[Recipe]: Vienna Sausage Spaghetti 🍝🍴

As of late I’ve been reaching for warming, comfort dishes this Winter: pasta based meals in particular. What’s benefical about this simple recipe I’m about to share, is that it any variety of tomato pasta sauces can be used and still compliment the flavours provided by the vienna sausages and garlic ham. I have made…

[Recipe]: Spam & Potato, Egg Fried Rice 🍳

Until a few years ago I was dubious about whether or not to try spam: it’s far from exotic, just nothing seemed appealing about processed meat in a block shaped can. Stereotypically, and idiotically I assumed it would taste similarly to corned beef – a past time food which I wish could disappear along with…

[Recipe]: ABC Pasta.

If you have clicked on this blog post in confusion, curiosity, accidentally or just hoping this is some kind of educational meal for young children. You have come to the wrong place. In other words ABC Pasta is a three ‘sauce’ pasta dish: Arrabiata Balsamic Carbonara/cream It’s another one of my 20 minute pasta dishes…

[Recipe]: Vegetarian – Napoli e crema fusilli.Β 

It has become apparent that I have accumulated more jars than neccassary of premade pasta sauces as well as already opened cartons of cream and basic vegetables. In the attempt to put my ingredients hoarding to beneficial use, I made a simple pasta dish that one takes 15 minutes to prepare. If you have jumped…

[Recipes]: 2 Flavourful Salads.Β 

There’s no need to dread eating salads with these two recipes, which additionally allow you to have make multiple bowls of salad packed with flavour just as a single store brought salad bowl provides. First up is ‘Honey Mustard, Ham, Egg, and Baby Potato Salad’. Ingredients (serves 2-3): New Potatoes peeled or with the peel…

[Recipe]: Vegetarian Feta, Avacado and Courgette Cous Cous.Β 

To deter away from only sharing recipes which are usually hearty overfilling dishes, I thought I would share a light satisfying Cous Cous recipe with you. It takes only 15-20 minutes, with Cous Cous prepared beforehand. Ingredients: A small courgette/zucchini Regular Cous Cous Feta cubes Half of an Avacado Fresh coriander leaves Half of a…

[Recipe]: Chilli Beef Egg Fried Rice.

Let’s say for instance you have some left over beef from a roast dinner or another dish that requires small cuts of beef, and you also need to use up some eggs before their consumable date expires. Almost everyone has rice, chilli powder and soy sauce in their kitchen storage; so the only ingredients you…

[Recipe]: Sundubu-jjigae (μˆœλ‘λΆ€μ°Œκ°œ).Β 

Sundubu-jjigae is a Korean spicy soft tofu stew that can either be vegetarian or more commonly consist of seafood and meat. The word ‘jjigae’ literally is given to any traditional Korean dish that has a stew or soup. As this cuisine mainly consists of vegetables and tofu, it is a filling healthy meal perfect for…

[Recipe]: Chilli Cheese Stir-fried Rice.

Whilst sitting in a cafe yesterday I came to the realisation that I never begin my blog posts with a simple greeting. I promise you I am not impolite or inconsiderate to others. So, much overdue… Hello everyone! Hope you are all well and looking forward to New Year’s eve tomorrow. Before the ever so…

[Blogmas] Day 9: [Recipe] – A Centrepiece Cake.

Whether is be a store prepared cake or a homemade one, most people like to have a Christmas themed or ‘all out’ high calorie cream and/or chocolate cake to present and serve over the festive period. In my family we would usually have a cake like this during the evening or night of Christmas Day…

[Blogmas] Day 7: [Recipe] – Nan’s Bacon Roly-Poly.

Comfort meals: ‘guilty pleasures’ of the chilling seasons. My Nan’s (-British word for Grandmother, if anyone was wondering) Bacon Roly-Poly is the ideal accompaniment to much loved mashed potatoes with gravy. Bacon Roly-Poly isn’t exactly something eaten on Christmas day or around that time, although it is a great way to use up any extra…

[Blogmas] Day 6: No more bland Vegetables for Christmas Dinner!

Whichever country you are in that celebrates Christmas, and Christmas with a specially prepared traditional dinner it has many components; it takes a lot of preparation to provide such a meal but making a little extra effort for everything to be flavourful is totally worth all the hours spent in a hot kitchen. It’s too…

[Recipe]: Mozzerella, Feta, Tomato & Pepperoni Puff Pastry Slices.

So it seems that I have cheekily taken too many recipe inspirations from my past and present family members this month, though I have freely admitted that the dishes I share aren’t always my own developments. This is more of a fuss free meal eaten around Spring or Summer time; but I believe we should eat…

[Recipe]: Mum’s Banana Cake – Back to Basics

Mum, if you are reading this, then yes I have stolen your banana cake recipe. Thank you very much (even if I didn’t ask for your permission to do so). My Mum didn’t bake that often, and if we did my brother and I would just use cake baking kits from a supermarket (-not that…

Panettone Mascarpone Ice-cream Cake: Festive Recipe.Β 

Without a doubt we overindulgence ourselves at Christmas time throughout until New Year celebrations. Often you’ll find your way snacking through left over chocolate selection boxes and some form of savoury wheat snacks for weeks posterior to Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Thesedays the struggle in my family is getting though Christmas puddings, that my…

Prawn & Chicken Alfredo: Recipe.Β 

When I was making this I didn’t intend to put much of a ‘homemade’ effort into it. I brought a ready made jar of creamy cheese pasta sauce; unexpectedly it was very bland like eating the white sauce of a lasagna without the tomato puree to accompany it. I ended up experimenting with ingredients that…

Tonkatsu (-Japanese pork cutlet).Β 

I very rarely eat pork, only as sausages or thesedays in Japanese pork cutlet form. I’m afraid I have an addiction. It’s just like fried chicken! Tonkatsu is a pork cutlet which has been made thinner by hitting it with a wooden or metal meat mallet also know as a tenderiser. The pork is coated…

[Recipes]: Pasta Galore.Β 

Undeniably pasta is one of may favourite foods. Spaghetti bolognese has been my all time favourite dish for as long as I can remember and as a child I would have pasta Carbonara once a week without fail before dance class. These days I try to reduce my carbohydrate intake as consuming pasta 3 times…

Hearty Beef, Vegetable & Dumpling Stew: Recipe.

I’m not entirely sure whether vegetable, beef and dumpling stew is a British dish or not. Of course there are many variations of this stew among Europe and prehaps also North America and Canada. However it’s prepared, for many generations stews have served the purpose of using up leftover ingredients, warming us in the cold…

[Recipe]: Japanese-style Curry.Β 

This recipe could be benefical to any asian cusine enthusiast, someone who is ‘useless’ at cooking or simply for the ‘mild curry lovers’. This simple dish mainly consists of regular, common ingredients found in your kitchen; or perhaps your fancy pantry and vegetable patch, is that’s the case. If you are looking for a recipe…

[Recipe]: Fruity, ginger cheesecake (-with limited baking).

Undeniably there are hundreds, if not thousands, of different cheesecake recipes. This recipe that I would like to share with you today, keeps things simple yet easily adaptable to your preferences. My version basically derives from a ‘New York’ cheesecake recipe, just without the addition of eggs or the requirement of baking the cream cheese…

[Vegetarian]: Energising snacks.

Running out of healthy snack ideas to fulfil your ‘elevenses’ cravings? Feeling tired of all the supposedly inspiring ‘avocado on toast’ Instagram postings? It time for change. Boiled eggs, black pepper and mayonaise on toast. I found this to be very filling and suprising not plain tasting considering it’s a combination of such simple ingredients….

[Recipe]: Cream and bacon pasta.

A fuss free meal: perfect for dinner at the end of a long weekday or a lazy Saturday evening. A combination of minimal ingredients which are easily obtainable and interchangable depending on your dietary requirements/preferances. Especially suitable for a family of 4, who want freshly prepared home cooked meals. I will admit that I can’t…

[Recipe]: Pesto, fresh tomato & pine nut pasta + pesto recipe.

Pasta. A favourite among most people. So its about time that we ventured away from the usual spaghetti bolognese and carbonara, no matter how delicious it may be. We shouldn’t be dreaming of the mouth-watering ‘exotic’ mediterranean flavours that we tasted during the last time we paid a visit to an Italian restaurant franchise, we should…

4 tasty snacks suitable for vegetarians.

Welcome fellow bloggers (- of course people who don’t write their own blogs are equally as welcome). It’s been a while since I published a post themed around food, which doesn’t make sense as I frequently (- perhaps a little too frequently) post photos of food on my Instagram account. Today, I thought I’d recommend…