Fakeaway – Vegetable and chickpea ‘curry’

  This post is for those evenings where you’d love a takeaway but you’ve overspent on the bank holiday weekends/ Easter / general life. 🙂 The weather of late has been pretty stunning in my part of the world. Then all of a sudden one evening it went cold again, like turning back the clock!…

Creative tacos

Old El Paso tacos for me are a great Friday or Saturday night meal. When you know you shouldn’t have a takeaway but you want something fun to eat. Obviously you can eat them on any day of the week, but I think part of the fun is the build your own style and the…

Meatless ‘meat’ balls or falafel.

My plan this week was to make some lunches for work, I had meatballs in my head, obviously veggie ones, but I thought that would be nice with a lovey sauce and either couscous, rice or pasta midweek. However time ran away with me, I blame training for the half, and I made these part…

How do you like your eggs in the morning?

This weekend I went for a Sunday morning run with a few other neighbours, which was nice! I find it’s good to go as a group, when you can as it can motivate you to go faster, or help you pace yourself at the start of the run. Once I was back in the house…

Caramelised fennel and onion.

This one is super simple. A good start to my new year resolution of getting back to blogging! 1 large fennel bulb or 2 small ones,  (if like me you ended up picking something up and the not so amazing supermarket down the road…) 1 large onion, to equal the fennel Tablespoon of water Tablespoon…

Cod Cakes in tomato sauce

I saw this fishcake alternative in Yotam Ottolenghis’ Jerusalem book. To me it looked like a the sort of dish that you would expect to be served to a large family. It sounded both healthy and hearty and suitable for a weekend dinner, which I made in April. This dish would be a good one…

Chicken with caramelized onion and cardamom rice

This dish is definitely for those of you wanting to serve up a comforting dish to your friends and family, especially as it’s been so unusually cold and now, although now it is perhaps warmer, we appear to be stuck with our friend the rain! This one pot dish can be had on its own…

îles flottantes – Guest post

I would like to say a big thank you to Tony who supplied this guest blog to me at the start of the month. It’s been a manic month but this might give some of you an inspiration for an Easter dessert. Over to Tony: This is a classic French dessert and one of my…

I do love a curry… Sea Bream

So Valentines night… What did you do this year? If the V word hadn’t already irritated you by Thursday night then I’ll let you into a casual secret meal that we made for Thursday 14th Feb 2013. A takeaway was tempting, but I had received a great cook book at Christmas from my boyfriend, so…