Sunshine pasta: Tomato, ricotta and basil macaroni

My sunshine pasta is exactly the kind of thing I like to cook, midweek, when there’s still some sun lingering on from the day, but it’s getting a bit nippy outside. The sweet tomatoes complement the creamy ricotta and little bites of basil very nicely too. It’s safe to say I think I’ve found myContinue reading “Sunshine pasta: Tomato, ricotta and basil macaroni”

Spaghetti with cavolo nero, chestnuts and ricotta

This is the kind of dinner you can knock up in about 15 minutes – it’s really easy and, most importantly, delicious. It’s also a nice way to eat more greens – which can prove difficult when it’s cold and all you want to eat is potatoes! I love the ricotta in this recipe, butContinue reading “Spaghetti with cavolo nero, chestnuts and ricotta”

Clementine Drizzle Cake

Clementines really are at their best at this time of year. This is exactly why I couldn’t bring myself to throw away some slightly squishy little fruits in our fruit bowl that hadn’t quite made the mark. Instead of going in the bin, they’ve been repurposed in the form of this tasty clementine cake withContinue reading “Clementine Drizzle Cake”

Lemon, honey and thyme polenta cake

This recipe is loosely based on Jamie Oliver’s five ingredient orange and polenta cake from his new TV show, Jamie’s Quick and Easy Food. I’ve been trialling a few recipes from the current series and I’ve so far found them to be really quite good. I’ve adapted this one to include lemon and thyme insteadContinue reading “Lemon, honey and thyme polenta cake”

Broccoli Pesto

In my books, there is nothing better on a weeknight than a simple, satisfying supper, whipped up in less than half an hour. If you’re anything like me, then pasta is always a go-to for dinner, and my broccoli pesto certainly peps pasta up a bit! Now you may be thinking- why ruin a wonderfulContinue reading “Broccoli Pesto”

Za’atar stuffed tomatoes with minty yoghurt

It’s amazing what you can make with the ingredients at the back of your fridge. I bought these tomatoes for a curry and I didn’t just want to make a standard pasta sauce with them- and then these stuffed tomatoes were born! I love the savouriness of these plump parcels, the filling is almost meatyContinue reading “Za’atar stuffed tomatoes with minty yoghurt”

Rosewater Lemonade

In a last ditch attempt at creating summer in my kitchen, I decided to throw together this floral, fizzy concoction, and it actually turned out quite well. All prompted by my absolute bargain find in the world food isle of my local Morrisons (shout out to Stoke Newington branch) of two bottles of gorgeous rosewaterContinue reading “Rosewater Lemonade”

Port Stewed Plums with Mascarpone Cream and Oaty Crumble

It seems as if September has come around all too quickly this year. In London, the balmy evenings of August have suddenly turned cooler with a decidedly autumnal nip in the air. Although I am sad to say goodbye to the summer months, with the onset of cooler weather comes the bounty of September produce:Continue reading “Port Stewed Plums with Mascarpone Cream and Oaty Crumble”

Recipe Review: Delicious Magazine’s Broccoli and Almond Salad

I recently made this dish for a celebratory dinner with my housemates, and it went down very well indeed. Far from boring old boiled broccoli, this salad screams ‘eat me’ with it’s garlic oil coated chopped almonds and heat from fresh strips of red and green chillies. This recipe is from the July 2017 editionContinue reading “Recipe Review: Delicious Magazine’s Broccoli and Almond Salad”

Summer Risotto

It may be raining heavily outside right now, but hopefully this summer risotto recipe will bring some sunshine into your kitchen. A perfect mixture of comforting cheesiness and fresh green veg and lemon, a summer risotto is perfect for this time of year when the weather can be a bit dodgy, and you’d like aContinue reading “Summer Risotto”