Review: Dinner at Sticks and Sushi

IMG_3947Great sushi in a city that is entirely landlocked? We’ve got it! Danish restaurant chain Sticks and Sushi recently opened here, bringing amazingly fresh sushi to us, and a host of delicious nibbles. (more…)

Easy Shakshuka – baked eggs in a pepper stew

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Much favoured amongst the fashionable Saturday brunching community, shakshuka is usually more of a weekday-dinner type of dish for us, it just fits better. Hey, we’re not fashionable. Shakshuka is an essential weeknight staple to add to your repertoire – its easy to make, cheap, one-pot, uses mostly store cupboard ingredients, healthy and very adaptable.  (more…)

Turmeric Roasted Aubergine + Coriander Chutney

IMG_2449Writing about food seems entirely trivial after this strange and maddening weekend of limbo, but despite how scary and unknown things are, life carries on. We get up in the morning and go about our days as normal, hoping future days won’t be too different or much worse. Cooking has been a good distraction this weekend, to avoid the car crash that is the press and social media. I want to stay informed, but you need to switch off for your sanity eventually, and the kitchen is an excellent sanctuary.

This is a simple recipe that delivers flavour in spades, and is a perfect weeknight meal with the addition of rice, naan or pita and green vegetables. (more…)

Meera Sodha’s summer specials at the Thali Cafe, Bristol

meera sodha thali cafe (3)Thali Cafe is the kind of place I want to be my local. My Indian restaurant for any occasion  – a quick masala chai before work, a spicy lunch to jumpstart your afternoon or a fine evening out with great company.

Until they come to Cambridge (they’re based in Bristol) we’ll just have to keep finding excuses to visit the South West, which is no bad thing! We were on our way to Bath last week so decided to stop for lunch at the Clifton cafe. Our visit was especially timely as one of my favourite Indian food writers Meera Sodha has recently collaborated with Thali Cafe on some mouthwatering summer specials. (more…)

Sunday supper #1

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Let’s start something new here shall we? A few treats on a Sunday evening to help stave off the Sunday blues and give you some inspiration for Monday and beyond. I share 5 lovely things on a Friday too, you should sign up!

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