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Fiddle dee dee: Coconut-Braised Sprouts with Cannellini Beans

Coconut-braised Sprouts with Cannellini Beans

Are you a fiddler? Because I definitely am. No, I’m not coming clean about my ADD or professing some kind of musical gift, rather I’m talking about recipe fiddling. That insatiable urge to tamper, alter or tweak a new recipe into submission, before you’ve even got a chance to know each other. I hear that there are people out there who don’t do this. Have read that some cooks like to make a dish as written, particularly on a first attempt. Are you one of these people? If so, please speak up, because I’m longing to know how on earth you do it. Read more…

No Compromising: Roasted and Spiced Chickpeas and Sweet Potatoes

Roasted and Spiced Chickpeas and Sweet Potatoes

Last night, Andrew and I went out for drinks and food with a friend who’d recently moved back to London. Because I like cooking and am pretty good at it (and yes, am somewhat of a cheapskate), we don’t go out for food too often. Restaurant meals can easily lead to conversation like “Oh, I could make this so much better at home” or “This would be great if you just replaced x with y, or served it alongside some fresh z“. You get the idea- hardly a relaxing way to spend an evening. Still, we were both looking forward to this night on the town, and ventured out with optimism. Read more…

Ugly food needs love too: Russian Cabbage with Tomatoes and Sour Cream

Russian Cabbage with Tomatoes and Sour Cream

I’m well aware this isn’t the prettiest dish I’ve ever posted here. In fact, you’re probably navigating away from this screen right now. But before you do, consider this: you must have a favourite “ugly” dish or ingredient, right? Something you love eating, but would never blog about or serve to company, due to its less-than-lovely appearance? Read more…