I have some very talented and generous friends who grow their own vegetables and herbs, and recently I was gifted a beautiful bunch of rainbow chard, a courgette and some deliciously fresh herbs. This meal was entirely crafted around the vegetable bundle. If – like me – you don’t regularly use fresh oregano, I recommend that … Continue reading Chard, Courgette & Butter Beans with Oregano
Recently, I went to a brilliant place for lunch with my grandparents, and ate the most delicious, simple meal of fish, with an accompanying chorizo, sweet potato and tomato combination that just worked so well. And it’s this smoky sweet taste that has been the inspiration for this meal. For this, I recommend a good … Continue reading Chorizo with Butterbeans & Sweet Potato
My favourite evenings are the ones where there are no time constraints; where cooking can happen without clock watching. And in those rare but glorious moments, I love to experiment with new flavours. This recipe will take a little while, and does involve a few different components – roasting beetroot and patiently cooking lentils – … Continue reading Smoked Mackerel, Puy Lentils & Beetroot.
Grey days call for colourful food, and Mexican food is one of my favourite things to make and create. As a 10 year old, tacos with guacamole were almost always top of my most-wanted food list – and they’re pretty high on my list as an adult, too. The best thing about these black bean … Continue reading Black Bean Autumn Tacos
Autumn is very often cold, grey and miserable. However, it has two main redeeming factors. The first is being able to drink red wine freely with any meal. The second is being able to make autumn soup. This is my go-to soup recipe for cold autumn days. It’s a glorious shade of orange, it’s incredibly … Continue reading Spiced Carrot & Lentil Soup
Recently, I discovered that when I’m faced with a supermarket and endless food options, my go-to meal is always some sort of Mexican food; quick, easy, supremely delicious. There are a few components to this recipe but all of them are super easy to create: spicy veg, black beans, quick guacamole, grated cheese, all stuffed … Continue reading Easy Mexican Flatbreads
I had to google the name of the dish I made for dinner, and it turns out that there are seventeen different words that all mean the same thing – rice cooked in a seasoned broth. I chose pilaf for no particular reason except that it’s easier to spell than pelau and probably more appropriate than … Continue reading Chickpea & Spinach Pilaf