me), and toss the crisp, sweet apple with peppery wild rocket.
Now before you get stroppy with me, I've been off the site forever as the PhD has taken over my life. Sorry about that, let's move on.
Thankfully, my lovely pal Tamara (instagram: @tamarapiranha - seriously nip over there now, her poetry and art are brilliant) asked me to send her my go-to meatball recipe that I've developed since my undergrad years. It's one of the first dishes I got creative with and I think it's pretty easy (and easy to eat hahaha). OK so I actually don't have photos of this dish, oops, but what I do have is a short clip of the finished product (thanks Boomerang) which you will see, if you keep reading... promise it's worth it!
To usher in the first #meatfreemonday of February 2017, I wanted to make something fresh yet 'meaty'; comforting yet light. As such I've decided to make a veggie spaghetti Bolognese, a dinner that's bound to become a staple in your home. This recipe serves approximately 5 (large pasta bowls are needed for this), and keeps well frozen for about 4 weeks.
Happy happy happy New Year, everyone! Here is a quick and easy chopped salad that can be eaten on its own, with warm pita bread, or paired with grilled chicken or any white fish (for those not going meat free). I think after all the Christmas festivities this is a good way to get back into the grind without exerting too much effort...
You know when you've got more leftover veg than you know what to do with? Yeah, I often have days like that - cooking for one can be quite challenging! It is in these moments that I find myself most creative. A few weeks back I ended up with two large peppers and around three large vine tomatoes, and I thought to myself, why not roast them, and use it in soup or pasta? So off I went and chucked a load of veg together...
Why hello there! I've just come back from a brilliant holiday in Canada, and I thought, what better way to return to the grind by sharing a #meatfreemonday recipe? A few weeks ago (when it was still warm and sunny) I put together a Mexican inspired salad, which is super simple and easy to personalise! It is also quite therapeutic to make as there’s quite a bit of chopping, slicing and dicing, and mixing involved.
Gosh I would make a horrendous comedian.
To be fair I have missed eating hummus as I haven't had it for months! Hummus is one of my all-time favourites and I have it with pretty much anything that I think might go well with it. This recipe is one of my oldest, which I think dates back to my undergraduate days in sunny Sydney, and I am delighted to be sharing it with you! The key here is to have really nice lemons, tahini and the highest grade of olive oil possible.