A New Approach to Cooking – focusing on creativity in the kitchen

“The real joy of cooking is the alchemy of combining ingredients, be they animal or vegetable in origin, in dishes that become much more than the sum of their parts.” – Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall It doesn’t matter how many things I cook, I am consistently amazed at how a few simple ingredients can be magically…

Green Vegetable Pie with Rice Crust

I made way too much rice to go with our curry the other night. I’ve been experimenting with different amounts, as I often get it wrong and end up with too little. So I was left with a whole container full of basmati and no desire to eat it. As I always do, I turned…

Breakfast for Two – Oatmeal Pancakes

Pancakes, in all of their iterations, are one of my favourite foods. Traditional white flour flapjacks are a little bland without the maple syrup, and since I’m trying to limit sugar in my diet I’ve been trying out different recipes (see my zucchini feta fritters here). These oatmeal pancakes are an amalgamation of a few…

Sunday Black Box Challenge: Wasting Less

Last week I shared an example of my Sunday cooking ritual, which is essentially my way of using up the week’s leftover produce and other bits and bobs that won’t last much longer. I made chicken soup, parsley walnut pesto, stone fruit chutney, and broccoli squash biscuits as well as a stock pack for later….

Sunday Black Box Challenge: Using up the week’s leftovers

I’d love to say I’m one of those Instagrammable ladies who strolls through farmer’s markets every couple of days buying only what I need, carrying it home in a woven bag with brown leather straps and using every last scrap to prepare a slew of virtuous and nutritious meals. Alas I’m not attractive enough to…

Breakfast for One: Zucchini and Feta Fritters

The fact that I typically eat breakfast alone doesn’t mean I’m going to just eat a bowl of cereal and call it a morning. Whenever possible I have a warm, cooked breakfast because it keeps me full until lunch. Sneaking in some protein and veggies doesn’t hurt either. I like cooking for one because it…