Vegetable Goulash

One-pot casserole dishes are one of my favourite things to cook on a busy weeknight. They are easy to make, don’t use too many bits of kitchen equipment and are lovely and warming for chilly January nights. If you know me well, you may have noticed I have included MUSHROOMS in this recipe, which isContinue reading “Vegetable Goulash”

Chickpea, Coconut and Almond Curry

It’s been quite some time again since I’ve posted any recipes, but I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things with the new academic year, despite it being very busy so far.  I recently ate at the Trading Post Railway Carriage in Lopen (complete with new double decker bus seating area!)  whilstContinue reading “Chickpea, Coconut and Almond Curry”

Chilli Mint Smashed New Potatoes

I really love this quick potato recipe, potatoes can be dull if just plainly boiled so I think the addition of chilli and fresh herbs in this recipe is a great idea.  This is also a good way to use up any leftover soft herbs and chillis you have knocking about in your fridge.  I’veContinue reading “Chilli Mint Smashed New Potatoes”

Smokey Beans

Beans are a really important part of my diet, I really enjoy cooking with them and eating them and I think they are a great way to make meals more interesting.  I make these smokey beans all the time, so I thought I’d share my recipe because it’s so versatile.  You could eat them onContinue reading “Smokey Beans”

Simple Lentil Bolognese

I’ve been really enjoying cooking my lentil bolognese this week, bolognese sauce in general reminds me of home and has become a much needed comfort food for me recently.  Lentils also have a really meaty texture and take on plenty of flavour when cooked, making them the perfect candidate for a bolognese in place ofContinue reading “Simple Lentil Bolognese”

Crispy Potato Rosti with Squashed Balsamic Tomatoes and Spinach

I love a good potato rosti, and I really love the combination of potato, sweet onions and rosemary in these ones.  Served with balsamic-y tomatoes and spinach, this makes a perfect light dinner or lunch.  You could always add more veg or some stuffed courgettes or peppers to make a bigger meal out of this,Continue reading “Crispy Potato Rosti with Squashed Balsamic Tomatoes and Spinach”

How to be a Good Student Cook

Whether you’re starting university in September or returning after a year of nuggets and Subway, this is your ultimate guide to being a good student cook. I feel like I need to include a disclaimer here, I am not saying that this is the dirt-cheapest way to feed yourself whilst away from the comforts ofContinue reading “How to be a Good Student Cook”

Piri Piri Butternut Squash and Sweetcorn Quinoa

I’ve been really wanting to try using quinoa in a recipe, however the mess and faff has always put me off cooking it, despite the obvious health benefits. According to BBC Good Food, Quinoa is pretty much the perfect ingredient! It has twice the protein content of other grains such as rice or barley asContinue reading “Piri Piri Butternut Squash and Sweetcorn Quinoa”

Food Spot: The Old Butcher’s Cafe

I was recently told that about this restaurant by family, hidden away in small village Shepton Beauchamp, The Old Butcher’s Cafe serves lunches and a Friday night supper club that has proven extremely popular. The venue is small but set out in a lovely way, with the kitchen open for all to see whats goingContinue reading “Food Spot: The Old Butcher’s Cafe”

Food Spot: The Trading Post Railway Carriage Cafe

I’ve been back in Somerset for the Easter holidays and one of the things I most wanted to do was eat at the Trading Post’s Railway Carriage Cafe. Situated to the side of the farm shop, this cafe is, as it says, in the carriage of an old fashioned train. There are a few booth-typeContinue reading “Food Spot: The Trading Post Railway Carriage Cafe”