My slow cooker was one of the best presents I received for my wedding. Although I’m aware this statement makes me sound a little old (and maybe a bit sad?) it’s the truth. Slow cookers are just amazing – you throw in a bunch of stuff, set the timer and when you come home at the end of the day you open the door to the smell of amazing food and lo and behold there’s a perfectly cooked dinner ready and waiting. It’s just so easy, but it also makes the food so delicious as it keeps in all the moisture and makes everything really tender. Continue reading
Porridge is just the perfect breakfast – it’s so easy and quick to make, great if you’re on a budget, AND it’s super filling and so delicious. I’m totally obsessed with it at the moment – it’s so comforting and nourishing, and a real energy booster.
Some people think of porridge as a bit bland or boring, or that you should only eat it in winter. But a warming breakfast is good for you all year round, and in summer it tastes so good with seasonal fruits like berries and peaches. Continue reading
Valentine’s day is fast approaching again and whilst I’m not a fan of going out to dinner to a restaurant full of couples where the food is overpriced and menus often ‘set’ (read: limited), it is nice to celebrate love once in a while.
It’s not often we get the chance to tell our loved ones just how grateful we are for them putting up with us, and I’m not just talking about other halves here – friends and family deserve some Valentine’s day gratitude too I think. So whilst I don’t really agree with the commercialisation of February 14th (you’ll find me and Mr H at home, probably on the sofa eating a takeaway) I like the fact that it gives us that little nudge that perhaps we all need from time to time to tell our nearest and dearest (and ourselves!) just how amazingly awesome they are. Continue reading
These are possibly the most delicious thing I have ever tasted and what’s more, you don’t even need a) an oven and b) a food processor to get involved. AND they only require five ingredients and take just a couple of minutes to make. Mind-blowing stuff huh? Continue reading
I can’t even begin to explain how much I love peanut butter – it’s honestly my favourite food ever. So when I found out about peanut flour (which has much less fat than peanut butter but tastes equally as yummy) I was dying to create something delicious with it.
Given that it’s almost pancake day (not that we need an excuse to have pancakes, they’re a bit of a weekend special in our house these days) what could be more perfect than peanut butter pancakes? I’m drooling just thinking about them. Continue reading
Carrot cake is one of my all time favourite cakes, it always has been. I’m a massive chocoholic, but ever since I was little I could never resist a slice of moist, rich, spiced carrot cake with that delicious cream cheese frosting.
It’s such a random idea for a dessert though isn’t it? I mean I know these days there are sweet potato brownies or chocolate cakes that count beetroot or courgette among their ingredients, but vegetables hiding in baked goods seems to be a pretty new phenomenon, except for our beloved carrot cake. Not only bloody delicious, but so ahead of its time. And who thought up the idea of cream cheese frosting? Whoever it was, I salute them. Or I used to salute them, these days I’d probably ask them if they’d considered giving up dairy and point them in the direction of my blog. Continue reading
Everything tastes better coated in chocolate – fact. Especially strawberries. These raw chocolate covered strawberries are such a fabulous little dish to serve your dinner party guests over an after dinner coffee (or fresh mint tea in my case) and they look really impressive too, but they won’t take you more than five minutes to prepare! Continue reading
January. The month after the most fun month of the year. Many of us are feeling like perhaps we overdid it a little during the festive season, and I’m not just talking about food (and alcohol). Money seems to weirdly disappear into some crazy Christmas vortex between 24th December and 1st January, and we end up wondering where it all went. In my case Christmas sales are often to blame, for Mr H his patronage of many a London pub sees to it that we are both equally broke come the beginning of January. Continue reading
Pasta bake used to be one of those dishes I’d make if I fancied something warming, comforting and indulgent for dinner. And while I’d always enjoy it while eating it, I’d also always feel bloated, lethargic and a bit gross after eating it. But luckily for me (and now you too) it’s totally possible to have all of the yum with none of the stodge.
Whenever I go and visit my cousins in Israel, I end up on the aubergine diet. I just can’t help it – though I may flirt with hummus, falafel, israeli salad and shakshouka, if I see a menu and there’s an aubergine on it, it’s all I can think about ordering. I never seem to tire of it; the combination of fresh coriander, creamy tahini and aubergine charred on the outside and soft and fleshy on the inside is just beyond heavenly. Continue reading