Carters of Moseley, Birmingham

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of experiencing Brad Carter’s culinary delights. I’ve heard loads about Brad and his restaurant over the last few months, excited would definitely be a word I’d used to describe my emotions. The simple, classy, dark, moody restaurant is inviting and really did set the scene for this…

Tom Yum Soup

It’s been a warm day and all I can think about is how summer is coming. I can’t stick to my winter comfort food any longer. So, I’ve been to the gym and then made this light and fresh soup to kick start my new spring diet! Tom Yum Soup 500ml chicken stock 1 lemongrass,…

Mushroom, Chicken and Miso Soup

One of the tastiest Japanese dishes I love is ramen. There’s loads of different types but it’s basically a stick with noodles and vegetables in topped with a soft boiled egg. It takes quite a while and skill to make an great ramen. If you don’t have the time this is a quick and easy…

Cucumber and Avocado Guacamole

I do cook a lot but every once in a while I have to work on an evening and my other half steps up. Tonight there was chilli con carne on the menu, well, his version of it. Like all men, he likes to go maverick and ‘throws’ something together. Tonight was no different. In…

Overnight Oats

When you’ve slept in or you’re just super busy in the morning, the one thing that gets sacrificed is usually  your breakfast. You might pick up something on the go and eat it at your desk or worse still, you might pop into McDonald’s. I hate it when this happens and I end up feeling guilty…

Dairy-Free Spreads

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m missing my butter on my Saturday morning bacon sarnies. So, I’m on the hunt to find a replacement before the weekend. I thought I’d have a look at what I could get at my local supermarkets. I usually shop at Aldi and anything I can’t get from there I pop…

I Need To Find Strength

This weekend we went to see some friends in Stoke. Over a few drinks we were trying to decide where to go for dinner. Every suggestion sounded great; Indian, burgers, Italian. All I was thinking about though was what non-dairy dishes could I have?? I haven’t told many friends about my new challenge but I…

Soba Beef Stir Fry

After a gym session you’ve got to make sure you have a quick to prepare and make dinner. This stir fry took 10 minutes from start to finish. soba beef stir fry 2 frying steaks 1/2 a red and green pepper 1 onion 1 carrot thumb size piece of ginger 1 garlic clove 100ml soy…

First Positive So Far

As a food teacher I really need to stay on top of all of the changes and developments to ensure my students have up to date knowledge. Today I’ve been to University College Birmingham to learn about scientific food experiments and how to prepare fish and chicken so I can show the students ready for…

Dairy-Free Isn’t So Easy

Standing in the queue in Costa yesterday I heard the woman in front of me ask for soya decaf latte. I had a little giggle and internally mattered ‘awkward’. Then it was my turn, large Americano for the other half and then I debated what I’d have. Nope, nothing. I don’t like black coffee, can’t…

Needham House Hotel, Stevenage

Everyone loves a bargain and the January is the perfect time to make the most of the offers available for a sneaky night away. We found an offer for a Saturday night and couldn’t resist. Needham House is not far from the A1 (M), close to Hitchin so it’s easy to get to. It would…

Teriyaki Salmon

Another favourite meal while I was in Japan was teriyaki salmon. You can literally have any meat, fish or vegetables with this teriyaki sauce. Not only does it have add an amazing flavour to meat or fish but makes rice a bit more interesting if you’re not a huge fan. There’s just 3 ingredients and…