Roasted Red Pepper & Basil Soup

I’m terrible at being on my own. Seriously. If I didn’t have a cat I would have to enlist a parade of friends and family to come and check on me every half an hour because I just don’t know what to do with myself. I’ll happily watch hours of Food Network (not an exaggeration, sadly),…

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…

Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Curry

I’m going to do some free plugging again – Patak’s, you are very welcome. As always, nobody is insane enough to pay me to do this, especially not a brand owned by ABF* – even though they probably have the money. Should they wish to throw some cash my way, however, I’m sure I could…

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…

Roasted Balsamic Tomato & Basil Risotto

I’ve been really off-track with my eating recently, although I can’t be mad about that given the fantastic bank holiday weekend I just enjoyed. Spa day with my best gals, a copious number of Life-Changing Tacos, and more wine than any of us would really care to admit to having consumed, for fear of tarnishing…

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,…

Roasted Chickpea & Basa Curry

My favourite thing about the fish ‘basa’ is that autocorrect, my mum, the postman, and almost every other resident of the United Kingdom believes that I mean ‘bass’. I do not. I mean basa. It’s a kind of catfish, it’s absolutely awesome smoked, and it’s generally much cheaper than cod or haddock; it’s become more popular…

The Easiest Tomato Soup You Will Ever Make

I’m not counting tinned soup here, so don’t get saucy with me, ladies and gentlefolk. I’ll know if you’re getting saucy with me, mark my words. I have saucy senses. Just a quick one today, folks – I’m off for a walk with my better half in the jiffiest of jiffies, but I find myself wanting…