Dinner Parties and Cooking for Friends: Tips for Students

I absolutely love cooking for my friends and family, there's nothing quite like sitting down to a tasty meal with plenty to drink and some  of your favourite people around you. Cooking for others is such a satisfying and enjoyable thing to do, one that your friends too will appreciate (I hope) and may even … Continue reading Dinner Parties and Cooking for Friends: Tips for Students

Lemon, Basil and Courgette Tagliatelle

This recipe is really quick and easy, perfect for a midweek dinner. I love the courgette and lemon combination, although you may have trouble getting the courgettes needed for this recipe due to the Spanish vegetable crisis! This is also a really easy recipe to make for one, a whole courgette seems like a lot … Continue reading Lemon, Basil and Courgette Tagliatelle

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

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 is … Continue reading Vegetable Goulash

Creamy Vegetable Curry

It's January, usually a time for stringent dieting and new routines involving resolutions, green juice and a silly amount of kale.  Hopefully this recipe will be less miserably healthy and more delicious! There's still loads of veg involved, but it's nice and hearty and warming, not too spicy with a silky yoghurt and coconut sauce. … Continue reading Creamy Vegetable Curry

Pumpkin, Coconut and Ginger Soup

Pumpkin always makes the silkiest soups and is a great autumnal ingredient, however if you can't find pumpkin then any other kind of squash also works well here. I really enjoyed making this soup as it's really easy as well as making ordinary winter veg a little more interesting by incorporating Thai flavours. Ingredients (Serves … Continue reading Pumpkin, Coconut and Ginger Soup

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!)  whilst … Continue reading Chickpea, Coconut and Almond Curry