Who is Yotam Ottolenghi?

It is safe to say that Ottolenghi is very in fashion in the culinary world. His most famous cookery book, Jerusalem, sold like hot cakes and his column in the guardian is very well received. He has recently appeared on Radio 4s Desert Island Disks, and has opened numerous restaurants in London (fingers crossed they…

Easy peasy vegan cake recipe

So we are halfway through February – diets are a thing of the past and we are all up for a slice of cake again, hoorah! This cake recipe is one I have adapted and I scale it up & down to fit the size of the tin and what I want to make flavour…

New year, new healthy you?

For many people, the changing of the year brings about a change in their attitude towards health and food. I, for one, fall into that category and have had a burst of enthusiasm towards getting fit and healthy. One way I have pledged to do this is by drastically cutting back the amount of meat…

Simple cheap recipes #2 Easy cheesy Lentils!

This one was a camping favourite so it’s really easy to prepare, it’s not glamorous but it’s filling, comforting and cheap. You will need: medium size pan 1-2 tspn olive or vegetable oil 1 onion 1-2 cloves garlic 1 teaspoon mustard (optional) Cheese grated (any as cheap as you like) about 100g Dried red split…

Simple cheap starter recipes for first time cooks.

This one goes out to all students out there who are facing the prospect of cooking for yourself for the first time. You arrive at Uni with a random assortment of pans and cutlery supplied by IKEA or your nan.So far you have avoided the kitchen. For the sake of your health, waistline and bank…

Using up natures bounty and disasters – Recipes and ideas.

It’s that time of year when fellow gardeners and allotmenters are showing off huge crops of juicy red tomatoes, huge marrows and baskets of beans and peas. Yes, but it doesn’t always go that way. What exactly can you do with gluts of veg or failed veg like green tomatoes? Green tomatoes are a tricky…

Banana & Blueberry Overnight Oats

A fuss-free breakfast for early starters! Don’t have time for breakfast? Make it the day before! Prep Time: 5 mins  |   Difficulty: Easy    |    Price: £ Serving Size: One person. INGREDIENTS 1 banana, roughly chopped 2 tablespoons greek yoghurt 200ml almond milk 1 scoop (30g) protein powder 75g rolled oats Vanilla extract A handful of pistachios or…

#LoveFood: freezing tips

One way of not wasting food is to freeze it while it’s still fresh. With some produce it can be a bit of a faff but definitely worth it to save it from ending up in the bin and to save some money as well. First of all, a few basic freezing tips and advice:…

Allotment Alert

Like our ‘summer bodies’, all the hard work happens during the Winter at the allotment. All the cold afternoons and rainy days have paid off, because I now have an allotment growing with delicious produce! This weekend we picked the rhubarb and the broad beans. We planted these back in October so to be able…