White Chocolate & Sloe Gin Raspberry Brownies

I decided to make these brownies after an immensely successful attempt at Jack Monroe’s incredible Double Chocolate Guinness Brownies (which I cannot recommend enthusiastically enough). Once I’d put booze in a brownie once, I was determined to do it again, with the desirable side-effect of reducing the amount of alcohol taunting me from the top…

Cheese & Spinach Roulade

Okay, kids. This is easily one of the easiest and cheesiest recipes in my repertoire – aside from the Easy Cheesy Lentil Lasagne, which takes top spot for obvious reasons – and is in fact just a tweak on an existing recipe, which was already pretty good to begin with (Crustless Cheese & Spinach Flan)….

5-Minute Vermicelli Noodle Soup

A “recipe” for when you have a few minutes, a kettle, and a hankering for a meal that will make every possible attempt to escape the bowl and splatter the front of your shirt with its delicious broth. Do not eat this if you are wearing a white shirt – unless you have a bib….

Chickpea Bread

Okay, first thing’s first – the original recipe from which this stemmed is all over the place in various forms. It’s popular in slimming circles because of its low carbohydrate/high protein makeup, and also because it’s stupidly cheap and easy to make. Me being me, I fiddled with the recipe a fair bit when I…

Lentil Shakshuka with Goat Cheese

Shakshuka (or shakshouka, or chakchouka or…) is a Mediterranean dish of eggs cooked in a spiced tomato sauce, sometimes served with feta – or other salty cheeses – crumbled over the top. Is it breakfast? Is it lunch? IS IT BRUNCH? Who’s to say. My favourite foods straddle that invisible line between morning and evening…

Balsamic Onion, Goat Cheese & Samphire Tart

What is samphire? Good question! Samphire is something that we ate raw straight off the rain-soaked salt marshes of some place in the arse-end of nowhere whilst on some kind of Geography trip, when we were but knee-high to a grasshopper and wanted nothing more than to stand in the rain eating strange vegetables. English…

Keto Burrito

I literally only started this post because I find the title overwhelmingly satisfying to say. Keto Burrito. Nice. Recently I’ve been a bit lacklustre in my attempts to lose weight, maintain weight, tone up, treat my body right, eat anything not deep-fried and smothered in chocolate… and so on. I have been enjoying a life of fruit…

Kimchi Fried Rice

This is me, jumping enthusiastically on the bandwagon, arms flailing like a rabid octopus* as I ride towards victory. I’ve been doing fried rice at home for a few years now, and I have a recent (and passionate) love affair with kimchi, thanks to my equally recent and passionate love affair with Wagamama — so,…

Breakfast Round-up

Whether or not you agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you can’t deny that it is varied, wondrous, and often slightly bizarre. While I prefer brunch, the potential of the humble brekkie cannot be denied; so here are a few of my favourite breakfasts, varying from 2-minute simplicity to… well,…

Crustless Cheese & Spinach Flan

This is a take on an absolute staple of my childhood. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve eaten this, since it’s stupidly easy to make; even when I was eating pastry willy-nilly the ready rolled stuff regularly made an appearance. But what really makes this delicious is the fact that it’s completely…