Sausage, Bacon, Broad Bean and Herb Picnic Pasta!

This recipe reminds me of a sunny afternoon picnic. It’s such a reliable pasta recipe and I’ve used it for years for big summery lunches, road trips and packed work lunches! I’ve been keeping it a secret... but here you go – this is what you do for the love of your job! ...more

My 20 Minutes Meal Of Microwavable Tomato Pasta with Mozzarella

I have recently picked up on the 5.30pm Channel 4 show in Durham – ‘Jamie Oliver’s 30-minute meals‘ and am hereby mimicking some of his cooking ethos:...more

Recipe: Best-of-Both-Worlds Carrot Cake Oatmeal

Do you remember being a kid and yearning for the day when you could eat cake for breakfast? Well, nine-year-old you is going to be very, very happy today.Behold Carrot Cake Oatmeal, a grown-up way to satiate your childhood craving for treats at breakfast! Grown-up you will love the wholesomeness of oats, carrots, and walnuts, and your inner child will be satisfied with the sweetness of coconut and maple syrup.It’s the best of both worlds, breakfast edition....more

14 Super Ways to Save on Groceries

For many of us, our food bill each month is only second to our mortgage or rent. For some people, it actually exceeds the cost of housing....more

Pan Fried Cauliflower Florets

This cauliflower recipe is something my mom has made often when we were growing up. I remember waiting impatiently in the kitchen as she was finishing cooking the cauliflower, so that we can sit down to eat fresh, delicious, crispy pan fried cauliflower florets....more

Rosemary Roasted Spaghetti Squash Seeds

I cannot believe that Superbowl XLIX is finally here!!! I have so much stuff to cook this evening it's incredible - but I can't wait. I'm devouring Eragon and it's so pleasant, most of the other books I've been reading haven't given me that joy. I really wanted to use up the leftover seeds from Friday's recipe, and I think it's fitting. Eragon's family are farmers, and almost everything would be utilized as opposed to being wasted. If anything making those seeds made me forget how I should be doing more with the produce I cook with....more

Powerhouse Baked Oatmeal

 Winter has always seemed like an endurance sport to me.I know that there is something about myself to learn in it (like how to be less of a cold-weather whiner) but for the most part I try to close my eyes and wish it away. That’s not working out so well.If a person has to get up in the dark and cold for a good chunk of the year, it helps to have a warm breakfast to look forward to....more

Pineapple Mango Smoothie Surprise (Spoiler alert: it's red lentils)

Smoothies aren’t exactly the stuff of leisurely breakfasts.They are quick to put together and gulp down on rushed mornings, but unfortunately, they aren’t always great for keeping the fires stoked until lunch time. Yogurt and fruit are very nice, but they don’t fill a person up.Enter lentils....more

Vermicomposting: A Simple Way to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint by As Much As 40%!

This is end result: worm castings.  The little golden egg on the rim of this aluminum pan from your red wiggler worms is a sign that they are reproducing and that your bin is healthy....more