Coconut fried chicken

If you’re a fan of fried chicken,  The Cozy Apron‘s recipe adds a tropical twist to the classic. Instead of covering the chicken strips with breadcrumbs this recipe uses coconut flakes – we use desiccated coconut which can be found in the Asian or bakery section of a supermarket. The recipe is simple enough to…

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

So this video from Tasty popped up on Facebook – how to make homemade gnocchi. I’m a huge fan of these potato dumplings but unfortunately the supermarket gnocchi creep my husband out as he says they remind him too much of grubs, so we decided to made some without the spiral texture. Surprisingly they were super…

Peanut butter and banana combo

In case you don’t spend all your time on Pinterest and Instagram looking at pictures of food like me, and you haven’t heard of this combo before I thought I would share this with you! This is a spread of peanut butter with sliced banana and a sprinkle of chia seed, for extra nutrients. I…

Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup

Floating Kitchen‘s roasted cauliflower and chickpea soup recipe came up on my Pinterest recently and we tried it out this week. We followed the recipe to a tee and the soup tasted as good as it looks. It was also super easy to make. Another one to add to the creamy soups section of my recipe book….

Aubergine meatballs

So the new thing on my mind is how do I eat 10 fruit and veg a day when I wasn’t even managing 5 before! In my attempt to vamp up my diet, I have had a pretty veggie filled week! These aubergine meatballs by Skinny Taste are an excellent choice for a meat free Monday! The recipe…

Sun-dried tomato and mozzarella quinoa burgers

As much as I’m a fan of meat burgers, I can never cook a beef burger well at home. I normally overcook the patties so I stick to eating burgers out instead. At home, we prefer making vegetarian burgers – from a variety of veggie patties and bean burgers to quinoa burgers. Jessica in the…

Black bean quesadillas

This week I was inspired by Wahaca’s black bean quesadillas to make some of my own at home. This is a fairly simple dish which is really filling but can also accompany a salad as a side. (It goes really well with a Mexican salad I like to make which I will save for another…

Jambalaya – chicken and chorizo

I have one more BBC’s Good Food recipe to recommend. We first cooked this dish 3 years ago while at university. The main ingredients are chicken, chorizo, red peppers and rice. The dish is very hearty and filling, and also great cold if there are any leftovers. We suggest using a good quality chorizo, otherwise when…

Cod with celeriac purée

Valentine’s Day – As a tradition, we don’t tend to eat out on this day in order to avoid the crowds of blossoming couples eager to impress each other. Instead we cook at home. This recipe was super easy to make. I couldn’t find Halibut in my local supermarket so I decided to swap it…

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

From reading my soup posts you will soon realise that most of the recipes I cook and share with you fall in one category – creamy and smooth. I know a lot of people like a variety of chunky or smooth soups but I typically stick to any soup I can blend. Any mention of cream in a…

Black pepper caramelised pork

This is one of my favourite recipes and I have been making this dish over and over (which I don’t often do in my search for new food) ever since I became interested in cooking! I found the recipes in the Waitrose Kitchen magazine (November 2013 edition p49). The recipe is by street food vendors…

Toad in the hole

This is a classic recipe, courtesy of BBC Good Food and it’s so easy to make. We love to serve it with a side of mashed potatoes mixed with a spoon of whole grain mustard, and lots of gravy!