Sweet potato, spinach and goats cheese risotto

It would seem its sometimes worthwhile looking through your blog drafts. I found this recipe I made in January! I was having various phone issues and couldn’t get my pictures shared properly (I am loving Dropbox now). This recipe is pretty hearty and filling and it is a great one if you’ve been exercising all day. Or you just like lying on the sofa having … Continue reading Sweet potato, spinach and goats cheese risotto

Baked sea bass with chilli and lemon

So my friend (we’ll call her Ed for the basis of the post) and I are doing a course of climbing lessons. It’s really fun and good exercise and there has been some joking about eating protein before going to strengthen our muscles. Well as we’re climbing at the Harrogate climbing centre near to me I am taking full advantage of cooking for someone else; … Continue reading Baked sea bass with chilli and lemon

Edinburgh part 2 – Tigerlily (So I procrastinated a bit with this post)

So you know from a previous post that J and I had a weekend away at the end of January to celebrate our 5 years together. Well I have a second restaurant review for your entertainment and enjoyment. I didn’t review every restaurant we visited as it does get pretty wearing I think for friends, partners and family when you are taking pictures of their … Continue reading Edinburgh part 2 – Tigerlily (So I procrastinated a bit with this post)

So I made up a biscuit recipe – “Easy maple syrup biscuits”

Ok, I’ll work on the name. Now occasionally when I bake I tweak recipes. Well I decided to keep similar proportions to my basic shortbread but to tweak it so it was more flavoursome. In addition I was pushed for time so instead of creaming butter and sugar I melted everything bar the flour together. Using maple syrup and brown sugar resulted in a richer … Continue reading So I made up a biscuit recipe – “Easy maple syrup biscuits”

Easy midweek meal idea – spice crusted chicken breast with roast vegetables

So like most people I often come back from work pretty bleary eyed and unwilling to cook. I mean, I might love eating so much I like to write about it and I might make up recipes and blogs but after a hard day at work (coupled with going to the gym) its pretty tempting to stick something in the microwave, especially as I’m usually … Continue reading Easy midweek meal idea – spice crusted chicken breast with roast vegetables

Attempting a vegan recipe – “Thai style” tofu noodle soup

Now as any regular reader know from my regular fish and steak posts (and related consumption) I am not exactly about to go vegan, but I do eat a lot of vegetarian and vegan meals by choice – I’d far rather eat more vegetable based meals a week and eat meal of a higher quality and welfare standard. Anyway, I digress. Inspired by a couple … Continue reading Attempting a vegan recipe – “Thai style” tofu noodle soup