Lemon and thyme loaf

When life gives you lemons, make lemon and thyme cake… Lemon drizzle is a classic, my go to cake. A zingy crunchy icing and moist sponge, what more could you want from a cake! However, I did fancy a bit of change this time and with a new oven, what better time to test out a new…

Breadline Challenge – Final Day

I had intended to write everyday during the breadline challenge but once I hit Wednesday, I was suffering from mid challenge slumps. The day was a bit of struggle; I had low energy levels and lacked focus at work, and the rest of week remained similar. What I have realised during this week is that;…

Breadline Challenge Day 2 – Chickpea and carrot patties

These were inspired by the chickpea and coriander burgers I saw on the BBC good food website, a great source for finding new recipes, and the famous Jack Monroe kidney bean and carrot burgers. I included chickpeas instead of kidney beans, a grated carrot, and my mum suggested using some of the frozen spinach – an excellent suggestion….

Breadline Challenge Day 1 – Black eyed bean and vegetable curry

For day 1 of the breadline challenge I made this easy and simple curry. I have fond memories of eating black eyed beans for breakfast during my childhood; mum used to soak them overnight and cook them with some light and gentle spices. They were a delicious and nutritious way to start the day!  They also make…

The FoodCycle Breadline Challenge is here…

It’s so easy to just spend £2.50 on a cup of coffee or a slice of cake, without a lot of thought, especially in London. It doesn’t seem like a lot of money, but for many this is the sort of amount of money they have to spend on an entire day’s food. It has become…

Aubergine, chickpeas and goats’ cheese

I stumbled upon this recipe in the Waitrose Kitchen magazine a while back, it originally seemed like an unusual combination of goats’ cheese, chickpeas and aubergine, but by god was it delicious! It is utterly comforting, super quick to make and tastes divine. Although, aubergines aren’t really in season at the moment, I couldn’t help but think back…

Breadline Challenge – FoodCycle

FoodCycle, a charity close to my heart, builds communities by fighting food poverty and social isolation with food waste! They do wonderful work across England, in 20 different community projects, all run by amazing volunteers. I have been volunteering with FoodCycle LSE for 2.5 years as a hub leader. FoodCycle LSE At FoodCycle’s longest running project, we’ve…

Chocolate and Orange Shortbread

I love shortbread biscuits; the lovely buttery melt in the mouth texture is just so satisfying. They also make such good gifts to friends and family! I usually make them plain, sometimes simplicity is the best. Here, though, I have jazzed it up with some orange zest and drizzled chocolate, which is a much loved combination! The…