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 evenContinue 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 lotContinue 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 forContinue 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 isContinue reading “Vegetable Goulash”

Three Days in Dublin

Happy New Year! This January will have been 2 years since I started my blog, thank you so much for reading over the last couple of years and I hope you enjoy this little travel guide of my most recent trip.  For New Year a group of my friends and I decided to make aContinue reading “Three Days in Dublin”

Cranberry and Apple Mince Pies

One of my favourite parts of Christmas celebrations is cooking and baking for friends and family in the couple of weeks up until the big day.  I’ve been lucky enough for the past two years to have my lovely housemates to cook a Christmas meal for, which I love to do and hopefully they tooContinue reading “Cranberry and Apple Mince Pies”

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 (ServesContinue 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!)  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”