Recipe: Extra cheesy cauliflower cheese


Ramblings, Recipe

Here’s a statement that will surprise absolutely no one: I really love cheese. I will take the good stuff any which way I can get it and in all varieties, but I’m a sucker for using it in a really fattening cauliflower cheese. It’s comforting, hearty and down right delicious. The recipe I’ve popped together […]

November 13, 2018

Recipe: Pip’s Saucy Chilli


Ramblings, Recipe

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it this week, but I love Pip’s Hot Sauce. Made here in Birmingham, there’s a few variations of the hot sauce now, but I remain a firm fan of the original Super Hot recipe. It’s tasty, tangy and multilayered with chilli and spices, making it ideal for cooking with […]

November 11, 2018

Recipe: Spinach Tarka Dhal


Recipe

I haven’t shared any home cooking for a while, mainly because I’ve been out more than the cat over the last few months. I’ve been eating and drinking out pretty much constantly since we got married in October, but now it’s January (and my clothes no longer fit me) I thought I’d make an effort […]

January 5, 2018

Baked aubergines with pesto and chorizo courgetti 


Recipe

I like aubergines a lot, but I must confess that aside from throwing them diced up in a veggie curry I hardly cook with them at home. When I was doing the food shopping last week I decided on a whim to add a couple of aubergines to my basket, although I wasn’t exactly sure […]

June 13, 2017

Energy-boosting breakfast smoothie


Recipe

Confession: I’ve had a heavy couple of weeks *starts the violins* Between my birthday, friend’s birthdays, even my dad’s birthday, I seem to have spent most of the last fortnight either eating or drinking –  and I can’t say that any of the things that have passed my lips could be considered particularly healthy.  With […]

May 15, 2017

7 hour chicken madras


Recipe

One thing you know about me, if you’ve ever met me in real life, is that I absolutely love Indian food; more specifically I like spicy Indian food.  Before I met my dear fiance and I was a single lady, my idea of a great night wasn’t going on dates to posh restaurants, but ordering […]

May 8, 2017

Chicken and vegetable gyoza


Recipe

Like most people I am a big fan of Wagamama, but it is an expensive way to eat Japanese-style food if, like me, you love all the side dishes. When I visit the restaurant the one thing I cannot resist ordering is the chicken gyoza.  These little dumplings are packed full of flavour and have […]

April 22, 2017

Spanish chicken stew


Recipe

There are certain go-to meals that every household has and in ours it’s Spanish chicken stew. Super easy and quick to make, this one pot dish is a firm favourite of my other half and something I learned from my mum – who isn’t that big on cooking but loves a simple mediterranean style feast […]

April 13, 2017

Crustless bacon and vegetable quiche


Recipe

Sometimes I like to eat healthy food. Sometimes I like to eat healthy food that tastes like it’s probably bad for you; fake fatty food, I call it.  When you’re trying to be a bit more healthy it can be hard to choose lunches – especially ones on the go. You need something that can […]

April 10, 2017

Chilli crab linguini  


Recipe

Hands up who loves pasta.. *watches every arm in the Western World spring up* Of course you do! It’s comforting, super-filling and is (usually) ridiculously easy to cook. Granted, without lashings of a tasty sauce your humble spaghetti doesn’t exactly ring all the taste alarms BUT I’ve recently been shown an easy way to get […]

March 10, 2017

Feta & scrambled egg stuffed ‘shrooms


Recipe

You know that feeling when… you’re aware it’s a few days before the food shopping is due and, rather than having planned meals ready to go in the fridge, you’re left staring at random wilting ingredients hoping your imagination will take over and create something wonderful.. yeah, welcome to my world today. With all the […]

February 22, 2017