Recent Eating

I was looking at my blog last night and realised how neglected it has been recently, poor blog. I’ve been busy with my new job (which is great) and making jewellery but I have still been cooking some nice things. I’m pretty good at snapping pics on my phone and putting them on Instagram, which has been about all the blogging I’ve been doing lately. Here are some of my favourite things from the last month.

Glazed sesame chicken, thai green butternut squash curry and fluffy basmati rice. 
This chicken is SO good, it didn’t think it would cook in time and worried it would burn, but it was great. The skin was like fried chicken, ridiculously good. Chicken recipe courtesy of Jamie Oliver 

Bubble and squeak cakes with roasted fennel and squash warm salad. 
My first go at trying roasted fennel, I always thought the aniseed would be too overpowering but it is just right, adapted from River Cottage Veg, I missed out the spelt to keep it simple, the flavours were still there and it all worked together really well.

The bubble and squeak cakes were some leftover mash, shredded cabbage, an egg, garlic, lots of parsley and seasoning, fried til crispy on both sides.

Clandestine Cake Club! 
I was so pleased to make the latest cake club meeting at La Tasca in Cambridge. Lyn, the founder of Clandestine Cake, was our guest of honour, it was lovely to meet the lady who started it all off. There are now over 60 clubs in the UK and across the world, find your club here. I baked a rhubarb victoria sponge (unpictured, it tasted good but was pretty unphotogenic!). I love going to cake club, I always come back brimming with ideas and high off a sugar rush. 

Some other things that didn’t make it on to my photo album but are definitely worth trying:

Crispy Baked Onion Rings – I made these twice in one week. Enough said!

Creamy Avocado Pasta – Avocado is one of my favourite things to eat, this pasta dish is super quick and I found I didn’t even need to add parmesan, which is a first.

Crispy Tofu Strips – I am slowly learning to like Tofu, I think it works well in a handful of dishes. Silken tofu is normally my favourite, this is a great way of using firm flavoured tofu (I used basil, but you can also get smoked) in a healthy way.

Teacake in Shepreth – My new favourite tea room / cafe. And it happens to be 2 minutes away from my office. Win win.

Carrot Fries – almost guilt free chips. Almost.

Ta Da! A new blog post. That wasn’t so hard 🙂

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