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 souredContinue reading “Nachos with Chipotle Sauce and Sides”

Parsley and Harissa Puy Lentil Bowl

I was looking for something really quick and easy to make for lunch a few days ago, and I decided to give microwavable puy lentils a try. The ones I’ve used are in a pouch, and can be microwaved or pan fried for two minutes, so are really convenient compared to dried lentils. Although puyContinue reading “Parsley and Harissa Puy Lentil Bowl”

Lemony Pesto Pasta with Roasted Veg and Feta

I felt like making something a little more spring-like this week, so I’ve tried to include more fresh flavours with my winter favourites. It’s still not quite warm enough yet to let go of roasted veg and comforting pasta dishes, but I love using lemon and feta alongside these more seasonal ingredients for a perfectContinue reading “Lemony Pesto Pasta with Roasted Veg and Feta”

Food Spot: Shambles Kitchen

I’m visiting my friends in York at the moment and on my first day here we went to the town centre, where Shambles Kitchen came thoroughly recommended from my friends Jack and Wilem. The cafe sits on a tiny winding street with only a few seats inside, however it doesn’t feel cramped or strained forContinue reading “Food Spot: Shambles Kitchen”

Smokey Butternut Squash Bruschetta

I only used half a baked butternut squash in my last recipe, so this a good way to use up the leftover squash without having to buy too many ingredients. Although bruschetta is usually made using raw tomatoes, I’ve roasted them with red onions, garlic and olive oil to complement the paprika in the squash.Continue reading “Smokey Butternut Squash Bruschetta”

Sweetcorn Fritters with Avocado Dip

Making any kind of fritter/burger is a really good way to get veg into your system without just having it as a side dish. These little cakes are really tasty and good for you, as well as being easy to make for a light lunch. For this recipe to work, you’ll need to have someContinue reading “Sweetcorn Fritters with Avocado Dip”

Quick Red Pepper Fajitas with Salsa

Fajitas should be in everyone’s collection of recipes, they’re real crowd pleasers and are quick and easy to make at short notice. I love cooking these for my family as they’re a particular favourite of my brother, and although he (and alot of you!) may prefer to use chicken, I’ve used red pepper and redContinue reading “Quick Red Pepper Fajitas with Salsa”

Spicy Carrot and Red Lentil Soup

Making soup is a great way to use up any extra vegetables (the carrots are from the tagine I made in my last post) as well as delicious and cheap. It’s been freezing cold recently so I’ve been itching to make a good, hearty soup to look forward to after lectures! I’ve made this oneContinue reading “Spicy Carrot and Red Lentil Soup”

Food Spot: Grill Market

I’ve been wanting to give Grill Market a try for weeks, and recently I finally managed to visit with my friend Tammy for a break between lectures! Relatively tucked away on Theobald’s Road, Holborn, this spot offers up a really lovely interior and atmosphere with welcoming staff, delicious sandwiches and variety of salads. The insideContinue reading “Food Spot: Grill Market”