Make hay whilst the sun shines

I have my good days and my bad days. That’s not strictly true. Sometimes I have a delightful morning, then the whole afternoon is a write off. Or I wake up feeling awful, but settle into the day by the evening. One thing I’m learning about living with endometriosis is that neither type of day…

No surrender

The diet scene in my office is ridiculous. There’s someone doing 5:2, a couple of die hard Slimming World members, a raw vegan and somebody who eats high protein. The conversation starts up and they ask me what do I do, what do I eat. They know I’m gluten intolerant, but aside from that, nothing…

3 Cheap Ingredients: Grains

I’m back with another showcase about my favourite, cheap ingredients. As before, you can click the links to see more Boo Wholefoods recipes. I got a lot of positive feedback on my Fruits and Vegetables post, so I thought I would continue the series with another big food group; grains. Carbs are life. They give…

I can’t eat chocolate like I used to

Christmas is a celebration of food in general, but Easter is all about chocolate. I can hear whispers of roasted lamb, simnel cake and hot cross buns, but really, it’s the chocolate that takes center stage. When I was little, Easter was my favourite holiday. It meant more time playing in the garden (fingers crossed)…

A dish for my mother

My mum used to come home from a long day of work, boil the kettle and grab pasta from the cupboard. She would fry up some halloumi slices and saute assorted vegetables as the pasta was cooking, then spoon out some green (rarely red) pesto from a jar, stir through and dig in. I’m sure she still does…

The Big Dream

Going to Kate’s Cafe in Southampton at the weekend reignited my goal of owning and running my own cafe. Everything will be blue and white, my favourite colour combination. All of the dishes will match, with co-ordinating fixtures and fittings. There will be light wood tables and chairs dotted around the space, with elegant menus…