I conquered my fear and made Chille Con Carne

Chilli Con Carne So I finally conquered my fear: mince meat. I used to be repulsed by the smell of mince meat cooking, for some reason. Food aversion is a real thing and everyone’s probably experienced it at one time or another. This prevented me from cooking delicious dishes such as chilli con carne, bolognese, lasagne, meatballs…

IKEA multigrain bread baking mix

BRÖDMIX FLERKORN: A REVIEW If you’ve been longing to bake a multigrain loaf (but you just can’t be arsed) then look no further. IKEAs BRÖDMIX FLERKORN is super easy to make and you literally just add water! It will cost you £2.45/€3.60 and should take you roughly 1 hr 45 mins total in prep and baking time. Though,…

London: Borough Market and Camden

  Feb 3rd On our last day we took the tube to South Bank. The weather wasn’t great; it was cold and raining but we still managed a leisurely stroll to Borough Market. Borough Market, Southwark Borough Market is rich in history, and one of London’s oldest markets. To this day it operates underneath the…

London: Soho and Clapham

2nd Feb The Hummingbird Bakery, Soho After lunch at Veggie Pret, we decided to stop off at one of the Hummingbird Bakeries for dessert. With rows of delicious cakes, cupcakes and brownies it was impossible to choose. I finally decided on a raspberry cheesecake brownie– the best of both worlds. It comprised of three layers:…

London: Sky Garden

Feb 2nd If it’s your first time exploring London or if you’re just a little bored (sound familiar, Natalie?) then here are a few places you may wish to check out: the Sky Garden, Soho, Clapham and Camden. All interesting in their own unique ways. But first, let’s talk about coffee. So me and my sister,…

Salmon tagliatelle with sundried tomato-caper sauce

Salmon tagliatelle with a creamy sundried tomato and caper sauce Salmon– a regular in my freezer. So when I have cream to hand, this is my go-to dish. Its build of textures and flavours are mouthwateringly fresh, exciting and damn delicious. Quick and easy to prepare, you can have this on the table in 25 minutes. Ingredients:…

Two healthy quick and easy meals

Two healthy quick and easy meals Roast Vegetable Tray Bake After I return home from work and/or the gym, the last thing I want to do is stand in a hot kitchen all evening preparing dinner. This is why tray bakes are LIFE. You can just quickly throw whatever you want into a dish and…

I made Jamie Oliver’s sweet potato chilli…

To make Jamie Oliver’s sweet potato chilli it cost me around £2.52, versus his version costing £4.57. This was based on ASDA smart price ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes £0.40 4 small red and yellow peppers £0.65 1 white onion £0.10 2 cloves garlic £0.01 2 tins of kidney beans £0.60 2 tins of tomatoes £0.58…

Tabbouleh, rice and bean bowl

Tabbouleh, quinoa, rice and cannellini bowl I’m one of those people on Instagram who follows every type of food page you can imagine, and I often come across those posts of healthy food perfectly and symmetrically placed in their little bowls. Though they do look mouth-watering and absolutely stunning, it’s taken me until now to…

Puttanesca

For anyone who’s never had Puttanesca, you must try it. I did twist my face at the thought of pasta with anchovies but I spoke to a few people at work who swear by it. I decided to give it a go. Ingredients: Pasta Handful of olives and capers 3 anchovies 2 garlic cloves Tsp…

A little inspiration

I tend to use a lot of the same ingredients in my recipes mainly because they are so versatile. You can pretty much pair ingredients such as chicken, pasta, lentils, and vegetables with anything, but when you rely on the same dish over and over, after a while it can become a bit boring. It’s…

Newcastle Christmas Market

Christmas is nearly over, and I’ve been meaning to post about the Newcastle Christmas Market for weeks now. With over 40 traders from around the world offering the best in international cuisine, this was the place to be, drink and eat during the festive period. It’s also a great excuse to support local businesses. My…