Spicy Kale Soup with Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato

Back in the room! In this weeks veg box there was a pillow case size bag of kale. I like Kale but seriously….that’s a LOT OF KALE. Kale gets stronger flavoured and bitter the longer it’s kept so I was on the lookout for recipes that would use intense amounts of the leafy green vegetable…

I’m not dead…

Hello, I’m not dead. Sorry for abandoning you, things have been a bit weird since I’ve been back from honeymoon and getting back into the swing of things has been hard. Slowly but surely I’m getting my cooking mojo back so, in the words of Arnie, I will be back. Soon, promise….

Pasta Honeymoon

Greetings from Barbados! Apologies for my absence, I am now married and currently on my honeymoon. The food is good but if you’re vegetarian here, you better like pasta. It might just be the hotel we are staying in but the only main vegetarian option each night appears to be pasta based. There is a…

Latin Shredded Seitan

Hello! I know you wouldn’t believe it from my constant mentions of hot sauce but I love latin food and Viva Vegan by Terry Hope Romero is my favourite cook book. I always mean to move on from making the Cuban Black Bean soup and the Portobello Feijoada but then I get stuck in a loop…

Roasted Artichokes

Hello! Much to my delight there were 2 globe artichokes in my veg box this week. I love artichoke hearts, in pasta, on pizza, with lemon and garlic, they are certainly in my top ten favorite foods. Whole artichokes have a reputation of being a bit of a faff to prepare but they aren’t really,…

Broadbean, Mint and Cottage Cheese Fritters

Hello! Things are still mad here. The weekend is lost to a blur of tapas, pizza and alcohol, which isn’t great I know but I haven’t really spent much time at home. My sister was visiting from Scotland and we went to Chester very early on Saturday morning to pick up my wedding ring and then to my…

Eating on the Run

It’s currently  busy times in our household. We get married in 38 days (eek!) and there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day to cook, clean, work, sleep, have some teeth out (not me), exercise,  have some form of social life, fight with courier companies, have hobbies and organise a wedding at the same time….

Having a Jamie Oliver five minutes…

Firstly, I’m glad to hear that Argyll and Bute Council have decided to allow Martha at NeverSeconds to continue to photograph her school dinners and to continue her blog. Take a look, some of those meals are appalling, especially when compared with what is being eaten by children at school in other countries. Well done Finland and Canada…

Sauteed Courgettes with Mushrooms and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Remember the marrow from This Is My Veg, Show Me Yours?  Bits of him had ended up in leftovers pie, bits of him had ended up in my morning smoothie (don’t do it) but apart from that, 3 quarters of him had been sat in my cupboard looking forlorn for a few weeks whilst I thought of a…

Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket

Channel 4 are currently showing a series called Jimmy and the Giant Supermarket on Tuesday at 9pm which focuses on the welfare of animals used to produce cheap supermarket own brand meat. It’s not comfortable viewing, the first episode showed footage of calves being shot just after they had been born and the second episode featured a lot of…

Sort of Black Bean Soup

Greetings from the plague household. Last week James was off work ill for two days so I was fully expecting the germs to cross over. It took a while but eventually they did, so now I’m sporting a very fashionable cold, if sinus problems are your thing. My mum (hi mum!) was meant to be coming over for…