Pasta

I have been making and eating a lot of pasta since my trip to Italy in December. I don’t have my own machine but a family friend kindly lent me hers to get me started. It is much easier than I thought, just time consuming. But the time invested is worth it. Yes, there are…

Sourdough Croissants

  I want to branch out (sourdough wise) and make things other than bread and pancakes. For the last two weekends I have made sourdough croissants. They were easier to make than I anticipated and less labour intensive than bread. If you have a healthy starter you should give them a go! I used From the Grapevine’s recipe.  At…

Butter Chicken

I’m spicing up my curry life! Haha!  Seriously though.   I used to make a lentil curry most Monday nights using Patak’s curry paste because it was quick and healthy. But I was getting bored with the routine and I wanted to learn more about the characteristics of different spices. A coworker told me about…

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.  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…

Crunchy Chicken à 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…

Chicken Salad Sandwich

For Monday’s lunch I had one of my go-to sandwich fillings, chicken salad. It is a light yet filling option that leaves me satisfied for hours. I made it on Sunday evening, brought some of it to work in a tupperware and then put it in a toasted wholemeal baguette at lunchtime. Monday morning is…

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…

Granola

I make granola every week so I always have something in the cupboard for breakfast and snacks. I usually add a few spoonfuls on top of my porridge for added crunch and sweetness, or I have some with a grated apple and yoghurt as a snack when I get home from work. The original recipe…