Feta and Asparagus Crustless Quiche

DSCN8473I’m living at my family home at the moment so the weekly food shop is done by my mother and I have realised there are some things she buys compulsively. These items somehow always manage to creep into the shopping basket only to linger slowly decomposing in the corner of the fridge until they are finally deemed unfit for consumption and dumped in the bin. Here are the top 5 culprits. Continue Reading →

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites

DSCN8395So my mother has gone cycling mad ever since she bought her road bike last year and tomorrow she is off on her first ever event The Cobbler Classic. She will be cycling 39 miles along with my little brother who is an absolute pro. I seriously think he might win the Tour de France one day- you heard it here first. In fact we Continue Reading →

Thai satay chicken salad

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We went out for an impromptu dinner on Friday night to a new Thai restaurant that had opened near to our house. It is situated on the corner of a very fast and busy road, all on its own in a massive building that looks like an old english pub plonked in the middle of a car park. There was a pink neon sign reading Nakhon Thai over the door. Needless to say I wasn’t expecting much Continue Reading →

Spicy mustard Grilled tofu skewers

tofuWhilst planning my trip to Japan I have been reading a lot about what and where to eat, in fact I probably need to concentrate more on the temples/palaces/mountains or I risk leaving with nothing more than a packet of chopsticks as a souvenir and the memory of some tasty noodles. One thing I have discovered is that they eat a whole lot of tofu. Continue Reading →

Pink Grapefruit and Salmon salad

DSCN0293BAM! Look how colourful this is! This salmon salad is the next in my “lunch munch series” I love salads with fruity ingredients I remember having a delicious feta and mango salad last summer also see my duck and pomegranate salad recipe . Salmon and grapefruit is definitely a winner too, I guess it’s not really surprising as salmon is typically served with citrus flavours such as lemon or lime. The sharp grapefruit in this case is offset with a sweet honey, mustard and dill dressing and crunchy radishes. Also starring is our trusty friend the avocado and little baby broad beans. Continue Reading →

Moroccan Chicken Wrap **lunch munch**

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So according to the staff canteen it was national wrap day today, who knew! In a miraculous twist of fate I had planned to post this tasty wrap recipe already but now I know it shall be officially recognised I feel even better about it. It got me to thinking, who even comes up with these crazy national food days / weeks / months? Who are these food mega-minds? Well turns out Continue Reading →

Cheesy sweet potato bake

CheesesaucelongveiwWow isn’t January going so s-l-o-w-l-y? I swear I can feel the time just crawling by! I my only University exam  of the year on Friday (catalytic reaction engineering -_-) which probably didn’t help much, maybe things will now go whizzing all the way to sunshine, Continue Reading →

Goats cheese and Adzuki bean dip **Lunch Munch**

adzukiGetting a healthy Lunch is tricky. When I am at Uni I have the choice of a soggy cafe salad or a spending all my vodka money on a tasteless pack of supermarket sushi if I wanted to be healthy (Vodka?! heathy?). Now I’m working it’s just the same- the main features of the salad bar look suspiciously familiar Continue Reading →

What to do with the Christmas leftovers: Turkey Cranberry bites

     turky (1)So my mother bought a 14 lb turkey and a 13 lb ham for the three of us for Christmas lunch. Result: we have a meaty mountain of Christmas leftovers BUT we will not see it go to waste, oh no we will eat turkey for every meal between now and new year if we have to. Are you in a similar predicament? If so Continue Reading →

Orange and cinnamon Christmas Bundt cake

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We have been in a state of Christmas mania this weekend at our house i’m talking dancing around to 80′s hits, wearing matching light-up christmas jumpers and stuffing our faces. It all started on Friday afternoon when we went down to Christmas Common (real place name I promise) to choose our tree as is family tradition. As you drive down the winding country roads toward the Christmas tree barn you can see all the trees that are not quite ready yet growing in a huge field to the left and when you arrive the whole barn is filled with Continue Reading →

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