Garlic-lime mayo

A simple, delicious recipe to pimp up your mayo – perfect as a dip, in sandwiches, or whatever else you want to use it for 🙂 Ingredients: 5 tbsp mayo 1 medium clove garlic, minced finely juice 1/2 lime* 1-2 spring onions, finely sliced small bunch coriander, leaves stripped & finely chopped (hold some back…

Spicy peanut noodles

Oh Donal Skehan you genius, this recipe was absolute magic. SO tasty and fresh, and so so easy & quick too. Unfortunately, the only noodles I had was spaghetti, and I was too impatient to wait until I’d gotten better ‘noodles’ to make this dish with. In any case, everything still turned out delicious! I’ll leave you…

Spinach potato smash

A fresh alternative to mashed potatoes. Swap in spinach with any dark leaf of your choice (watercress works well too). Ingredients: 1 small bag new potatoes 1 bag fresh spinach OR (same volume of potatoes) frozen spinach juice of 1-2 limes (to taste) 2-3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced drizzle good quality olive oil salt &…

Falafels

I saw this recipe x by Foodbycamilla aages ago, and made my first batch back in September, and my second batch last week. They’re absolutely delicious! Super easy and really cheap. (Perfect student food.) Here, I’ve altered the recipe a little more to my tastes (e.g. doubled the spices as I like mine pretty spiced), but thanks…

Girolles on baguettini

So I bought a punnet of girolles from one of the markets here down in the south of France, and they sat in the fridge for a few days with me fretting over what to do with them. Luckily, a photo of some delicious mushrooms on toast popped up on my Instagram newsfeed, and a…

Spicy chorizo-prawn appero

Here in France, this is one of our family’s favourite apperatif nibbles. I’ve adapted this a little from my mum’s ‘gambas pil pil’, but I’ve had no complaints! Great for drinks nibbles, or perhaps even as a starter. Enjoy 🙂 Ingredients: 200g cooked & drained prawns 200g spicy chorizo, sliced into rounds 1/4 bulb garlic,…

Chocolate fridge bites

Super quick recipe that requires no equipment other than a measuring cup of sorts (I used a small mug), a microwave, and a spoon. These were so delicious (though very naughty – definitely a special treat type of thing!), and went down very quickly at home 🙂 Choose any fillings that you have lying around, just…

(Dairy-free) Strawberry milk

A perfect summer drink, recommended if you have particularly ripe & sweet strawberries 🙂 Ingredients: Handful strawberries (5-6) Rice milk Vanilla bean paste Agave nectar (optional, best used with non-ripe strawberries) Method: (Serves 1) Halve strawberries into a jug. Cover the strawberries with rice milk until almost or just covered. (On my jug, I got…

Herby flatbreads

I saw this recipe X the other week and HAD to try it out! I’ve been looking for a quick flatbread recipe for ages, and this was just perfect. Baking powder instead of yeast means there’s no waiting time for the bread to prove; simply mix together the ingredients and then bake! I doubled all…

Courgette ribbons

Hopping on the ‘courgetti’ boat a little late, but better late than never … ? After so much hype and excitement about these courgetti, I wanted to see what all of the fuss was about. Now, I don’t own a spiraliser and I didn’t plan to get one just to use once for courgetti, so I followed…

One pot pasta

This recipe really is a minimal-effort dish. The only things you’ll need are a chopping board, a pot and a measuring jug. (Maybe scales, if you’re not comfortable with guestimating.) I based my one-pot off of Donal Skehan’s recipe X which he based off of Martha Stewart’s recipe.. It’s so easy to add and change…

Wild garlic pesto

Sorry for missing Friday’s post, I’ve been busy with exams and then work straight away! I was so excited the other week to accidentally stumble upon a whole hillside of wild garlic! I grabbed a big bunch of the leaves and carried them around in my bag, subsequently leaving a pungent garlic-y trail in my…