Monday, 22 January 2018

Places To Eat In London: Snaps & Rye, Westbourne Park

On Tuesday, Kelly and I braved the biting cold to meander our way from Notting Hill Gate, all the way down almost to the very bottom of Portobello Road to find Snaps & Rye, a small Danish restaurant with big accolades we'd both had on our 'to try' lists for a while. In the mornings they serve Nordic twists on brunch time classics, at lunchtime a selection of small plate, traditional plates and smörgås open sandwiches, and in the evenings a selection of small plates and snaps cocktails, as well as a £38 (!) chefs tasting menu.
Lunch at Snaps & Rye, Notting Hill #danish #hygge #london

Friday, 19 January 2018

Weekly Meal Plan #2: Lunchtime Leftovers

I'm so glad that you all enjoyed my first Weekly Meal Plan! This week I've decided to focus on weeknight dishes that yield helpful leftovers either to make whole lunches the next day, or which will provide something helpful like cooked chicken, that you can mix with whatever salad items you have available, or make into wraps, pitta pockets or sandwiches. Remember, you can find all my Weekly Meal Plans here (sidebar link coming soon!)
Weekly Meal Plan - Lunchtime Leftovers

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Student Suppers: Stupidly Simple Lasagne

I did not like lasagna until I was 23 years old. It always looked horrible at school lunches, laden with cheese I could not eat, and when it came to making it myself the béchamel sauce always seemed like so much effort. Well, that was until two Septembers ago when Lottie + Doof blogged 'A Nice Lasagna' from one of my favourite cookbooks I cooked from in 2017, Julia Turshen's Small Victories. This lasagna contained just two cheeses (mozzarella I can eat, parmesan I do eat as long as I regulate the quantities), and a neat trick to replace the béchamel. I've made it so many times since, because did I mention it is so easy to make I have it memorised?
How To Make A Stupidly Simple Lasagna #lasagna #meatfreemonday #vegetarian

Monday, 15 January 2018

Student Suppers: Mussels with Sundried Tomato Pesto & Kale

This post was created in partnership with Sacla'. Mussels and kale are amazing right now, and they just happen to be really cheap, and two of my favourite foods. Bring the whole thing together with some free-from tomato pesto (or use regular green pesto for a herbier flavour, it's up to you), slowly softened onions and a splash of white wine, and you just so happen to get a stupidly speedy and addictive weeknight supper (that just so happens to be gluten and dairy free) that is so much more than the sum of its parts. 
Mussels with Tomato Pesto & Kale #mussels #shellfish #seafood #pesto #kale #dinner