Meet Sarah

THIS WEEK’S STRANGER:  Sarah, yoga instructor The story behind the stranger: I was at Balance Festival last Sunday and, seeing as I got there early enough, I decided to go to the group meditation class. I’ve experimented with meditation in the past and often use the Headspace app which features a straight-talking man named Andy who…

Simple sautéed asparagus with a lemon and caper dressing

Asparagus is best served simply. It has such a gorgeous flavour that it needs very little to bring it to life. A glug of oil, a good grind of salt and pepper, a squeeze of lemon and some parmesan shavings are more than enough to impress with this veggie. I’ve suggested a lemon and caper…

Rosemary roast lamb with asparagus, parsnips and salsa verde

In my opinion, roast lamb makes the best Sunday lunch. The meat is so flavoursome and is paired with the best condiment… mint sauce! Growing up we rarely had Sunday roasts as my mum was the only one in the family that could cook, so 3 meals a day, every day for 4 people was pretty…

Smokey baked beans

I first had homemade baked beans at my favourite little brunch spot in Canterbury, called the Refectory Kitchen. I would go pretty often with friends from uni and always loved the rustic, chunky baked beans they served alongside the full fry up. My housemate and I then borrowed the concept and began trying and testing…

Salsa verde

I LOVE salsa verde. It’s tangy, sharp and packed full of flavour and can be batch-made on a Sunday, ready for the week ahead. I take every opportunity to dollop it on top of my dinner, but it works best with lamb, chicken, white fish, roasted veggies, halloumi and green salads. I even like to…

What I learnt at the HBC summit

On the Saturday of the Easter weekend I went to the HBC (Health Bloggers Community) summit at The Hoxton hotel in Shoreditch. The day was filled with fitness and meditation classes; social media, marketing and photography workshops; panel discussions with the likes of Pixie Turner, The Angry Chef and Alice Liveing; and a whole load…

LENT – I did it!

Lent is over! 40 days and 40 nights of cocoa cravings and no chocolate deserts ends with a chocolate brownie for breakfast, followed by two days of Easter eggs, profiteroles and chocolate hot cross buns. Yummy! Once I get going, Lent is never as hard as I think it’s going to be. The first few…

Lime and coriander chicken kebabs with couscous tabbouleh

It’s basically summer (it’s not, it was just a hot weekend) and that means the barbecues are coming! Dining alfresco, a table full of fresh and scrummy salads, sparkly drinks and sizzling kebabs on the barbie… I can’t wait! Until then, grab your griddle pan and some fresh limes and whip up this quick and…

Smile with a stranger

THIS WEEK’S STRANGER: Toby, from Shelter The story behind the stranger: I was wondering through Covent Garden for work a few months back, taking photos of all the West End ad campaigns we had running at the time. It was freezing and I was picturing my scarf that I’d accidentally left on my bed that morning…

Salted caramel flapjacks

Who doesn’t love a salted caramel flapjack? These little squares of joy are sticky, sweet and slightly salty and are the perfect afternoon treat for the Easter weekend. They can be made with butter or coconut oil and honey or maple syrup making them vegan friendly and completely delicious. They’re a fab bake for kids…

Roasted broccoli and halloumi salad with a lemon and caper dressing

A woman I work with has an allotment and grows all the best veggies, including purple sprouting broccoli, my favourite food on the planet. Earlier this week we were discussing food, as we often do, and she told me how much she loves to grow her own produce as there’s a real sense of satisfaction…