halloumi, lentil and freekeh salad

May 28, 2017
halloumi, lentil and freekeh salad

Halloumi is a great addition to any salad, giving it the pop it sometimes needs to turn it into a main rather than a side. The credit for this idea must go to Ella who kept sending images of the delicious dinners she was cooking in London.  Being inspired, this halloumi, freekeh and lentil salad was born. Continue Reading

chocolate and walnut brownies

chocolate brownies

Chocolate brownies are a very special treat. But they fall into the category of food that you should seldom eat based on their chocolate and sugar content. Moist and just a little bit gooey, they are what you expect when you think brownies. On…

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May 24, 2017
dahl with fried eggplant

dahl with eggplant

Dahl makes a fantastic dinner when you are in a hurry; don’t want to spend long in the kitchen; or want something that is cheap but nutritious to make. This is flavoursome food that you can make as spicy as you like. Served with rice…

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May 20, 2017
vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing

vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing

Everyone has their favourite cupcake recipe. Our’s is one from Magnolia Bakery. But the thing about these cupcakes is they are labour intensive. You really do need to set aside the time to make them, and for that reason we don’t make them very often. So what…

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May 17, 2017
lamb kofta with couscous salad

lamb kofta with couscous salad

Lamb kofta come is different shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common… they don’t photograph well, especially when they are shaped like small sausages. Kofta are delicious combined with a simple couscous salad, and what’s even better is they are quick…

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May 14, 2017
porridge with a twist

porridge with a twist

Porridge is a great breakfast option for cooler weather. Unfortunately that limits our porridge eating to just four months of the year because from there on in, the weather gets too hot. By the time we hit December, its almost too hot for muesli, because in…

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May 10, 2017
beef stir fry

beef stir fry

Beef stir fry is quick and easy, and takes about 30 minutes to make including chopping vegetables and marinating the meat. If you have a couple of helpers to hand, it may take even less time. So with that in mind, it makes a…

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May 6, 2017
Books recommendations from reading during April 2017

Reading…April 2017

April should be known as crime month. Reading crime fiction means you get to read lots and that’s what I did, because crime fiction writers make it easy to sit in the same seat for hours on end and read and read and read.…

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May 3, 2017
roasted vegetable and couscous salad

roast vegetable couscous salad

Roast vegetables combined with some kind of grain is an easy way to make a delicious dinner. If you make enough, it works for leftovers the next day, and when you’re rushing off to work or having to pack lunch boxes, that’s a win/win. The thing…

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April 29, 2017
jam drops

jam drop biscuits

Jam drops are the sort of biscuits that are great to make with kids. Nothing like getting them in the kitchen early, making culinary delights for the family to share. These are particularly good because they get to use their hands a lot, which…

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April 26, 2017