Roman Holiday

I have never struggled to treat myself. This Christmas I got myself a slightly larger than usualΒ present- four days in Rome, which had been on my list of places to visit for a long time. I had already been to Florence many years ago, which I loved. The only problem with Italy is I have…

Spinach Broccoli Pie

For tonight’s dinner I made a veggie pie with spinach, broccoli and feta cheese. I had some leftover pate brisee dough and I wanted to make something that would give leftovers for lunch tomorrow. This was just right! I love the rich, buttery pie crust that somehow tastes virtuous when paired with all those greens.

Salmon Teriyaki

  I realised recently that despite loving seafood, I hardly ever cook it at home. This needed to be remedied. I wanted something quick, easy and tasty that would also leave plenty of leftovers. This recipe for Salmon Teriyaki from Rasa MalaysiaΒ hit the spot. It was filling yet light and I made a noodle salad…

Meal Prep : Chicken Pot Pie, Mexican Lasagne and Granola Bars

I have a very busy schedule this week so I won’t have much time for cooking. In order to feel prepared and avoid getting hangry I spent some time on Saturday afternoon cooking meals in advance to freeze so I will always have something fresh and healthy available. Β A stitch in time saves nine! First…

Falafel

I love a good veggie burger. Hearty, light and nutritious, it has got to be one of my favourite meals. They are also easy to make ahead so are a fantastic option for busy days when you need to eat fast! I prepped these late last night before I went to bed. Then when I…

Asian Market Haul / Meat Free Monday

One of the upsides of going to work is that I pass the Asian Supermarket on my way home everyday. Walking up and down the aisles reminds me of when I lived in Vietnam and gives me lots of cooking ideas! Today, as usual, I found some great products at excellent prices. I bought a…

Crunchy Chicken Γ  la Nigella

Nigella Lawson has been one my personal heroes since childhood. While meat is certainly not my favourite thing to cook I will do anything she recommends. I find boneless, skinless chicken breasts can be quite boring but this recipe looked like a yummy way to serve them, and it was! I’ll link Nigella’s recipe here…

Chicken Pot Pie

For dinner tonight I made another one of my most-cooked recipes, chicken pot pie. I have been making it regularly for many years. It’s a great, all-in-one meal that contains carbs, protein and fresh vegetables – no need to make any side dishes! I used : 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, poached, chopped into bitesize…

Black Bean Chili with Veggie Fritters

My food goal for today was to make dinner without having to go to the supermarket. I succeeded! I made a black bean chili, using up some frozen leftover black beans and one of my favourite pantry essentials, tinned tomatoes. As a side, I made veggie fritters using frozen sweetcorn and a green pepper. For…

Vegetarian Sheperd’s Pie

I usually keep Wednesday evenings free from commitments and take a mid-week break. One of the best ways to recharge my batteries is to cook a nice dinner that I wouldn’t have time for on other days. This comforting shepherd’s pie is one of my favourite meals of all time. I make it almost every…

Sweet Potato Jackets

Tonight I made baked, Mexican sweet potato jackets for dinner. I loosely followed The Happy Pear‘s recipe but I didn’t have some of what they called for and I made them non-vegan by melting cheese on top. They were simple to make, delicious, healthy and will definitely become a regular meal for me. I even…

Aubergine Stew

For today’s dinner I freestyled an aubergine stew/very thick pasta sauce. I had planned on making a middle-eastern flavoured dish but when I realised I was missing quite a few ingredients I improvised this instead. It won’t win any photo contests but it was delicious and healthy. I ate it with some gnocchi and have…