Behind the Screens – October

Hey friends, welcome back. This post is in two parts – the why and the what. If you’re not a fan of reading, or you just wanna get to the money, head to the what. If you’ve got 5 minutes and a coffee, stick with the why. It’s gonna be fun. This will be a…

Lunchbox – coconut rice and kidney bean bowl

Fluffy, pillowy, coconutty rice is my new favourite thing. It’s so much better than bog standard rice because it’s so fragrant and light and scrummy and you should seize any rice-making opportunity you get from here on out and turn it into coconutty rice, okay? Okay. Another thing I’m loving about this lunchbox set up…

Roasted butternut squash, red pepper and lentil salad

The One With All The Thanksgivings Remember in Friends when Joey gets a turkey stuck on his head and tries to deflect his embarrassment onto Ross? It goes like this: Chandler: ‘Hahaha you did look like an idiot’ Joey: ‘Yeah well I wasn’t the only one that looked stupid. Remember when Ross tried to say…

6 ingredient butternut squash curry

Yes yes yes this is a good one. You know when you want something packed full of flavour that’s warm and filling and so delicious that you spend all morning at your desk thinking about it? Something with a big fat helping of veggies so you feel great about yourself as you eat it but…

Lunchbox – chipotle butterbean falafels

I’ve developed a small [MAJOR] obsession with chipotle sauce and I can’t stop using it. It’s in my mayo. It’s in my yoghurt. It’s on my eggs. And now, it’s in my FALAFEL. Life with chipotle sauce is so extremely delicious. Thanks to a little bottle of KANKUN (that’s the brand I use, simply because the…

Spiced aubergine, feta and hazelnut salad

I can’t go to a barbecue empty handed. And it’s not [necessarily] because I’m a super generous guest that wants to help. It’s because I get jealous when other people do the cooking. Sounds ridiculous I know, but I love cooking so much that I rarely go a day without it. And if I’m headed…

July Highlights – BBQs, making friends and a sexy kitchen gadget

This is such a boring, small-talk, adult thing to say, but how can it be August already? Exciting fun things have happened and the weather has been GLORIOUS, but this month seems to have Ferrari-d past, leaving a hot sweaty dust trail behind it. Which is why I’m late with the highlights. Sorry guys. BUT…

Lunchbox – Roasted tomato and brown rice salad

Okay, elephant in the room. Does ‘rice and tomatoes’ count as a recipe? Well, the other day, while cooking, I was listening to an episode on the Unravelling podcast with host, Lauren Barber, and healthy food blogger, Vicky Shilling. Vicky mentioned she had once shared a poached eggs and avocado on toast recipe on her…

Sundried tomato chicken with mango slaw and a herby dressing

I’ve never been one for sweet and savoury. Sweet and sour pork from the Chinese takeaway haunts my childhood and raisins in my dinner? No thank you. When I became a real proper grown up however, my tastebuds must have matured, because a) I now like raisins, and b) I’ll willingly put sweet fruit in…