The Softest White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuum I could just write that, but I’d be missing out on an opportunity to talk, which is something I greatly enjoy doing, so I’ll write a bit more. My cookie game recently has been strong. Something about winter has me cooking more and more indulgent things despite every week trying to plan in some…

Ridiculously good sausage and mushroom pasta

This dish was inspired by a recipe my boyfriend once took home from him from work, in a brief stint as a chef at a mediterranean restaurant. It was so comforting and rich, and we tried to make it again using the same ingredients, but could never get it quite right *as in, he put…

Chocolate and Caramel Tart!

Hello! Been a while… It’s been almost a year since I last posted on here, because I’ve been living in China! Through the hassle of internet difficulties and the even greater challenge of actually cooking anything worth eating, there hasn’t been much to say. I will be writing some things about China no doubt at…

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You Need (+The Vegan Version!)

Baking is not something that comes as naturally to me as cooking. I LOVE baking – but 99% of my creations are often more often described as having an  ‘interesting flavour’ or ‘unusual texture’ or, ‘you know what, I actually like the burnt bits!’. To anyone out there thinking I’m being modest – I’m not….

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….

Chocolate Pie With Peanut Butter Frosting

This pie.  This pie is the pie of dreams. The pie of hope. The pie you travel for hours to stare longingly at through frosted windows, yearning to enjoy just one elegant morsel of its insistently delectable chocolate heaven. If you hadn’t already gathered, I think this is a pretty stellar pie. I had been…