Tag: Food

30/07/12

Go Fish I have found that fish incites strong emotions in people; they seem to either love it or hate it. If you’re a fan, give this wee recipe a whirl. If not, you could try subbing the fish for shredded cooked chicken, the capers for a handful of pan-fried mushrooms and leaving out the [...]

23/07/12

Spicy Carrot, Chickpea & Tomato Soup I could happily survive on a diet of soup. Soup is one of the easiest meals to throw together in a hurry and improvisation is fairly simple when you are missing an ingredient or two. This recipe is my favourite. It’s also tasty with some shredded spinach for a [...]

05/06/12

Roasts are, to me, the ultimate in home-style cooking, and roast chicken is unanimously a favourite with every flatmate I’ve ever had. I’ve tried many different ways for roasting chicken, but since discovering this method I haven’t looked back. The lemon and herbs taste beautiful with the chicken and the butter keeps the meat lovely [...]

28/05/12

As I imagine is the case with most people, some days I can happily spend hours in the kitchen, whipping up a feast with all the trimmings and other days, I totally can’t be arsed. When you find yourself feeling this way, don’t reach for those two-minute noodles; consider this week’s column a lifeline. This [...]

21/05/12

Potatoes are wonderful, aren’t they? They can be cooked hundreds of different ways, they’re cheap, they’re filling and everyone loves them. My all-time favourite way of cooking potatoes is to make a gratin dauphinois–or cheesy potatoes or scalloped potatoes or potato bake, whatever name you’d like to give it. This is fantastic served with a rich [...]

14/05/12

As I have said before, Nigella Lawson is my idol and her recipes are always so easy to read and recreate. The other thing I love about her recipes is they are simple enough that you can adapt them based on what you like or what is in your pantry. Recently I had a can [...]

07/05/12

When I’m feeling especially domestic or budget-conscious, I make these muffins to bring to class for lunch. They are really tasty and easily adaptable—you can chuck in whatever you’ve got to hand, and leave out whatever you don’t like. It’s also a lot cheaper than buying lunch on campus every day! (makes 12) Ingredients ▴ [...]

30/04/12

When I think of comfort food, the first thing that springs to mind is always a good, chunky tomato soup with crusty garlic bread. I’ve tried many different methods, but this is far and away the easiest way of making tomato soup that I’ve found—and, best of all, it’s stripped right down to the basic [...]

02/04/12

I am not going to sugar coat this: Nigella Lawson gives me the biggest lady-boner, ever. She is a domestic goddess of epic proportions and her cooking shows make me swoon! I love to read her recipes because I hear her sultry voice in my head, dictating the intricacies of her yummy recipes. For that [...]