Healthy Eating Italian Recipes Vegetarian

Tomato, Olive and Parsley Pasta

Olive Pasta

Some of the simplest and cheapest dishes one can make are pasta dishes. One reason for this is because pasta is so amazingly versatile. One can throw it together with all manner of things, probably because alone it doesn’t have a particularly strong taste, or a particularly individual texture. It merely provides a good body of carbohydrates for a sauce, which makes it an ideal food for here. Yet there have been very few pasta recipes posted on this blog, and I’m not quite sure why. As such, over the coming weeks I’ll seek to rectify that – after all everyone has at least some form of pasta in their cupboards, and one can pick up a 500g pack of spaghetti for a mere 41p.

French Recipes Vegetarian

Potatoes Gratin Dauphinoise

Potatoes Dauphinoise

University is over, results have been received and summer is here. For the past few weeks pretty much everything has been up in the air – even the weather hasn’t been sure of itself. However, today it is 30C outside and the weather isn’t set to change for a number of days, by which time I’ll be in the perpetually sunny Madrid. Even if I don’t know what I’m doing with the rest of my life quite yet I know I’m having a barbecue this afternoon, and that’s all the stability I need at the moment. Words cannot describe just how much I’m anticipating my first barbecue of the year – there is nothing quite like a homemade burger in a homemade wrap – which I have literally just finished preparing. I’m looking forward to taking some lovely photos which I’ll share tomorrow.

Asian Healthy Eating Indian Recipes Vegetarian

Potato and Lentil Curry

Lentil and Potato Curry

Why oh why can finding the time, or motivation, to blog be so difficult sometimes? I love doing it, and I always think to myself: I need to do this as much as possible – it can just get a little frustrating. However, by this Friday all of my university commitments, excepting graduation, will be done away with, and I expect to be back to my blogging best. Indeed, if anyone has any recipes they’d like to challenge me to make for under £2 a portion, feel free to comment, or to send me an e-mail. One occasionally needs inspiration, but I do have some rather tasty, and different, ideas up my sleeve. How do homemade fish fingers sound?

Healthy Eating Recipes

Tangy Chicken with Sweet Potato Chips

Tangy Chicken

So I’m about to start my last week of university life and D-Day is tomorrow, that is, Dissertation-Day. That’s right, I find out the mark of what is by far the largest most important piece of work of my undergraduate “career”. Scary times indeed – wish me luck. I’m fairly confident though, but still rather nervous. However, that’s enough crying for sympathy – on to food.

Caribbean Healthy Eating Recipes

Cooking the Caribbean – Jerk Pork

Jerk Pork

It’s simple but expensive to buy pre-made jerk sauce, or jerk seasoning, in the supermarket. For this reason I thought it best to try making some, and it’s delicious. In fact, as one might expect, you get an awful lot more flavour if you make it yourself. However, this recipe isn’t for the soft-tongued, it packs a punch – a problem which can be avoided, at cost of tradition – I suppose – by adding less chilli. I loved this meal, but my girlfriend wasn’t quite sure – because of the heat issue. But don’t let that put you off!