Artichoke Spaghetti with Crème Fraîche

DSC09507If you have never eaten a whole artichoke before let me tell you about this very satisfying experience. You buy the artichoke which is hard and spiny like a giant pine cone meets acorn. All that is needed to prepare it is a couple of inches of boiling water in a large pan, then simply
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Sweet Potato Pancakes with Avocado Salsa

sweet potato pancakes
I don’t think i’ll be making any pancakes tomorrow since I am in South Africa with work. Maybe if i’m lucky they will include them in the breakfast buffet, but thats not really the fun of pancakes is it? It’s the whisking and frying and flipping part thats fun – well it is for me anyway. Continue reading

Spicy Chickpea Stew: World hunger day recipe

IMG_5520As part of World Hunger Day , 28th May 2015 The Hunger Project and MyVoucherCodes are challenging people to “Dine under the line”, the poverty line that is, by creating recipes which cost only 33p per person. I must admit I thought that a lot of what I was already eating would come in at about that price, but it turns out that 33p really is a teeny budget for a meal unless you plan to live off instant noodles Continue reading

Healthy Broccoli Soup with Spicy Sunflower Seeds

IMG_5349Spring is officially in the air, I have returned to Manchester and there are actually some people walking around BARED LEGGED, what a novelty. It’s really great as I don’t have much work on at the moment so I get to sit in my kitchen pottering about on my laptop staring out of the big windows at all the students, families and local lunatics on my street making the most of the sun. Continue reading