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Heidi Pie

OK, so I really do not know the origins of Heidi Pie. It is something that I had made with my Mum years ago – She had mentioned it in … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Warming French Lentil Casserole and dumplings (Vegan Friendly And Hygge!!!)

The other day I was reading about the idea of “Hygge” in Danish culture. It’s an idea that seems to have got quite a following lately, but isn’t really anything … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

Shakshuka vs Menemen Vs Huevos Rancheros. What’s The Difference?

The other day a friend posted a photo of her breakfast that she had just made.I instantly got hunger pangs. “Now I want shakshuka. ^_^ mmmmm!” I told her. A … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 3 Comments

My Favorite Vegan Sandwich: Coronation Chickpea

Coronation chicken isn’t the most sophisticated of food stuffs- it was invented in 1950’s Britain way back before people had access to cosmopolitan food choices. Pasta, pizza, curries and other … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cheapskate Bistro Cooking: Zesty Summer Shrimp Spaghetti (Paired With Courgette Salad And Craft IPA!)

I love bistro style food. I also like getting a good deal: I really am a bargain hunter. You’ll rarely find me in a luxury food shop because during my … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

2016 Is The Year Of The Pulse! Top 5 Pulse Dishes

Beans and pulses are an ancient source of nutrition that have existed in some form since before the continents as we know them formed. They are the basis for a … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to work Gluten Free Pastry- A Classic Pastry Chef’s Nemasis

For my tried and tested gluten free pastry recipe, scroll to the bottom of the page.     The restaurant I currently work at has an ethos of providing options … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Spring Pea and Feta Quiche

Did you know that the Kellogg brand recently launched a line of crustless breakfast quiches? It’s not something I’d ever thought of as a health food particularly; when working at … Continue reading

June 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Porter Knows Best- A source of inspiration

Sometimes it’s not always the person at the top who gives you the best ideas or inspiration. As it was coming up to my break today, my mind turned towards … Continue reading

May 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

In defence of eating beans on toast and that

    Eggy bread (along with macaroni cheese, beans on toast, tortilla chips and salsa, Ramen and a load more super simple foods) is one of my favourite things to … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Top Ten Food Finds in Bristol (…So Far)

    Bristol and my home town of Bath may only be 15 minutes apart on the train, but the two cities are so separate when it comes to their … Continue reading

May 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

Newcastle, a new foodie hotspot in the UK?

A couple of weeks ago, an old Geordie mate got in touch to let me know that I was missing out… big time. Apparently Newcastle upon Tyne is fast becoming … Continue reading

May 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kanten- Edible Art

I have a new thing that I want to master, and that is Kanten jellies. Since my head chef bought a pack of agar jelly for us to experiment with … Continue reading

February 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Best Things In Life Are Freegan… #wastenot

Freegans and Skip divers enjoy the free things in life, but it’s not just about getting a free meal. As someone who works in the food industry, food waste and … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kitchen Tip: Posh Up Your Cheese On Toast

Rather than doing plain cheese on toast, make that quick, easy meal feel a bit special (but just as quick and easy) by replacing your cheddar and sliced white with … Continue reading

October 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

5 Diet “Don’ts” That Need a Rethink

Some food groups have an unwaveringly bad reputation among the nutritionally minded among us. This means that in a bid to be healthy, some will turn to exclusion diets, removing … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cheese and onion quiches.

(This recipe is part of my Vegetarian Series. See here for more!) These mini quiches look pretty sophistocated but using ready made filo pastry makes them supprisingly easy. Sure, you could … Continue reading

March 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Women – get OUT of the kitchen!

The proffessional kitchen is fast pased, hard phisical work and can be brimming with banter, but does this mean that its destined to be a bit of a boys club? … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gourmet beetroot and goats cheese stackers.

Beetroot is a vegetable which has come in to culinary fashion lately. Maybe its because of the deep earthy flavours, or maybe its because of its zingy bright colours – … Continue reading

August 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vegan roasted sweet pepper soup with giant garlic croutons

This recipe is nutritious, surprisingly filling and has a real kick to it. It’s great to whip up if you’re having a lean money month, and the great thing? It can be … Continue reading

August 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

easy hot and spicy caramelised pineapple

This is a recipe that, thanks to my love of tropical fruit and his love of hot spicy ginger, my dad used to make for me when I was a … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fragrant cumin potatoes

These cumin potatoes are similar to the sort of roasts that you would have with a sunday dinner, however the fragrant cumin seeds give a hint of Indian cooking. Let’s just … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Crispy Mongolian Lamb

I first had this at a Chinese restaurant when I was around thirteen years old. Since then I haven’t seen it on a restaurant menu anywhere – so disappointing as … Continue reading

July 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Croque-monsieur? Oui Monsieur!

I had this for the first time on a trip to Paris last year, and absolutely loved it. I thought it was a shame that cafes in the UK don’t serve … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Béchamel Sauce

Béchamel sauce is a basic, white sauce that can be used as a base for many more complex sauces and recipes. It, for example, can be used as a simple … Continue reading

June 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

Huevos Rancheros

This has got to be my favourite thing to eat for breakfast – it’s full of flavour and has plenty of veggies to give you a good start to the … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Baby Girl: A fresh and fruity cocktail.

This is a cocktail that I invented for goodbye drinks with two amazing friends, and (maybe after a little too much) we christened it “Baby Girl”. It’s got two layers, … Continue reading

June 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Honey Oat Buns

An ever so slightly sweet, rustic style bread buns which are a great way to gourmet up your burgers- and surprisingly easy to make! PREP TIME: 15 (plus an hour time … Continue reading

May 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vegan Thai Butternut Curry

PREP TIME:10 mins         COOK TIME: 15-20 mins Like so many people, I am on a mission to get healthy, so lately I’ve been making an effort not … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment