Banana bread (with honey & choc chips)

One of my favey things for breakfast (or, to be honest, any time of the day) is toasted banana bread slathered in butter that just melts like a dream on top of a hot crunchy crust… Mm… And, since I keep forgetting that I am just one person to cook for at uni and I always…

One-tray bake: chicken & veg

One-trays and one-pots are such glorious meals, and probably a little understated too. All those beautiful flavours collect in that one tray/pot and simmer away to themselves, plus one pot means minimal washing up, so everyone’s a winner. This recipe’s so easy you could probably train a monkey to do it. I used chicken thigh because it stays…

Raspberry & cranberry cheesecake brownies

Hold your breath ladies and gents, because this one’s just a little bit special, and a whole leap above your average brownie. I can’t take the credit for coming up with the idea (I forget where I saw the photo in the first place, some sort of social media platform…) but I will gladly take…

Fresh olive & rosemary rolls

I haven’t baked bread in a long, long time, and it was long overdue! Nothing beats fresh, home-made bread, right? On Friday I made green olive and rosemary rolls, and the smell of the bread cooking managed to sneak around the entire flat, which definitely got the salivary glands working overtime. Bread is such a great bake…

Chicken & veg soup

Been feeling a little under the weather this week, so made a hearty vitamin-packed home-made soup to keep me going. You can make your own broth/stock, like I did, or alternatively just buy some from the supermarket – they do liquid stocks these days, or boiling water and stock cubes would work fine too. Ingredients: Stock whole…

A week of celebrations (&pancake recipe)

Monday was Tet/Chinese New Year, and at home we made lots and lots of food to share with the whole family. The girls and I were prepping all morning, and all the hard work paid off because everything was soo delicious! I don’t have recipes for them, (although here X is a recipe I did…

Lasagne

One of the most ultimate comfort foods done right. Perfect for portioning and freezing in batches so you’ve always got a slice of glorious lasagne ready to go, whichever day of the week or time of the year. I’m only going to write up the meat sauce part of this recipe, as although I made…

Oops, I did it again…

Last time I had an essay due, I ended up making pancakes for the girls instead of actually working on my essay. Another essay, you say? Well, what to make this time round? Why, waffles of course 😉 They were so easy, quick, and incredibly delicious – the perfect procrasticooking snack! Ingredients: 250g self-raising flour…

Macaron appreciation post

My obsession for baking macarons (not to be confused with macaroons, the coconut-y blobby/domed soft cookies) started in the summer of 2013. I still remember my first ever batch, which I split into 3 separate bowls and flavoured with vanilla, lemon (filled with lemon curd), and strawberry (filled with strawberry jam). I think I only got about…