Mojo Pork

Have you seen the movie Chef? If you haven’t, and you love food, you should watch it. It stars Jon Favreau and is partly about his re-discovering his love of cooking, without giving away the whole story. The film is full of delicious looking food, including Mojo Pork for Cubano sandwiches. The recipes were developed…

Roasted Harissa Salmon with Lemon Cous Cous

The beauty of staying with my parents over the summer holidays (aside from the gorgeous Portuguese weather, spending time with them, and incredible food) is that we all take turns cooking. I love their kitchen, it’s open plan, has plenty of counter space and has 2 ovens and 5 hobs. What more could a girl…

Chocolate-Dipped Pistachio Shortbread

After making the Orange Almond Cake, there was an abundance of pistachios left over that needed using up. So what else was I to do but make pistachio shortbread? This does require an oven, but it is for such a short time that you’ll be forgiven for using your oven while it’s still humid and…

Frozen Berry Pie

I made this pie as a break from the oven, as the temperatures in the UK had been soaring. Funnily enough, on the day I made it, there were torrential down pours, and so it wasn’t quite the hot summer’s day I’d planned for. Luckily, it still tasted delicious and was a refreshing dessert regardless…

Pork Belly Tacos & Pineapple Salsa

I must firstly apologise, as I didn’t take photos of the pineapple salsa being prepared, only as part of the larger meal. However,this is because it is literally a matter of dicing all of the ingredients and mixing them together – so easy! In previous posts this week, you’ll have seen Mexican Spinach & Mushroom…

Mexican Corn Salad

You’ll notice a running theme in the blog posts at the moment. This all leads up to the finale of the pork belly tacos. This corn salad is a slightly lighter version than a traditional Mexican crema salad, and uses Feta instead of cojita cheese. Cojita cheese is quite difficult to find in your standard…

Mexican Spinach & Mushroom Bake

When making a meal, a lot of people don’t think much about side dishes. They tend to get cast aside or thrown together without much thought or love. I’ve been guilty of the same thing, especially when making fajitas or tacos. I never really think about side dishes that could complement the main focus of…

Orange Almond Cake

This summer has been all about catching up with friends and family. If you read my previous two posts, you’ll know that I was staying with my godmother for a few days. From hers I drove up to Sheffield for a Zoo Crew Reunion. Having done Zoology at University, my fellow zoologists and I named…

Sri Lankan Fish Curry

I know the term curry gets attached to a lot of dishes, and to be honest it doesn’t actually apply to a specific dish. It’s more of a cuisine. Think of the different types of curry you can have: balti, bhuna, biriyani, madras, josh, vindaloo, masala, dopiasa, etc. I can’t name them all, but they…

Lemon Lime Yoghurt Cake

It’s been a hectic first week of holidays, with seeing friends and family, while also being a bridesmaid for one of my best friends. I have eaten a lot of delicious food, and had lots of amazing meals made for me. I haven’t done much cooking, except for the occasional stir-frying of vegetables. Now that…

Walnut & Chocolate Chip Brownies

Yep. You better believe that the last recipe of the school year is a brownie recipe. I warned you that this blog could turn into a brownie blog over time. It’s already started! But these are the best, fudgy-on-the-inside, crispy-on-the-outside brownies ever. I apologise for being so quiet the past couple of weeks. We’ve been…

Vanilla Coconut Protein Balls

I’ve recently started going to Strongman sessions, which I am still in love with. It starts at an awkward time for me, at 11am, because I’m usually the type of person to get up early and have an early breakfast, then have lunch by 12. But I’ve had to mix my schedule up a bit…