Coconutty Curry

These days my Sunday night pre-prepped dinners are rather samey, usually involving simply a range of stir fried veg (aubergine, spinach, bean sprouts..) with halloumi, fried egg and lashings of soy sauce. This week I branched out a little, feeling something slightly sweeter & hotter. Sweat onions, garlic, chills, ginger in cumin, turmeric (lots) S&P,…

Chinese foodie adventures

Here are a sample of the best foods I had through travels in Nanjing, Beijing and Shanghai. My favourites from this lot would certainly be the garlic cray fish, they were incredibly fresh but so messy! You were given plastic gloves to eat them with. Also the plum steamed buns, which I shall long for…

Aubergine and Rainbow Trout

The Aubergine cooking was inspired by a recent trip to Nanjing where it is widely found in restaurants. Could be the best vegetable dish I’ve ever had. 1/2 Aubergine, 1/4 Sweet potato, Frozen Fillet of Rainbow Trout, a pepper?, 2 Garlic Cloves, S&P, Paprika, Mix Herbs, Butter, Olive Oil, Parmesan Finely chop the garlic cloves…

Mega-Salad

This is such a nourishing lunch and tastes explosive. Salad: Cucumber, Beetroot, Onion, Spinach, Radish, Red Cabbage, Can of Chickpeas, Walnuts, Parmesan, Seed mix, any other desired salady stuff (feta might work a treat) Dressing: Olive oil, Yellow Mustard, Cider Vinegar, Rosemary, S&P, Lemon Juice all shaken together in a large bottle   Chop into…

Porridge Lite

A lighter version of my usual porridge for lazy mornings: Use a mix of oats and coconut flour Add a mix of almond milk and water Microwave for 1:30, stir, add frozen berries, microwave for another 30 Top with more berries, cinnamon, peanut butter, chia seeds, flax seeds and the rest of the kitchen sink

Salt and Vinegar Roasted Chickpeas

Delicious, protein rich snack! (and a great way to get rid of those left over hibernating tins of chickpeas before moving out of halls day) I used tins of water soaked chickpeas, but you could alway soak dry ones beforehand Boil chickpeas in vinegar/water solution (mostly vinegar) for about 5 minutes Leave to rest in…

Chicken & Avocado

  Simple Salad with sweet potato: Chicken fillets, 1/2 avocado, 1/2 sweet potato, white wine vinegar, olive oil, pumpkin &sunflower seeds Prep chopped sweet potato, avocado and chicken with olive oil, S&P and paprika Bake for about 25 mins Put chicken, avocado and dressing onto spinach and lettuce leaves Sprinkle with seeds   Slightly more…

Week 9: Salmon

Really simple baked salmon: Salmon, mango chutney, pumpkin, sunflower & flax seeds, chopped tomatoes, S&P Simply bake for 20 mins! Makes a great, quick, weeknight meal

Spanakopita Parcels

I first came across this recipe years ago when a contestant on the Great British Bake Off made a spanakopita in pastry week. Back in the days when I had a large kitchen table and a lot of spare time I used to make my own filo pastry and stretch it out. I have since…

Bananas on Toast

One of the simplest, tastiest and comfiest: Bananas, seeded/wholemeal bread, butter (optional), peanut butter (optional), sunflower/pumpkin/sesame/flax seeds, olive oil, S&P. Toast and butter bread Mash up the bananas, and smother on the toast Season, sprinkle with seeds and drizzle with oil Grill until the seeds are toasty looking and the banana isn’t mushy looking

FoCL week supreme salads

So I promised various salady things, and here they are. Also- finally an attempt at a Smørrebrød! Most of these weren’t planned, I just stumbled across wonderful creations with leftovers. They all (apart from the egg one) seem to be Italian themed.. Scrambled Egg Pitas Eggs, milk, pitas, butter, any desired sauce and seasoning. This…

Cheesy bakes & the Nectarine Catastrophe

OK so it wasn’t really a catastrophe. But more an inconvenience. I couldn’t be bothered to venture the million miles to Lidl last week (unacceptable, I know) so I went to co-op, then tesco, then sainsbury’s and couldn’t find nectarines! Would you believe! So I had to settle for plums in my porridge this week….