Pimientos de padron….

Pimientos de padron are a little green pepper indigenous to Spain. They’re considered the ‘russian roulette’ of veggies  as about one in ten (or some say one in thirty) are spicy, but the others are mild.  As the saying  goes ‘Os pementos de Padrón, uns pican e outros non.’ This means ‘some are spicy and some are […]

Butternut squash soup with smoked paprika.

My friends keep telling me to blog more…so here goes it. Delicious, easy, scrumptious soup. Ingredients  1 small red onion – chopped 2 cloves of garlic – chopped 2-3 stems of celery – chopped 1 parsnip – chopped 3 -4 sage leaves 1/4 cup red lentils 2 cups roasted butternut squash Chop the vegetables into […]

Bruschetta which is then recycled into Panzanella

I have a confession to make, I spend far too much money on food. It’s a problem I think. Partly fuelled by the desire to have the most stocked cupboards in all of St Andrews and partly because it comforts me. I enjoy knowing that I can feasibly whip up any meal I choose. This […]

Saf London – Review and Inspiration

I’m the kind of person that plans their trip around their plate. If I know somewhere has terrible food, I won’t go. (Need I remind those who know me about the infamous 18lbs weight gain a few summers ago when the food in upstate NY went from freezer to fryer and onto my ass…) Anyway…I […]

Sugar Free, Dairy Free Banana Loaf of Happiness

I don’t often make anything sugar free so this was a new and epic achievement. The banana loaf of happiness was born from some store cupboard ingredient and four very ripe, very old and very miserable bananas. I also wanted loaf and a cup of tea. This hit the spot. Plus my dad can eat […]

Pasta Fun!

For dinner I made a quicky pasta. I boiled up the pasta and then let it drain in a colander in the sink. In the same pot I gently sautéed onions and garlic. Then added a whole bag of spinach, two vine tomatoes cut into quarters, 1/3 cup white wine, 1tbs soya butter, olive oil, a […]

Brunch Me!

I have resits in a week and truth be told I was utterly dreading them. I was pretty miserable about it and kind of depressed, but today luckily everything sort of fell into place. I’m far more confident and actually looking forward to them. I’ve also been really lucky in that my parents have paid […]

Sell your shoes aubergine dip. (It’s that good.)

I cannot explain how much I love this, in fact I used to have severe cravings and have made friends eat Lebanese food at all sorts of crazy hours. I’d never actually figured out that it was incredibly easy to make and provides a pretty healthy delicious, dip for lunch or snacking. Aubergines or eggplants […]