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Side Dishes

Never underestimated the importance of the ‘main event’s’ side-kick! Side dishes are what brings a meal together and I will not them them go unappreciated.

New Year’s Day Feast Part 1: Pear and beetroot salad, plus a tale of the most tragic journey home

I've always found New Year's Day to be a bit odd. It always begins with one voice in my head telling me to spend the day getting over the festivities of the night before (i.e., playing Skyrim, drinking copious amounts... Continue Reading →

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Sunday Roast Sides Part Two: Greens with Roasted Almonds and Sesame Seeds

  For the vegetable side of this lamb roast, I knew I wanted to use broccoli and you know how I love my green beans, but I wanted to change it up a little bit from what I've done before.... Continue Reading →

Sunday Roast Sides Part One: New Potatoes with Shallot and Parsley Vinaigarette

  I am an omnivore and always have been, apart from that one time in uni when I didn't eat meat for a few months because I was the true definition of student skint (a rite of passage), however there... Continue Reading →

Chick Pea and Pumpkin Curry

I hadn’t made a curry in a really long time and in a humous-making frenzy, my chick pea supplies went through the roof and the pumpkins and aubergine were looking especially pretty that day, so I got two that were... Continue Reading →

Home-Made Humous

Humous, hummus, either way the stuff is delicious, and even better when home-made! Humous is one of my favourite things to make because it lasts for a week of lunches, snacks with carrots or celery, it's delicious, it's filling and... Continue Reading →

Sunday Lunch – Roast Pork

My Sunday lunches vary, but it always surrounds the idea that I’m cooking something which I really want to take my time over, but a roast, that’s really something for Sunday! I’ve cooked roasts around times when I’ve especially missed... Continue Reading →

Chicken with Red Cabbage Casserole

  Red cabbage casserole is a wonderful side dish and in England, it's traditionally only really eaten at Christmas, and perhaps at barbecues. But, red cabbage casserole had a word and it believes that it should be thought of more... Continue Reading →

Roasted Broccoli

If, like me, you like broccoli in the same way you like seeing chickens in zoos, they're quite nice but they're not the reason why you're there. Well, roasted broccoli just became the snow tiger of the dinner plate. My... Continue Reading →

Roasted Aubergine with Peppers and Rosemary

I made this as a side dish to go with lemon salmon fillets and if you close your eyes, play sounds of birds signing and direct a lamp at your face, you can almost imagine that you were having a... Continue Reading →

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