Recipe – Vietnamese lemongrass soup with ginger pork meatballs and rice noodles

I love a good Asian broth. I think I could eat Asian food all the time and I honestly wouldn’t get sick of it. The good thing about it is it’s generally gluten free which works well for me and I love the light and refreshing flavours you get particularly with Vietnamese food. Another bonus…… Continue reading Recipe – Vietnamese lemongrass soup with ginger pork meatballs and rice noodles

Recipe – Pink Pickled Onions

If you know, you know. Pink pickled onions rock and pretty much go with everything if you fancy them. They are crunchy, acidic and a beautiful pink so easily a winner with impressing friends or adding a little pink to your meal. This recipe was inspired by one of Thomasina Mier’s Wahaca cookbooks – Mexican…… Continue reading Recipe – Pink Pickled Onions

Recipe – Summer salad of peas, edamame, feta, cashew and mint

The warm weather has arrived (although not sure how long it will stay this time) and BBQ’s have been happening all over Brighton in home gardens, parks and of course our pebbly beach. One thing I love about BBQ’s are the exciting salads you can bring which are so fresh and vibrant and full of…… Continue reading Recipe – Summer salad of peas, edamame, feta, cashew and mint

Recipe: Instant Pot Chinese 5 Spice Pork Belly with a Fragrant Broth and Noodles 

I have had my Instant Pot for several months now and it’s fair to say I’m impressed. I love how easy everything is and it makes weeknight cooking a lot more exciting and simply a breeze. Most of the time I cook in it I have followed recipes to the letter so I don’t mess them…… Continue reading Recipe: Instant Pot Chinese 5 Spice Pork Belly with a Fragrant Broth and Noodles 

Raw Vegan Cashew Cheese

One thing that I find it extremely hard to resist (even though it makes me feel ill), is cheese. It’s just so good and there are so many different cheeses and flavours they’re all just so exciting. I do have a little taster every now and then, but generally I am trying to not eat…… Continue reading Raw Vegan Cashew Cheese

Raw Vegan Date, Nut and Coconut Energy Balls

I have started going to yoga again twice a week and I find that as my classes are quite late, but I finish work normal time, I need that burst of energy to help me see it through without having a full meal. These energy balls are perfect for just that, as they are high…… Continue reading Raw Vegan Date, Nut and Coconut Energy Balls

Slow Cooked Top Rump of Beef with Tamarind, Cinnamon and Star Anise

I have a new way of trying to eat paleo sustainably on a budget and that is by only buying meat that is on special. Monday lunchtime comes around and I head over to my local supermarket to grab any meat that is free range, organic or British raised on the specials shelf in the…… Continue reading Slow Cooked Top Rump of Beef with Tamarind, Cinnamon and Star Anise

Egyptian Dukkah

Dukkah brings back lots of childhood memories for me, dipping bread in olive oil, then in the Dukkah, and eating it with the grown ups at friendly get-togethers. It is an Egyptian spice mix, which in Egypt it is sold as street food, in paper cones, with warm pita bread for dipping. The word is…… Continue reading Egyptian Dukkah

Banh Xeo – Vietnamese Savoury Pancakes

I first discovered Banh Xeo whilst attending a cooking class at the Morning Glory cooking school in Hoi An. I have dreamt about it ever since. In February 2013, I met my family in Vietnam for a 3 week holiday, a 21st birthday holiday for my younger sister - a tradition that our family started… Continue reading Banh Xeo – Vietnamese Savoury Pancakes