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Foodie Posts, Living, Physical health

Lifestyle Changes

Very well, I will marry you if you promise not to make me eat eggplant.Gabriel Garcia Marquez Like, I guess, pretty much everybody I've gained a bit of weight during lockdown. Between joining in with the quarantine baking craze and working on the desserts/baked goods section of my cookbook - without being able to parm… Continue reading Lifestyle Changes


Pasta and Prawn Summer Salad

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ~Ruth Reichl I'm continuing with my salad evangelism for the time being. I just had never realised before how wonderful and varied salad could be; as my opinion of it had been marred by the limp iceberg lettuces with soggy… Continue reading Pasta and Prawn Summer Salad


Smoked Salmon Quinoa Salad

“Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what’s for lunch.” ~Orson Welles As I mentioned last week, I'm on a massive salad kick, in a bid to increase my chances of seeing the age of retirement and beyond. Although I don't think I've paused to consider what a HUMONGOUS leap that is… Continue reading Smoked Salmon Quinoa Salad


Tomato, Basil, and Farro Salad

“Every salad you serve is a picture you have painted, a sculpture you have modeled, a drama you have created.” ~Carol Truax I've recently acquired a family history of very aggressive bowel cancer - which is perhaps not the most appetising way to begin a post encouraging you to make a salad - but it's… Continue reading Tomato, Basil, and Farro Salad

Food, Quick meals

Fish Tacos in 15 Minutes

"It sucks. Let's go get tacos and sit on the beach.” ~ Nina LaCour A quick update with another quick recipe. As I mentioned last time I've been hella busy lately, but hopefully things are calming down enough for me to get back on schedule soon. My fish tacos taste fantastic, even if I do say… Continue reading Fish Tacos in 15 Minutes

Food, Quick meals

Grilled Salmon With Spelt And Bean Salad

"If you want something beautiful to put on the dinner table, pick up a sockeye, the salmon species with the most vivid red flesh." ~ Tom Douglas So, I mentioned a few weeks ago that I've been spending a lot of time thinking about cooking lately. And in doing so I've been really excited at… Continue reading Grilled Salmon With Spelt And Bean Salad

Food, Other Recipes

A Fish And All The Vegetables In The Fridge Tagine

"Go vegetable heavy. Reverse the psychology of your plate by making meat the side dish and vegetables the main course. ~ Bobby Flay So, since I've been unwell recently, and diagnosed first with an underactive thyroid and then with a vitamin D deficiency, I've become a little bit obsessed with the nutritional values of absolutely everything… Continue reading A Fish And All The Vegetables In The Fridge Tagine

Food, Other Recipes

Lamb, Chickpea and Spinach Casserole

"Chickpeas are one of my favourite things to serve with chorizo or lamb meatballs; they also work brilliantly as the quiet partner in a vibrant alphonso mango salad." ~ Yotam Ottolenghi   So, over the weekend I had some diced lamb shoulder and spinach that were both, erm, shall we say a little over their… Continue reading Lamb, Chickpea and Spinach Casserole

Food, Quick meals

Quinoa And Pomegranate Salad With Sweetly Sour Pork

"If you want to lose weight whole-wheat bread, couscous, and quinoa are evil." ~ Jorge Cruise I've had cellulitis for the last few weeks, so I've been feeling too rubbish to articulate ideas properly or concentrate on reading anything more complicated than a cook book. So I've been thinking a lot about food. In the… Continue reading Quinoa And Pomegranate Salad With Sweetly Sour Pork

Food, Foodie Posts, Life

Gotta Eat To Live

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the 'Titanic' who waved off the dessert cart.” ~ Erma Bombeck On Thursday while I was at work I ate a sausage sandwich for breakfast, some chorizo and tomato soup and a chocolate bar for lunch, and a packet of ready salted crisps later in the afternoon.… Continue reading Gotta Eat To Live