Some of you may think an omelette is super simple. Which to be fair it is, when you know the best way to make it and the key ingredients. Ever made one and thought…”I’d have much rather had dippy eggs” or “screw it, I’m having something else next time”? Then there’s a chance you’re doing it wrong. A good omelette can be packed with flavour, yet light and fluffy, keeping a good form and shape. Delicious with half an avocado, or side salad and fresh crusty bread, it can make a truly satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner. My favourite omelette at the moment is mushroom and cheese. Cooked with plenty of onion too, the umami flavours are potent in every bite. So flavoursome it doesn’t…

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Using up leftovers has to be one of the most satisfying things. There’s nothing worse than going into the kitchen mid-week, after a long day in the office, and realising that you haven’t used the rest of the pack of meat, some of your favourite fresh veggies and that your bread has gone mouldy. I’m sure we’ve all experienced it at least once before. I’ve got really good at freezing everything which is due to go off, and then using it from frozen in my cooking – frozen beansprouts, sausages, crumpets, etc. But I do love to take a look at what needs eating and try to concoct some sort of recipe from the mashup of ingredients – it’s almost like a challenge. Recently I…

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A pad thai used to be my go-to dish when out for Asian food. A fail safe. Something you could trust would be pretty darn tasty wherever you were. That was up until I made a conscious promise to myself that I needed to start trying new things on the menu. But before recently I never knew how easy it was to make. Like super speedy! Ok so the noodles might take a tiny bit of patience – you have to soak them and stir them as soon as they start to soften to try and stop them from sticking to each other. Once soft enough to wrap round a fork, you drain, rinse with cold water and stir in a little oil to avoid…

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My first experience of the sweet, soft, buttery cornbread was at the Big Easy in Covent Garden. This Canadian Crab shack was our spot one evening for an unlimited BBQ feast, and some cute cornbread muffins came out too – they complimented the barbecue dishes so well I knew I had to recreate it at home. Since then I’ve tried a few times to bake my own, each time switching something new in and out of the recipe to find out how to make it taste it’s most awesome – not because I’m an amazing baker, but because cornbread is a fab creation. Cornbread is actually super simple to make. So simple that the first time I started researching recipe ideas, I was sure everyone…

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With the weather still really warm and sunny, iced coffees are perfect for getting that caffeine fix. I used to only like the blended variety, coffee frappucinos, but since my love for coffee has grown (and perhaps I’ve matured slightly), nothing beats a coffee served over ice with a splash of milk when it’s warm and sticky out. For all those times when a hot coffee is just going to make you sweat (I’m sure we’ve all been there), or if you’re just looking to shake up your afternoon drink, this is perfect – my go-to iced coffee. Simple yet delicious. What’s better, the only extra thing you need compared to making a regular cuppa Joe is ice! So grab that ice cube tray and…

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