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…

3 easy courgette recipes

3 Easy Courgette Recipes Courgettes are great for weight management because they are low in calories. Every 100 grams contains just 17 calories. Plus, this particular vegetable packs a lot of health benefits. The Guardian reports that courgettes are rich in Vitamin C as well as potassium, which is vital for managing blood pressure. Courgettes…

Quick Quinoa Nut Bars Recipe

Quinoa Nut Bars Recipe I am trying to be a little healthier with my snacking and not reach for the chocolate bar as soon as I get that first pang of hunger. I love having a stash of quinoa bars in my fridge as it stops me snacking on rubbish, but the Aldi goji &…

5 tasty quick dinners

Working full time doesn’t mean having to eat boring food during the week. I try to cook delicious food during the week, as quickly as possible. I try to keep all midweek dinners under 30 minutes for my housemate and I, including all prep time. There is so much I need to do when I…

Las Iguanas – Nottingham

I was invited to Las Iguanas, Nottingham last week week to try out their new menu. Now, I have to be honest, this is the first time I have been to a Las Iguanas, even though it is right next door to work. With this in mind I can’t comment on the changes to the menu…

5 fabulous vegan recipes

As you may know, I have been taking part in Veganuary, giving up meat, fish and dairy products for the month of January. The reasons for this are varied but include trying to challenge myself in the kitchen, cut down on the meat products I eat and trying to see if it would save me…

Vermicelli Miso Ramen

I love rice noodle soup. Vermicelli miso is one of my favourite dishes. I really enjoy cooking Japanese food and you really don’t need meat to fill you up. Try this, I am sure you won’t be disappointed! Ready in 10 minutes and serves 2 and 500 calories. Ingredients 2 tbsp Miso paste 2 tbsp…

Thai Laksa

This vegan Thai laksa is amended from a Jamie Oliver recipe. It is from his 15 minute meals cook book and with a little practice it does only take that long. It’s quick, tasty and filling and guaranteed to impress your friends!

The Groovy Food Co – Gingerbread Cookies

The lovely people at The Groovy Food Co gifted me some products so that I could make delicious Christmas cookies for my friends and I. I have used coconut oil previously in cooking but have never thought to seek out baking recipes that also use it. The Groovy Food Co are all about healthy alternatives for…

Chicken and sweet potato Thai Red Curry

Ever since my travels around Thailand I have eaten more Thai food. Thai red curry is one of my favourite dishes from the country. Its full of flavour but not too hot. Here is my recipe for a quick chicken and sweet potato Thai red curry. Ingredients 1 tbsp Red curry paste Tin of coconut…

The Botanist is coming to Nottingham!

New bar The Botanist will open its doors to the public on Monday 9th October in West Bridgford. The stunning concept will transform the old Fire and Ice building on Bridgford Road, the most prominent among the main stretch of bars and restaurants leading into the heart of West Bridgford. Offering daytime coffee, food and…