Easy Za’atar chicken thighs

Yet another chicken thigh recipe using the Freshly Spiced Za’atar spice blend. I love the Freshly Spiced mixes, the flavours are always very strong, they smell delicious and they make cooking so much easier. They are the perfect help on a busy weekday evening and are so much tastier than the usual shop bought blends….

Easy Chinese Chicken Thighs

For this Chinese chicken thigh recipe I teamed up with a local company called Freshly Spiced. Freshly Spiced are a company in Nottingham that create amazing natural spice blends without any additives, from scratch. They have a huge range of different blends and are so much tastier than regular shop bought ones. All the packets…

Vegan Pesto Tart

I have been experimenting with this dish for ages, first as a puff pastry option and now as a shortcrust pastry tart. Can you tell I love pastry? HA! This vegan dish is super quick to make, looks great and is very filling. It serves 4 as a main dish and even more as a…

Crispy chickpea snack

These delicious crispy chickpeas are a perfect way to stop hunger and they are a great protein snack if you are on a health kick! Mix it up by playing around with your own spice combo.

My favourite breads

I absolutely love bread. I could survive just on this one food without a doubt! From home baked to store bought, I really don’t mind. There are so many different types of bread that I could happily find a way to eat it three times a day forever more. I’m getting more into baking bread,…

Mushrooms on toast

I have always wanted to eat mushrooms on toast, but as most recipes call for cream, I’ve never eaten them. Last weekend I really wanted mushrooms as part of my breakfast so I made this loaded toast with ingredients I always have to hand. It turned out even better than expected and made for a…

Geordie Beer Stew

Looking for a heartwarming stew recipe that is cheap, delicious and perfect for winter nights? This beef stew using Newcastle Brown Ale is sure to hit the spot.

Pistachio & Parsnip Puff

I love pastry. All my favourite things are made with pastry; sausage rolls, pies, cinnamon rolls…. now I can add this delicious, super simple dish to that list. I have made variations of this for a while (usually with a red pepper pesto) but I was experimenting with a pistachio pesto I make and it…

Vegan Ramen with sticky tofu

I bloody love Japanese food and ramen is one of my favourite comfort foods. It’s like a huge hug, and I needed it today after celebrating the new year with a couple too many drinks! This recipe feeds 4 people (and reheats perfectly for lunch the next day!) Ingredients For the broth 1 pint of…

Lotus biscuit millionaire tray bake

I blooming love lotus biscuits. I also love millionaire shortbread. The sweet caramel taste is guaranteed to make me smile no matter how bad a day I am having. After a pretty full on night out on Friday, and subsequent hangover, I wanted to make something that required minimum effort but maximum taste. That’s where…

Vegan pesto hors d’oeuvres

With world vegan month fast approaching (November) and Christmas just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about the festive period. In an effort to eat less meat, I took part in Veganuary 2018 and it absolutely debunked all the myths I had previously believed. It isn’t expensive, bland and boring. In fact,…

Vegan Filo Pesto Tarts

I love trying out new recipes and when Aldi challenged me to make a vegan centre plate dish I was so excited. I love the bright colours of the filling and it shows that vegan food is anything but boring! Find all the details below to create these perfect vegan filo pesto tarts: Ingredients: For…