Mushroom and sage tagliatelle with garlic breadcrumbs

It's cold outside. Let's just make a bowl of pasta and be done with it. This recipe is pretty easy and super tasty, you could use cheddar if you don't have parmesan and I can use any mushrooms you like. You don't have to make the breadcrumbs but I really like adding a bit of … Continue reading Mushroom and sage tagliatelle with garlic breadcrumbs

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Cheddar and Leek Risotto

Risotto is a lovely, comforting dish to cook in colder months. This one is a little bit 'Nigel Slater' inspired, using mostly traditionally British ingredients such as onions, leeks, cheddar and chives for a lovely creamy risotto. You can use the basic recipe of butter, oil, rice, celery, onion and cheese as a base for … Continue reading Cheddar and Leek Risotto

Food Spot: Vanilla Black Kennington

I pass this little place, barely a month old, almost daily on my bus route to and from lectures and I've wanted to make a visit for a while now.  Vanilla Black, no connection with the famous vegetarian restaurant, is set on Windmill row, a set of a few gorgeous multi coloured shops, cafes and … Continue reading Food Spot: Vanilla Black Kennington

Simple Quesadillas

I simplified one of my favourite quesadilla recipes for this post, there aren't any extra vegetables in these which makes them really simple and easy to make. These quesadillas are almost like a mexican cheese toastie, with a few added extras! I've served with soured cream for a fresh taste against the cheese, onion and … Continue reading Simple Quesadillas

Food Spot: Shake Shack

I've been on my perfect veggie burger quest again! This week when out with friends we decided to celebrate the end of the term with a visit to Covent Garden's Shake Shack, and I was not disappointed. The restaurant is like upmarket fast food, you choose from the menu and place your order then wait … Continue reading Food Spot: Shake Shack

Nachos with Chipotle Sauce and Sides

I love Mexican food, and nachos are one of my absolute favourite dishes. At home with my family, I would make these as part of a Mexican feast with chilli, fajitas or tacos. Away at uni I like to make these as a dish in their own right, with fresh avocado, limes, tomatoes and soured … Continue reading Nachos with Chipotle Sauce and Sides

The Ultimate Cheese Toastie with Sweet Chilli Sauce

This is one of my all time favourite comfort foods, it's inspired by a Jamie Oliver recipe but I've only included one type of cheese here. You can use your favourite type of cheese, favourite bread and favourite sauce, this meal is about making something delicious that you love. The cayenne pepper adds a hit … Continue reading The Ultimate Cheese Toastie with Sweet Chilli Sauce