Roasted Cherry and Goats Cheese Crostini

DSC08418 Have you ever tried old-school cherry-ade? It is a drink of a disconcerting blood-red colour fizzing with sickly chemicals which I’m pretty sure does not contain a single scrap of a real cherry. I remember having it as a child at my grandparents house where I found myself feeling Continue reading

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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

Polenta Brunch with Asparagus and Poached Egg

DSC07723This one is less of a recipe more of a food combination that I have been loving lately. I have eaten this a few times, at first I made my own balsamic glaze which is really very easy and the second time I bought it for comparison. Probably unsurprisingly making your own glaze tastes way better and is definitely 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

Rhubarb and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

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I’ve just come back from a week surfing in Portugal with the University surf club which was such a fun time. There were more than 40 of us staying in a huge villa with its own pool and outside bar. Despite a bit of dodgy weather at the beginning of the week we spent all day surfing and chilling on the beach followed by amazing dinners Continue reading