Spicy Salt & Pepper Bean Sprouts with Sesame Noodles

It’s Tuesday lunchtime, I’m craving something naughty but know I should have something nice. One of life’s biggest hardships, why am I drawn to everything that’s bad for me? I’m a fan of BIG flavours, something robust and tantalising. That’s why my go-to food nearly always hails from Asia. The fragrant spices, the umami depths,…

Pickling

Vibrant colours, crisp textures and sharp flavours. Pickles are the tits. They’ll transform many dishes into beautiful works of art. Like Picasso on a plate, a real feast for your eyes. I’ve chosen two of my favourite things to pickle – chillies and turnips, but there are so many other beautiful veggies to choose from…

Roasted Garlic and Rosemary Focaccia

I’m new to the bread baking world, it requires patience. Something I lack but am trying to work on. With everything being ready at the drop of a hat (or click of a button) it’s easy to forget that things take time. I want to step back and enjoy the process of hard work again,…

Spanish Chicken

Here’s a cheeky little recipe for a dish so tasty you’ll experience an on-the-spot foodgasm. This one pot wonder is packed full of piquant flavours and vibrant colours. Super easy to make, it’s a thow-it-in kind of job. Even the most lacklustre of cooks can rustle this up and make it look (and taste) delicious as…

Parmesan & Black Pepper Polenta Crisps

Snacks are my main love, sorry Russ (my long-suffering boyfriend). If I could, I would happily graze all day long. Savoury beats sweet hands down, in my opinion. But I tend to find that there are limited healthy savoury options that you actually want to eat! Rice cakes, celery, carrot sticks… all bland and boring….

Quick & Easy Calamari

My love affair with calamari started at a young age. I must have been 6 years old when I hovered by the food table at a party (best place to be, duh!). I reached out and helped myself to an onion ring. I bit down into the crunchy batter waiting for that sweet, soft onion…

Cheesy Mini Peppers & Braised ChorizoΒ 

For a food lover the ultimate way to dine has to be tapas style… a little bit of this, a little bit of that. It’s what dreams are made of. Seeing as I’m a greedy bitch, multiple small meals are how I live my life. Whether they’re full of greens or full of cheese, I’m…

Spicy Lime & Coriander Ramen

If I had to eat just one meal for the rest of my life it would undoubtedly be ramen. A rich broth, spicy seasoning, silky noodles topped with plenty of beautiful treats. This is a very simple version – my weekday lunch. I’m still going strong with my meat-free weekday meals and I’m enjoying the…

Crepe Cake with Coffee Frosting & Boozy Chocolate Sauce

It’s Shrove Tuesday.. a much-loved day for pancake enthusiasts, young and old. I have some of the best memories of pancake day as a child. Rushing home after school to have crepes for tea, devouring them one after another until falling into a deep sugar coma and almost vomiting them back up again. Mmmm.. thanks,…

Coconut Dal and Saag Aloo

Feast your eyes upon this veggie delight! Not a carcass in sight, for a change. I try to avoid eating meat during the week for various reasons. It saves money, it has major health benefits and it makes me feel a little better about the killing and eating of innocent creatures. As a major animal…

Chocolate Torte

With Valentine’s Day coming up next week here’s a perfect recipe for you. If you’re in a relationship make this decadent dessert for your loved one. If you’re single then hey, you win and get it all to yourself.. no strings attached. So, Valentine’s Day.. a bullshit, commercially repulsive day created to line the pockets…

BBQ Brisket

Last year my boyfriend and I went on a little road trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles then on to Las Vegas. It was the first time I’d visited America and fell in love instantly. The people, the buildings, the food… all larger than life. I think I must have put on a zillion…