Well, holy moly. Mushroom and chestnut soup, you are dayum fine. I just want to gobble you up for each and every meal until the end of time.
Or at least, until the end of winter. Please??
Seriously guys, this soup is LEGIT. I know what you might be thinking: “ew, but mushroom soup looks so weird and grey and unappetising…”. My response to you: I get it. But - mushroom soup is quite possibly top of the list when it comes to the phrase “DON’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER”. So you’re just going to need to trust me that this mushroom chestnut soup is not to be feared, but embraced. Like the big, chunky, delicious hug in a bowl that it is. Ok? Promise me? This recipe (with truffle toasts!! More on those in a second) is simply too good to miss out on.
Hello to Tuesday, and HELLO to these Shakshuka Baked Eggs with Avocado and Hummus. Let’s get this party started, shall we?
Now, baked eggs, or Shakshuka as they are called in North Africa, are without a doubt one of my all time favourite things to eat for breakfast, brunch, lunch OR dinner. They’re a fantastically versatile dish- but more on that later. In fact, the only recipe that could possibly compare in terms of versatility, flavour and speed are overnight oats. Come to think of it, my pumpkin spice overnight oats should be making an appearance any day now that autumn is on its way. Excitement levels are HIGH!!!
Good morning my friends and HAPPY WEDNESDAY! Let’s make some New York Deli Style Sandwiches with Pastrami, Rocket and Mustard to help us over that mid week hump.
Now, I would like to preface by saying that I have never been to New York, and have therefore never tried a legit New York Deli style sandwich of the pastrami variety.
Not only is this chicken and vegetable pesto soup my favourite soup I have made, it is apparently the nicest soup that Andrew has ever tasted. So there’s that, I guess.
And would it be totally uncool of me to secretly agree with him? It’s not very British and self deprecating of me to speak fondly about something I am proud of, but the thing is: I’m on the verge of entering into a fully committed relationship with this soup. It sits on the table next to me in the evening and keeps me warm, keeps me going through the work day when I need a boost, and I feel all warm and glowy just looking and thinking about it.
…These exclamation marks are a visual representation of what is happening inside my head when I think of this venison omelette and how freaking delicious it is.
I know what you might be thinking. Apples… in an omelette? And with sausages…?
Oh, you guys. This 5-A-Day Thai chicken stir fry is A GOOD ONE. You’re in for a treat.
As with a lot of my cooking, it was a bit of a chuck-it-in-the-pan-and-see-what-happens scenario, and it totally came out on top. There are too many fabulous things to name about this dish, but here are just a few:
Ah, rainbow trout. Those gorgeously succulent, tasty fish and their delightful omega 3’s. Let me count the ways I love them:
1. So versatile. They’re an amazing addition to literally any dish. Salad? Oh yes. Pasta? Flake it up and stir on through. Risotto? I’LL TAKE THE LOT.
2. Super easy to prepare. Bake it, poach it, steam it, grill it, pan fry it… the world is your oyster!
3. Packed with omega 3 fatty acids, these little gems can lower your risk of heart disease, boost your brain power and help you to maintain optimal joint health. Not bad, eh?
Ah, spicy beef lettuce cups.
This was one of those recipes that came to fruition during a frenzied situation (or at least, more frenzied than usual) in which I had only 20 minutes to make dinner. And not just for myself, either. For my awesome cook boyfriend who was having a stressful time and really deserved cheering up.