What do I eat & drink

A year of shopping locally

shopping locally

In May 2017 I set myself a 90 day challenge to buy all my food (eating in and out) from local independent retailers, at the end of the 90 days it had made such an impact on me that I committed to continuing supporting my local suppliers indefinitely.  A year later I’m proud to confirm … Continue reading A year of shopping locally

Cauliflower with Capers and Vinegar

Cauliflower with capers

Cauliflowers available in the UK all year round and I love finding different ways to cook them.  The humble cauliflower is often overlooked and I think the reason most people are a bit uninspired by them are because they’ve only ever eaten them overboiled and a bit smelly, or covered in cheese sauce to hide … Continue reading Cauliflower with Capers and Vinegar

Soya Bean and Chorizo

Soya Beans and Chorizo

The inspiration for this dish came from Omar Allibhoy recipe in Spanish Made Simple.  His recipe used fresh broad beans, but this was created on the fly one evening and these are the ingredients that I always have in the house, if you have fresh broad beans they would be great, but if you only … Continue reading Soya Bean and Chorizo

Granola Bars

These are a very sticky and soft rather than a crunchy Granola Bar, they are vegan and filled with lots of super ingredients like goji berries and chia seeds.  I will put a few in the fridge, however I wrap most of mine individually and store in the freezer, just taking out one when I … Continue reading Granola Bars

Pimped up Tabbouleh

If you havn’t tried my easy Tabbouleh then why not!?!  This is a pimped up version, you can either make it this way from scratch, or use this as inspiration to jazz up any plain leftovers you have.  I tend to sever the plain version as a side, and this version if it’s a stand … Continue reading Pimped up Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

This is such a versatile dish, made really simply with bulgur wheat and herbs it requires no cooking at all, just boiling water from the kettle.  It’s really important to get lots and lots of herbs, there should be equal quantities, at least, of wheat and herbs, it’s brilliant served with barbecued meat or fish, … Continue reading Tabbouleh

Greek Salad with Edamame Beans

Greek Salad with Edamame Beans

I know purists will hate me for adding beans to this salad, but I love their crunch texture and I generally have a bag in my freezer and I add them to lots of dishes.  I think they are a really easy way of upping your daily intake of veggies, but feel free to leave … Continue reading Greek Salad with Edamame Beans

Asian Style Barbecue Pulled Pork

Asian pulled pork

This is another great summer recipe for your slow cooker, and it tastes even better if you finish it off on the barbecue. Pork belly is a really cheap cut, and it responds well to slow cooking.  It is a very fatty joint, but by cooking it for a long time you render off a … Continue reading Asian Style Barbecue Pulled Pork