Goats Cheese, Beetroot and Walnut Macaroni

Hi everybody, I did a food inventory of the cupboards and fridge/freezer last night and decided to make use of some things languishing in the cupboards. Like walnuts. I thought about making a cake with them, but the trouble with making a cake with nuts in is only I would eat it (my flat mate …

Food Prep: Black Bean Veggie Chilli

It didn’t seem fair to tell you all about prepping portions of veggie chilli in an earlier blog post if I didn’t show you what I made right? This is a completely lazy chilli. Frozen veg, lazy garlic and lazy chilli. I only used fresh onions because I had fresh onions that needed using. This …

Apricot, Almond and Pecan Granola (3 Step Granola)

I am ill with a cold, but luckily haven’t had any time off work ill since the end of February. I’ll take small victories where I can. I generally have stomach issues, colds I get about once a year, so hopefully this is all I will have to put up with in 2018. I have …

Batch Cooking My Work Lunches: Parsnip Gnocchi

I am not going to post a recipe just yet for this as I am still perfecting it. I have not had much success with making gnocchi generally. This was easily my best effort but I still feel it needs a little work. Essentially it was about 300g of parsnips and 450g of potato which …

Batch Cooking My Work Lunches: Red Lentil and Coconut Soup

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to batch cook. (Ok, that is not strictly true, I made 2 portions of a swede, cabbage, onion, carrot and pea soup earlier this week, but for various reasons it smelt and tasted bad, we all make mistakes). I have decided to use up what I have …

Another Day, Another Daal: Root Veg Daal and Cauliflower Rice

It has been nearly a year since I last had cauliflower rice, that is shameful. I had a hankering for it today. In true food waste warrior style I cut up the leaves into small pieces and added them to the daal. Waste not want not. The daal used up the last of my brown …

The Fabulous Baker Brother’s Spinach Muffins: Batch Cooking

There’s a bit of a story behind this. The boy decided to revolutionise the hallway of our house, this meant I had to find a place for the relegated cook books, the ones I am debating whether to get rid of or not. One was The Fabulous Baker Brothers which I inherited from my step mum. …

Bad Boy Bean, Veg and Cheese Burgers

Get these in your face, NOW! This was a result of trying to find a way to get rid of some tins of beans which I have been trying to get out of the cupboards since JANUARY after I realised the boy detests Red Kidney Beans and I’m not overly keen on them either. INGREDIENTS: …

Batch Cooking My Work Lunches: Brown Lentil Dahl/Soup

I call this Dahl/Soup as it was supposed to be a soup, and by some definitions still could be, but it could also resemble the texture of a Dahl. I will leave it to your own judgements to decide what side it falls on. WARNING: If you use dried lentils like I did then bear …

Batch Cooking my Work Lunches: Frozen Veg Couscous

Yes, I know I have totally made couscous before, I am just merely showing you that frozen vegetables are nothing to be afraid of, they are yummy. I don’t want to sound like a spokesperson for frozen veg (I would probably have a lot more money if I was) but in most cases they have …