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

Friday, 12 January 2018

Weekly Love: Week 213

Happy first Weekly Love of 2018! I hope your New Year has been getting off to a roaring start. I'm pleased to be back into a routine (albeit a new one in the new flat!), even if that does mean I'm up to my eyes in pancake recipes trying to decide which one I'm going to share with you all for pancake day - that magic food week where Shrove Tuesday, Valentines Day and Chinese New Year all happen together is looming, and it is my favourite to cook for. Do you have any go to pancake recipes you think I should try?
Weekly Love 12.01.18
1. A fridge-clearing, lunchtime burrito bowl of Fox & Briar's Slow Cooked Mexican Beef, quinoa salad leftover from a Cocotte order, shredded lettuce leftover from my Lighter Southern Shrimp Po' Boy Sandwiches and a handful of cherry tomatoes. | 2. Bright winter citrus at Borough Market. | 3. A divine butternut squash and rosemary terrine with truffle cream, and a bottle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape on Christmas Eve at The Compasses Inn. | 4. Filling the cupboards with healthy January snacks and planning upcoming meals. | 5. An incredible spread of Turkish mezze at Yosma. | 6. Camilla looking adorable for all of five minutes between extracting her from the crawl space behind the bed and her hissing at me when I tried to stroke her without duck flavoured kitten treats in hand!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Places To Eat In London: Yosma, Marylebone

For my first restaurant review of 2018 I want to share an incredible meal I had just before I headed back to Kent for Christmas: a table full of mouthwatering mezze (paired with some pretty awesome cocktails) at Yosma in Marylebone. Inspired by the food of Istanbul, Turkish small plates are the order of the day here. I'd plan to take a big group of you: the two of us were utterly stuffed (and I took some of the leftovers home with me) and I wish we could have had room to sample even more dishes: the king prawns with dill, fennel and za'atar smelled divine from the next table, and we did not order any mangal/ clay oven dishes!
Dinner at Yosma, Marylebone #mezze #marylebone #london