chcolate cake with raspberries
Yakumama – Review We were first alerted to Yakumama via social media, they were running a kickstarter to open their own permanent space in Todmorden. We thought the food sounded exciting so we bought a meal. I am so glad we did. The restaurant serves vegetarian Small plates that draw […]

Yakumama – Todmorden – restaurant review


Thai green curry with halloumi
Thai green curry is such a delicious veggie dish.  You can use just veggies or add tofu too. We recently discovered that halloumi works really well. This is not a recipe per se. More a this is how we do it and tips for getting the most out of your […]

Thai Green Veggie Curry


pearled spelt risotto with beans and peas
Pearled spelt risotto is such a versatile dish. I did dither over whether calling it a risotto is the right title, but in essence it is what it resembles and the method is not too dissimilar. The following recipe, is more a guide. I do not measure and I use […]

Pearled Spelt Risotto



sweet potato gratin with salad
Sweet Potato Gratin Ingredients 1kg sweet potatoes, scrubbed and sliced thinly – the thickness of a 10p 2 tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves finely chopped 1 red chilli finely chopped 250ml double cream 150g crunchy peanut butter Zest and juice of one lime salt and black pepper Method   Heat the oven […]

Sweet potato gratin


spices roasting
Garam Masala   Garam Masala is a blend of spices and sometimes herbs. The word masala  means spices and garam means hot. The hot is in the Ayurvedic sense of heating the body, not blow your head off chilli  heat. It differs from region to region and many families have […]

Garam Masala


lentil mushroom paneer curry
Paneer and mushroom dhansak came about as we wanted a veggie version of our beloved chicken dhansak. We are quite new to vegetarian cooking, so are always looking for ways to make veggie versions of old favourites. Paneer and Mushroom Dhansak   Ingredients 1 can of lentils (400g) 1 block […]

Paneer and Mushroom Dhansak



birdie
Next week I am trying several new dishes. I am really looking forward to them and hoping they taste as delicious as the pictures made them look.  Whilst we were shopping I spotted a new (to me) magazine. Plant based a quick flick through and I wanted to make at least […]

Next weeks meal plan


chocolate cake
This year we celebrated 16 years together. We decided to treat ourselves to a meal out. I am so glad we picked The White Rabbit in Todmorden.  It was a stunning meal, in a wonderful cosy restaurant. I would go as far as to say it is the best meal […]

The White Rabbit – Todmorden – Review


meal plan
June already, how time flies.     Weekly plan w/e 15th June As you can see. I attempted to pretty up my meal plan. Not quite what I wanted, but I will keep looking. My meal plan weeks start on a Saturday, so this template was not ideal. I will […]

June – weekly meal plan



soap bar
When we decided to try and kick plastic out of our lives one of the first and easiest swaps we made was to switch to bar soap and bar shampoo.  Luckily for me the first brand we tried was the rather brilliant Friendly soap . So far we have tried the lemongrass […]

Friendly Soap – Review