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…

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…

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…

Valentina Harris at the School of Artisan Food

Valentina Harris is an expert in Italian cooking, and at the start of July I was very lucky to be invited to attend a cookery class with Valentina at the School of Artisan Food, located in the stunning grounds of Welbeck Estate. The School of Artisan food is a registered charity and has been open…

Ask me anything

Through a mix of Instagram and Twitter posts, I asked my lovely followers to ask me anything! Here are the questions, if you would like to get to know me… With all the amazing food you eat, do you find it hard not to indulge in tons of rich food? Nope. I eat what I…

The Hockley Arts Club – Nottingham

The Hockley Arts Club is located through a nondescript alleyway on Carlton Street. If you didn’t know it was there, you may never find it. Hockley Arts Club is the place to go for amazing cocktails in a stunning setting, but is it the place you should be going for fantastic grub too? I was…

3 days in Gdansk

Three days in Gdansk I love to travel as much as possible. Visiting new places and trying new food is one of my favourite things to do. Back in April, one of my best friends Simon and I travelled to Gdansk for 3 nights to experience one of Poland’s more underrated cities. Steeped in history,…

Pizza Academy @ Oscar & Rosies – Nottingham

Yesterday I, and 17 other lovely people, headed down to Oscar & Rosie’s to take part in their pizza academy. Organised by Jess Berry from Jess Who and the lovely people at Bumble Bizz, we took part in a workshop aimed to show us how to make pizza properly.¬†Famous for their METRE long pizza, I…

Ginsecco @ The Playhouse – Nottingham

A couple of weeks ago I went down to the Ginsecco pop up evening at The Nottingham Playhouse Bar & Kitchen. A promise of 6 tapas style courses of British food with a twist, paired with 6 cocktails from the Ginsecco guys… Why wouldn’t I go?! Ginsecco is opening this summer in the Cornerhouse, and…

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…