Recipes

From weeds to delicious food: dandelion jelly

From weeds to delicious food: dandelion jelly

I often wonder who decides which plants are weeds – it seems an almost cruel judgment, especially when you can go from weeds to delicious food in little time. Like homemade dandelion and apple jelly, for example. Dandelions are one of the first Springtime foods […]

“Adios food guilt – hola fajita bake”

“Adios food guilt – hola fajita bake”

I’ve been thinking today about health, body image and food which is where this post title “Adios food guilt – hola fajita bake” stems from. I realise that I am not keen on emotional labels like cheat meal, food sins etc. They may work for […]

Bread as easy as 1-2-3

Bread as easy as 1-2-3

If you love eating bread – as most people do – and are looking to bake your own, try this: a soda bread as easy as 1-2-3. Baking bread is central to so many cultures and a staple that few people would want to do […]

Quick & easy: a simple sauce recipe

Quick & easy: a simple sauce recipe

Sometimes all we need is a simple recipe for a kitchen basic and this quick & easy white sauce ticks all the boxes. I love how versatile this white sauce is! It is suitable for non-vegans and vegans alike, it can be turned into the […]

It’s beginning to look a lot like…an easy mince pie recipe

It’s beginning to look a lot like…an easy mince pie recipe

Well yes, it is beginning to look at lot like Christmas and, courtesy of this easy mince pie recipe, the aroma of these freshly baked goodies wafting through the house also makes it smell like Christmas. When I first arrived in the UK I was […]

From waste to wow: banana bread

From waste to wow: banana bread

Having a bunch of spotted-skinned bananas sitting in my fruit bowl is definitely not a sight I cringe at: for me it is the thumbs-up for turning this bendy fruit from waste to wow: enter the world of banana bread. Now, the name in my […]

Summertime sweetcorn

Summertime sweetcorn

When my Riverford organic vegetable delivery arrived I was thrilled to spy three perfectly golden sweetcorn: summertime right there in my box. Wrapped in nature’s best packaging aka leaves with a tuft of what looked like wild hair on top, these fabulous parcels were destined […]

Easy midweek supper

Easy midweek supper

Getting inspiration from cuisines from across the world is fabulous. It means that you can end up with a super tasty midweek supper like rice and beans. In Costa Rica, gallo pinto is a staple dish. But since I have never been there or tasted […]