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…

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…

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Sometimes the thought of combining two amazing meals horrifies me. Why would we want to risk creating Frankenstein’s monster when the original is so damn good. But, if people never tried something new, we’d be stuck without the wheel or electricity, so I understand the excitement. Back in March a friend sent me a video…

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

I know I promised more vegetarian recipes, but this is too good not to post about. I ordered Jones’ BBQ Sauce after watching the Fab 5 work their magic during season 3 of Queer Eye. With the help of a friend and his friend, I was able to get the sauce from Kansas City to…

Cranberry Skillet Brownie

I feel like by the time I decide to stop adding to this blog, I’ll have 2 dozen brownie recipes on here for you to bake. I’m still a staunch believer in the basic, fudgy brownie, but I also feel that sometimes you need to shake things up a bit. Especially when you’ve got frozen…

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…