Savoury crêpes with egg and chilli

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This recipe is delicious and surprisingly easy! I’m pretty sure it will become your go-to weekend brunch, like it has become mine. Give it a go for Pancake Day or any weekend when you deserve a treat! Continue reading “Savoury crêpes with egg and chilli”

RECIPE | Rich Lentil Bolognese (vegan-friendly)

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What do you want from a bolognese recipe? It’s still very much a staple meal at home, so I was desperate (as part of Veganuary) to come up with my own  plant-based version that is just as rich and comforting as the meaty version. I think I’ve nailed it.

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RECIPE | Curry Noodle Soup (Khao Soi)

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So this is my first blog post in a while, soz guys. I’ve been a bit preoccupied. Christmas is crazy, isn’t it? But so worth it, as I think I actually just had the best Christmas ever.

But after alllllll the turkey, the pigs in blankets, the stodgy leftovers, I needed something spicy and full of veg. So I looked back to my time in Thailand as a trusty source of inspiration. And it didn’t fail me… Continue reading “RECIPE | Curry Noodle Soup (Khao Soi)”

Chilli Jam and Cheese Rolls

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Who doesn’t love a sausage roll and a cup of tea?

If you’re a die-hard Sophie’s Scran fan (which I hope you are) you’ll know that one of my most popular recipes is my thyme and Tabasco sausage rolls. Continue reading “Chilli Jam and Cheese Rolls”

Warm Quinoa, Halloumi and Charred-Tomato Salad

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You know when Summer is your fave season and everyone is banging on about how good Autumn is? And it’s mid-October and all you long for is sunshine and seaside? And your best friend has just left for Sydney to enjoy Summer in full swing? Yep, OK. I thought you did. I’m glad my blog posts are sooo relatable! Continue reading “Warm Quinoa, Halloumi and Charred-Tomato Salad”

Best Veggie Brunch; baked eggs

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This is a super easy, slightly spicy veggie brunch recipe you can rustle up any day of the week.

I’ve been eating a lot less meat over the past few of months. Mainly because I wanted to challenge myself to see if I could eat less meat. But I am actually now really enjoying eating less meat.  I’ve always been a fan of veggie food and eating more veg and less meat actually helps me stay healthy. It’s also a lot cheaper and I feel better for it.  So, so far, so good! Continue reading “Best Veggie Brunch; baked eggs”

Mushroom, chilli and feta omelette pizza

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Does anyone else wake up craving pizza?

I do. Quite often. And if you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that a couple of weeks ago I posted a picture of this, and you all seemed to love it. Thanks, guys.

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Easy Couscous ‘Buddha Bowls’

Buddha bowl is a weird term. Basically, it’s a salad.

It has proteins, vegetables and grains. Much like many salads.

I think the main difference is that they’re more Instagrammable and Pinnable than an average salad.

So, I thought I’d have a go at one, using some basic ingredients I already had in the fridge and store cupboard. Continue reading “Easy Couscous ‘Buddha Bowls’”

Veggie Thai Massaman Curry

When I told Mum I was making curry for dinner, it’s safe to say she was looking forward to it. Naturally, she wanted to know what kind of curry I was rustling up. “Thai, Massaman curry,” I told her.

As I began delving into more detail about what’s involved and where I learnt the recipe, she stopped me and asked, “what meat are you putting in it?”

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Recipe: Best Party Hummus

Hummus is a really easy, simple recipe which can be knocked together in no time based mainly on ingredients you can always keep in the cupboard. I like my hummus to be lemony, garlicky and with a hint of warmth from the cumin. There are loads of variations you can experiment with but this one seems to be a real crowd pleaser. It makes enough for about 6 people as a starter, or more as part of a party selection. This weekend I made it with my Thyme & Tabasco Sausage Rolls for a few friends and it went down a treat.

What you need:

  • 2 x 400g tins of chickpeas (reserve the liquid, plus a few chickpeas for topping)
  • 3 tbsp. tahini
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. crushed sea salt
  • 6 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • The juice of 2 large lemons
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • A pinch of paprika for dusting
  • Greek basil (for topping)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (for drizzling, optional)

What to do:

  1. Get the bowl-blade option ready on your food processor. Rinse the chickpeas in cold water and add to the bowl. Next, add the tahini, garlic, salt, lemon juice, cumin and a few tablespoons of the reserved liquid from the tinned chickpeas. Turn on the food processor and slowly pour in the olive oil as everything combines.
  2. When the mixture is fully combined, tip it into a serving dish. Drizzle with some more extra virgin olive oil and decorate with a few whole chickpeas. Sprinkle with paprika and finely chopped Greek basil leaves for decoration.