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Fennel and Herb Meatballs.

A nice and tasty midweek tea that doesn’t need much too much effort. Inspired and tweaked from a recipe in Olive magazine. I am aware that I have quite a few meatball recipes already on the blog but I really

Fennel and Herb Meatballs.

A nice and tasty midweek tea that doesn’t need much too much effort. Inspired and tweaked from a recipe in Olive magazine. I am aware that I have quite a few meatball recipes already on the blog but I really

Kale and Cashew nut dip

This is a pretty simple dip that can be served with crackers, pittas or flatbreads and is a meal in itself. Also pretty good for you as it contains nuts and kale. Ingredients 100g Cashew nuts – unsalted 50g shredded

Kale and Cashew nut dip

This is a pretty simple dip that can be served with crackers, pittas or flatbreads and is a meal in itself. Also pretty good for you as it contains nuts and kale. Ingredients 100g Cashew nuts – unsalted 50g shredded

Baked Tarka Daal – Cauliflower, Split peas and Chapatti

I was at the library the other day getting kids books and realised that they have loads of cook books in there! As I am running out of room in my house I thought I would get a few out

Baked Tarka Daal – Cauliflower, Split peas and Chapatti

I was at the library the other day getting kids books and realised that they have loads of cook books in there! As I am running out of room in my house I thought I would get a few out

Chilli and Chicken Ramen

I have been eating a lot of soup recently to try and keep the pounds off but quite frankly – ITS BORING!! It doesn’t even feel like eating so I had a think about how I could make it more

Chilli and Chicken Ramen

I have been eating a lot of soup recently to try and keep the pounds off but quite frankly – ITS BORING!! It doesn’t even feel like eating so I had a think about how I could make it more

King prawn spaghetti with roast tomato, garlic and chilli sauce.

Last nights challenge was to NOT get takeaway food but try and make something equally satisfying with no fat in it! I think I succeeded and invented a new sauce for my repertoire that will be used over and over again! 

King prawn spaghetti with roast tomato, garlic and chilli sauce.

Last nights challenge was to NOT get takeaway food but try and make something equally satisfying with no fat in it! I think I succeeded and invented a new sauce for my repertoire that will be used over and over again! 

Vegetarian Stuffed Aubergines

I have been eating a lot of bulgar wheat lately, I find it soaks up flavours really well and it’s a lot more beneficial for you than a lot of other grains. It is high in protein, low in carbs,

Vegetarian Stuffed Aubergines

I have been eating a lot of bulgar wheat lately, I find it soaks up flavours really well and it’s a lot more beneficial for you than a lot of other grains. It is high in protein, low in carbs,

“Nopi” Dinner party

  I decided to set myself a challenge last week, I was cooking for 2 friends on Saturday evening so decided to try something a bit more sophisticated as it is much easier to do good quality food for a

“Nopi” Dinner party

  I decided to set myself a challenge last week, I was cooking for 2 friends on Saturday evening so decided to try something a bit more sophisticated as it is much easier to do good quality food for a

Beef Cheek Stew!

I am not usually squeamish about touching raw meat but I must admit this did feel a bit wrong, maybe just because its not a meat I have used before. I have always wanted to give this a go though

Beef Cheek Stew!

I am not usually squeamish about touching raw meat but I must admit this did feel a bit wrong, maybe just because its not a meat I have used before. I have always wanted to give this a go though

The Restaurant, Ribby Hall, January 2016

After a very impressive meal at Ribby hall in January 2015, we decided to go back this year with even more people… I wondered if it would be as good as the first time as expectations were high after the

The Restaurant, Ribby Hall, January 2016

After a very impressive meal at Ribby hall in January 2015, we decided to go back this year with even more people… I wondered if it would be as good as the first time as expectations were high after the

South Indian Chicken Curry

This is a pretty simple and effective curry that anyone could make! When I first started trying to make a curry I used to use way too many spices by just chucking them all in, then I found a really

South Indian Chicken Curry

This is a pretty simple and effective curry that anyone could make! When I first started trying to make a curry I used to use way too many spices by just chucking them all in, then I found a really

Dine with Simon Wood

I am very lucky to have a Friday night lined up with Simon Wood – the Masterchef champion 2015! Well not personally – he is just doing the cooking 😉  Along with Shelina, Simon is my fave Masterchef winner and

Dine with Simon Wood

I am very lucky to have a Friday night lined up with Simon Wood – the Masterchef champion 2015! Well not personally – he is just doing the cooking 😉  Along with Shelina, Simon is my fave Masterchef winner and

Happy New year!

Its that time again and for the next month my blog is probably going to be full of vegetables and quinoa.. as usual I have the festive half stone to shift. For Christmas this year I got a new camera

Happy New year!

Its that time again and for the next month my blog is probably going to be full of vegetables and quinoa.. as usual I have the festive half stone to shift. For Christmas this year I got a new camera

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,600 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it

10 minute Puttanesca with King Prawns

A tasty quick and simple mid week tea that has left a lovely taste in my mouth! You can also have this without the prawns for a nice vegetarian dish. This is a variation of a recipe I read in

10 minute Puttanesca with King Prawns

A tasty quick and simple mid week tea that has left a lovely taste in my mouth! You can also have this without the prawns for a nice vegetarian dish. This is a variation of a recipe I read in

Beef tacos

I went camping this weekend and decided to take taco making equipment with me and managed to feed the whole camp a nice snack at lunch time! I made the meat before I went though and reheated and had quite

Beef tacos

I went camping this weekend and decided to take taco making equipment with me and managed to feed the whole camp a nice snack at lunch time! I made the meat before I went though and reheated and had quite