Mushroom and Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

This started off as me trying to make a mushroom bolognese type thing, as a healthy compromise to the fact that I’ve basically just eaten pasta day after day for the last week. It didn’t end up being a mushroom bolognese – but rather a rich, tangy, powerful tasting sauce full of umami that honestly I…

Food for Fuel: Triple Nut Cookies

  Don’t panic at my next statement: these cookies were actually baked with a particular friend in mind, who wants to gain weight. Seriously, don’t panic! You’re not going to eat one of these and immediately start resembling the Michelin man. I wanted to make some cookies that could work as a protein-filled, tasty, easy snack for my friend…

Thai Yellow Curry (with rice noodles)

January is almost over, and despite 90% of the weather remaining cold and miserable in the UK, lately there have been a few days that have given us all a glimpse of summer. By summer, of course, I mean it’s occasionally been 15 degrees celsius. Which, to be fair, is what British summer days largely…

Turmeric Rice Stuffed Butternut Squash

I was inspired to cook stuffed butternut squash after having the most delicious stuffed butternut squash at Carluccio’s (With roasted vegetables and pine nuts). Until recently, I hadn’t liked butternut squash (and I called myself a foodie?) and so I had been nervous ordering, wondering whether this was pushing my new found love to the limit….

Lemon Courgetti Spaghetti

Though I have created this in the dead of winter and am wrapped up in so many layers an antarctic penguin would overheat just looking at me, this is a great dish for summer! I’m a pasta obsessive, and the majority of my pasta dishes are heavily tomato sauce based, or are rich and creamy….

Simple creamy tomato Tortellini

This is a bit of a micro recipe but is just as delicious as any others! My mum used to make this on the regular and it’s always been one of my favourite dishes. Super simple, you can add any vegetables you want (I usually have broccoli, peas, or courgettes), and it comes together in…

Roasted Chickpeas and Vegetables

I’ve fallen into an obsession with roasting chickpeas – honestly, I’ve always thought chickpeas were alright, but this has launched them onto an entirely different level. I would have roasted chickpeas with salt for a snack anyway – I’d even try them with sweet toppings! To me they taste very much like roasted chestnuts; a…

Baked Eggs

This dish was created whilst scrounging for leftovers at my dads house, and my excitement at finding a cast-iron skillet. At home I don’t have any pans that can go into the oven except one enormous one, meaning unless I plan to cook for an entire village, these recipes aren’t usually manageable. This recipe is…

Hasselback Purple Sweet Potatoes

  I got the idea for doing hasselback potatoes from Sweden, where my very talented relative always cooks the most extraordinary meals – one of which is hasselback potatoes with a creamy mushroom sauce. I tend to be shy to cook potatoes as they take a long time, but this is one style that I live…