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….

Week 5: Quinoa and Kale

Chicken, Lentil & veg stew Chicken breast, cherry tomatoes, kale, red pepper, mushrooms, lentils, garlic, onion, paprika, s & p, stock cube, white wine Brown chicken and set aside Sweat onion & garlic Add veg, chicken & lentils Add everything else, boil, and simmer for 25 Quinoa, Spinach, Pomegranate & toasted seed salad with honey,…

Foodie Throwbacks

Here are some of my favourite food related memories and experiences: The Zilli’s Burger I believe Zilli’s back home has closed now- much to my despair. However the memory of this burger lives on. Especially the confusing moment when the waiter though Mum had ordered a chicken AND beef burger, since chicken was also listed…

Breakfast

I try to alternate each day between a really high protein breakfast like scrambled eggs or smoked mackerel, followed by an apple with peanut butter, and my ‘superfood porridge’. Which I haven’t yet decided if is too delicious and indulgent to be a regular breakfast event. Superfood Porridge Whole oats, with 50% milk, 50% water…

Best lunch ever

I have stumbled across a Scandinavian tradition of open sandwiches with a huge array of toppings ranging from beef, to apple, stilton and hazelnuts, which sound truly delightful. Especially the Danish ‘Smørrebrød’ which I believe loosely translates to ‘butter bread, in that it has to have a thick layer of butter to support such indulgent…

Winter-One-Pots

Catching up with some meals I made last semester, and the last few weeks. Semester 2 food also featured an interesting grilled salmon, pineapple, spinach & mushroom risotto with wild rice, and a chickpea, mushroom, spinach, walnuts and white wine “toast topper” – which I forgot to document in photos. You may have guessed I…