Green Pearl Barley Risotto

The world is currently in turmoil, and there is a seismic shift occurring right now. I don’t know why the murder of George Floyd is the straw that broke the camel’s back, because I know the Black people have been protesting against discrimination by the police for decades. But, for some reason, something has clicked….

Okra Polenta Fritters

I had a friend leave Hong Kong a few months ago, and was given all of her cooking supplies – including 800 grams of polenta. So I’ve been finding ways to use it, as it’s not something I normally have at home. Given the need to social distance, and reduce our contact with others as…

Quick & Easy Pasta

Sometimes you don’t want to spend ages prepping and making dinner. Sometimes, you just want something simple and delicious that doesn’t require a lot of effort. Despite all of the cooking and baking that I do, believe me when I say that I get it. I definitely spend my fair share of nights not wanting…

Kale and Soba Noodle Stir Fry

Some days all you need is a super quick and easy meal that doesn’t require a lot of effort, nor is there a strict recipe to follow. I always feel uncertain as to whether I should share some of this easier recipe with you all. In my head, you all know how to throw together…

Vegan Bowl of Green

I promised more vegetarian friendly dishes, and this one is easy as anything. I never knew green tea noodles existed until a friend cooked dinner for me a couple of months ago. They’re soba noodles, so they’re lighter that your typical egg and wheat noodles, if that’s important to you. You can add any vegetables…

Vegan Sun-dried Tomato & Artichoke Chickpea Pasta

I was browsing Marks & Spencer Food the other day, and came across chickpea pasta. It’s literally just chickpea flour and water – so it’s gluten-free and vegan. Plus being made of chickpeas, it’s also lower in carbohydrates for those who are trying to reduce their simple carb intake. On this same browse, I came…

Lasagna Two Ways

You know me. You know I am all about that comfort food life. And what isn’t comforting about a dish of lasagna to share with friends and family (or to feed yourself over a few days)? I haven’t made lasagna that often, as when you are making it from scratch it can be a two-…

Mushroom Miso Noodle Soup

I never used to like miso soup. I was never a fan of tofu either (except Mapo Tofu). But I’ve changed my taste, clearly. Having learned that as long as tofu is prepared properly (i.e. most of the water is pressed out of it) it tastes good, I’ve been happy to include tofu in my…

Chickpea Buddha Bowl

What on earth is a Buddha bowl, you may ask? Well, while these bowls of goodness have many different names, thanks to the power of the internet, this is the most likely origin for the name: “Buddha woke up before dawn every morning and carried his bowl through the roads or paths wherever he was…

Butternut Squash & Spinach Risotto

You know me. I love risotto. I love your classic mushroom risotto, and I love different flavours of risotto. One thing I’ve been cooking a lot recently is butternut squash. It’s strange, it was never something we ever had at home. Mum never really made pumpkin or squash-based dishes at home. Courgettes, absolutely. Aubergine, of…

Kale & Broccoli Rice

I had some rice leftover from dinner the other day, and I didn’t want it to go to waste. But, I didn’t really fancy just having the rice as it was as a side dish, nor did I feel like making fried rice. So, I got my hands on some kale and broccoli, chucked it…

Spinach & Goat’s Cheese Ravioli

Ever since making fresh pasta over the summer, I’ve been thinking about when I was going to buy a pasta roller and get making some fresh pasta. Lo and behold, I didn’t have to. When a friend was cleaning out her house, she found an old one that nobody used, but was in perfect condition….