Raspberry & Cacao Chia Breakfast Pudding

I have more Chia seeds that I know what to do with, thanks to Hannah over at Zone in Yoga!  Having more food than I need fills me with anxiety, mainly because I don’t want to waste it but also because I understand (in a small way) the energy it takes to produce food.  ToContinue reading “Raspberry & Cacao Chia Breakfast Pudding”

Fridge Raider Green Curry and Rice aka c.1999 on a Thai Beach

This was a fridge raiding meal the day before the shopping arrived, so strictly speaking it’s not a ‘green curry’ proper… but for me it has enough of the elements to make it as good as!  And if you close your eyes and put on Moby’s ‘Play’ album then you’re in Thailand c.1999! (Scroll downContinue reading “Fridge Raider Green Curry and Rice aka c.1999 on a Thai Beach”

Roast Curried Squash and Cauliflower Dhal aka Waste Not Want Not

“Pumpkin sooooooooup….Owwwwwww” Groaned the kids when I told them what was for tea… To be honest I’m feeling a bit the same.  The best thing about eating seasonally is how much we enjoy the first ripe fruit or veg of the season, remembering last year’s recipes and creating something new.  It’s a creative challenge keepingContinue reading “Roast Curried Squash and Cauliflower Dhal aka Waste Not Want Not”

Fast Slow-Food, Quick Vegan Chilli…

This one is about as fast as slow-food gets.  In the time it takes to boil the brown rice the chilli is ready! Ingredients for two: 1/2 cup brown basmati rice. 1 red onion 3 cloves garlic 300g vine cherry tomatos 1 hot red chilli 1 tbsp tomato puree 1/2 glass vegan primitivo (there areContinue reading “Fast Slow-Food, Quick Vegan Chilli…”

Sourdough, the World’s Slowest Bread aka ‘The Rise & Rise of Lupa the Immortal’ aka My Soapbox…

I’ve been inspired by the Real Bread campaign recently, and #sourdoughseptember… Those of you who know me, know I have a real ‘bee in my bonnet’ about bread.  It’s a staple, and it’s massively exploited for that reason.  Unfortunately the bread we buy from the supermarket shelf really can’t call itself bread.  Yes it’s derivedContinue reading “Sourdough, the World’s Slowest Bread aka ‘The Rise & Rise of Lupa the Immortal’ aka My Soapbox…”

Sweet Potato, Cavalo Nero & Chickpea Curry…

Love on a plate… It’s been one of those days… torrential rain, followed by torrential tears (mine and the kids)… I ate at least two portions of this and I have no regrets… tomorrow is another day! Ingredients (for 2 portions, or 1 ‘I feel sorry for myself’ portion): 1 large onion 3 cloves garlicContinue reading “Sweet Potato, Cavalo Nero & Chickpea Curry…”

Spicy Tomato and Red Lentil Soup

I love this pan, it’s inherited and probably 30 years old now… I think it’ll outlive me too! Ingredients (serves 4): 1 large onion 2 small carrots 2 sticks celery 1 can chopped tomatoes 2 punnets (600grams approx) fresh ripe vine tomatoes 1 red pepper 1 tsp mixed herbs 1 tsp chilli flakes 1 tspContinue reading “Spicy Tomato and Red Lentil Soup”

Sun Dried Tomato and Black Olive Houmous

A few years ago we had a major financial melt down.  Two small children, one income and a monthly deficit of around £1000… It’s when I started really looking at what we spent on food.  Houmous was always a staple in our weekly shop, and the kids love it, but when I realised I couldContinue reading “Sun Dried Tomato and Black Olive Houmous”

Byron Breakfast Smoothie

Tim and I met in Byron Bay in 2001… 10 years later we went back to get married and it remains to be one of our favourite places on Earth.  Back then Phoenix ran the juice bar on Jonson Street, he blended frozen fruit with yoghurt and added hits of wheatgrass, it was a revelationContinue reading “Byron Breakfast Smoothie”

I Carried a Watermelon (smoothie)… It’s a classic!

If you’re a dirty dancing fan it’s just as pleasing to watch this clip as it is to whizz up some watermelon with coconut milk and banana for a morning or snack smoothie! Ingredients for 1 smoothie: 1 generous slice of watermelon 1/2 banana 1tbsp ground almonds / chia seeds/ linseeds or other coconut milkContinue reading “I Carried a Watermelon (smoothie)… It’s a classic!”