Red Lentil & Quinoa Stew

It seems almost everyone has at least heard of quinoa these days, even if they haven’t got around to trying it yet. But it also seems that a lot of people don’t realise just how versatile this grain can be. Sure we can throw it in a salad, or serve it as a side in…

Rainbow Stir-fry

After much boozing, eating, and general slothing over the Christmas period, I decided to kick off 2017 with a 14 day detox. Of course, after making this decision my motivation promptly flew out the window, and I spent almost another full week being a couch-dwelling piglet before finally getting my act together and setting a firm start…

Ridiculously Good Taco Salad Bowl

I was thinking it had been a while since I made a taco salad, and after a quick look back through my recipes I discovered that the last one I made was full of chicken, so it’s definitely been well over a year. Which, clearly, is too damn long. I was inspired to make this after receiving the Thug…

Miso Fried Rice

Ok, so I’ll just come out and say that I’m really not a huge fan of rice. Give me a giant bowl of pasta any day. However, I sometimes find myself in situations where I’ve got a bunch of veggies wasting away in the fridge that are screaming for me to use them, and fried…

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…