Chicken & Barley Soup

Chicken soup: It’s good for the soul (so they say), and probably one of the best winter-warmers going around. This particular recipe is an old favourite of mine, and one that I’m more than happy to promote despite my relatively newfound vegetarianism. After all, it’s not all about me, is it now? This recipe makes a big…

Spicy Breakfast Wrap

Um, guys, would you look at me go? I’m on a freak’n breakfast roll! Well, wrap actually, if you wanna get technical about it.  But whatever. CHECK OUT MY BREAKFAST. Yes, it tasted as good as it looks, and I’m about to tell you how you too, can soon be enjoying this tasty breakfast treat….

Toasted Muesli

Ok, so I know I raved about avocado on toast being the best breakfast ever, and yes, I still stand by this. However,  one cannot be eating the same thing every damn day, so every now and then I like to change it up with a nice bit of toasted muesli. But not that horrible store-bought…

Black Bean & Sweet Corn Flautas

As much as I enjoy this recipe, I think sometimes I like to make it just so I can triumphantly shout, “FLAUTAS!” as I set the dish down on the table. Because, you know, scaring the shit out of my husband/cat when serving dinner has to be one of my favourite pastimes.  Ok ok, only joking. I just think it’s…

On Toast: Avocado

If there’s a better breakfast than avocado on toast out there, I’d love to hear about it. Actually, scratch that — I don’t even need to know, because for me, nothing can possibly beat it. I can be found happily munching away on creamy, toasty goodness at least a few times a week, making slight…

Red Pepper Hummus

Who doesn’t love a good dip? Right? And rocking up at a party with something homemade is a sure-fire way to earn a few extra brownie points. Don’t be that guy who turns up with the giveaway ‘just stopped at the shops’ plastic bag and the packet of Samboy’s. Unless of course you were indeed…

Guacamole

Continuing with my love of Mexican food, I’m happy to pass along this recipe for one of my all time favourite snacks: Guacamole. I get asked to make this a lot, and it always goes down well at a picnic or barbecue or whatever. I’m yet to meet anyone who can resist a big dollop…

Crispy Baked Falafel

I have to say, I’m pretty mad for a good falafel, but have never actually attempted making them at home before, mainly due to the deep-fried factor. That was until I discovered this recipe on the Cookie + Kate website, and realised that my favourite chickpea treat could be made in the oven. Obviously I…

Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Dressing & Crispy Tofu

If you know me in real life (wait, where am I?), you’ll probably know that I love a good salad, and that I have many salad-related recipes up my sleeve, ready to bust out at any given moment. What you may not know, however, is that I rarely get excited by salads, dressings and the like….

Bread & Butter Pickles

As much as I’d like to be able to take credit for this rather popular recipe, I have to be honest and give all the glory to the wonderful Stephanie Alexander. I’ve been making these pickles from her gigantic cookbook, The Cook’s Companion, for quite a few years now (typically at Christmas; often as gifts) and…

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Broccoli & Halloumi

Seems like now that we can all pronounce it correctly, we just can’t get enough of quinoa. I know I can’t, and given the demand for this particular recipe, it would appear that I am not alone. I make this salad about once a week for dinner, and have impressed a few friends of late…

Mexican Quinoa Salad with Sriracha Yoghurt

It’s all fun and games until your pants don’t fit anymore… I have to say, it’s been a very long and cold winter this year, and as we approach the end of it I’ve come to the unfortunate realisation that my jeans are significantly tighter than they were three months ago. Time for a few…