Since we have been living in Yorkshire (over a year now) My fitness has improved slightly as we’e been out walking more. It is not enough though. The extra weight still sits on me feeling like I am stuck in an inner tube, feeling as if I can not quite […]

Couch 2 5K – starting out on my road to ...

Food makes me happy, I love reading about it, cooking and eating. I love feeding people and seeing smiling faces when they enjoy one of my creations. I’ll never be on a diet or eat simply for fuel. I am both a feeder and an eater. I actually feel sorry […]

Favourite food

fresh salad
You know those things you buy on a whim and then they sit unused in a cupboard or the freezer?  In our case the thing was a bag of frozen edamame beans. We finally got around to using them last night in a simple salad. They were cooked with peas […]

A taste of Summer salad

I’ve had a bit of temporary work, so blogging, housework, the garden and just about everything else has been neglected, the work now done I find myself free for now…. So I am starting to learn a bit beyond the basics of html and css. I’m also determined to blog […]

Meal planning Monday – A short week

The Golden Fish is my local Chinese takeaway and I am so glad it is, after years of avoiding Chinese takeaway I decided to ‘risk it’ so many locals seemed to love the food from here and now I can see why.  The Golden Fish really is excellent and very […]

Golden Fish – Mytholmroyd – Chinese takeaway

Yorkshire Pudding 1
Yorkshire puddings or batter puddings as I grew up calling them are probably my favourite part of a Sunday roast dinner, crisp and light and wonderful dunked in gravy, they are one of lifes simple pleasures. They do seem to flummox many people, people who are really good cooks often […]

Yorkshire Puddings

tenderstem broccoli quiche
Print Tenderstem broccoli & pancetta quiche Ingredients Makes 2 small quiches (5"/12cm tins) 125g plain flour 1/2 tsp salt 75g cold cubed butter water (a few tbsps 65g pancetta (diced) 1 shallot (finely diced) 1 clove of garlic 2 eggs 125ml double cream salt and pepper 6 spears of tenderstem […]

After another really fabulous vegetarian meal at our local cafe (The Blue Teapot – Mytholmroyd) I wanted to get more vegetarian meals into our plan. I do eat meat, but seem to be enjoying it less these days and my body does seem to feel better on a mostly vegetarian […]

Meal planning – this week in food

To me dal is a comfort food, something I crave when the weather is dreadful or I am cold or tired, it is easy to make, filling and delicious. Lentils are so versatile and dal is one of my favourite dishes to make with them. Black beluga lentil dal – serves 2-3 […]

Black Beluga Lentil Dal – Recipe

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I was offered the chance to try a product of my choosing from the fantastic (and huge-over 12000 lines) range of products offered by Real Foods. You can find them here. Real Foods are an Edinburgh based supplier of vegetarian, vegan, special diet, Fairtrade, organic and eco-friendly produce and products. […]

Real Foods – product review