Ocado

I was very pleased to see on my recent wanderings around the internet that  Ocado have upped the standard of online grocery shopping with their vegan shop. Everything is clearly laid out and there’s even a vegan alcohol section. Well done Ocado! Obviously they aren’t the cheapest option in the world (I am more of a Morrisons girl…

GBK

“Vegetarians resistance is futile” – Um, no. That looks gross. Also, I don’t eat grass. I bet whoever gave this advertising campaign the thumbs up for Gourmet Burger Kitchen is kicking themselves. Were they drunk?…or just massively stupid? I suppose it’s worked in a way because by massively offending vegetarians and vegans it’s got itself…

Christmas is coming…

….and Pret a Manger have a new vegetarian sandwich out and it’s AMAZING. I’m not being paid/bribed or anything to say this, I just had it for lunch. It’s basically a roast dinner in a sandwich and if you fancy a treat (because Pret are expensive) I highly recommend it. No photos because I ate it…

Lebanese Home Cooking

When you traditionally think of Middle Eastern food you might think of mezze, which are small dishes, hot and cold, like hummus and tabbouleh prepared to share. This is the food you would be served in Lebanese restaurants, similar to the tapas of Spain. Lebanese home cooking is actually very different and based around simple dishes such as stews…

Eggs!

Hello! It’s that crazy time between Christmas and New Year and I’m feeling like I’ve eaten my own weight in both chocolate and Pringles (incidentally, have you tried the Choc Mint Pringles? Two foodstuffs that should never be combined. Horrid.) So it’s time for some healthy, simple and quick food to try to feel a…

2014

Hello Long time, no post. I’m not dead. Last time I posted I think I was about to give birth which seems like a very long time ago now and a lot has changed! R was born late 2013 and the chaos started. If anyone asks what gifts they should bring when they visit a…

Halloween, Blackpool, Nakd Wholefoods Bars

Hello! …and belated Happy Halloween. This year I carved my first pumpkin ever (mines on the left in the photo above) and then made soup with the left overs. Larger pumpkins aren’t the tastiest but I couldn’t see something edible go in the bin, so it was mixed with onions, garlic, potato, sage and stock…

Simple Bean and Pasta Soup

Hello Is this thing on? Let’s see if I can remember how to do this. Those of you who know me in real life/Facebook will know I’m currently 8 months pregnant, hence the blogging hiatus. I am now at a stage where I can eat foods other than salt and vinegar crisps, cereal, mashed potatoes and…

Keep On Keeping On

Hello! Times are currently quite harsh (great way to start a blog post I know, but keep reading…) I’ve been ill for pretty much A MONTH (with what we have lovingly termed “The Bish”) with no appetite. I also have no money (yay) so have been cooking in bulk and not really following any recipes….

New Year Food Resolutions

Hello Bit late to the party here but I thought I’d do a quick post about my new year food resolutions as towards the latter end of 2013 my diet (and therefore my health) went off the rails a bit. I’ve never really been one for making resolutions full stop but if they are out…

Broccoli with 40 Cloves of Garlic

(…Don’t worry, there’s only 10 really.) Hi, Sorry I abandoned you for so long, nothing like some major life upheavals to make you forget how to function cook. It’s a new year and it’s time to sort my shizz out (just call me Snoop) and start blogging again. With every new year comes the bombardment…

Will be back soon

Hello, Just (another) quick note to say I’m still here. I haven’t really had access to a kitchen for the past month and now possibly have scurvy (ah, life!) I intend to be back cooking properly after Christmas. I’m having fantasies about broccolli again and haven’t chopped an onion in a month. Thanks to the…