The Clean Plate Club

If you don’t think history is important, think about how many of us still try to finish a meal completely, leaving a clear plate with a clear conscience. This comes from our grandmothers from the wartime era when food waste was criminal, literally – people paid huge fines and spent time in prison. Our relatives adopted…

She-Hulk Smoothie

As excited as I am for the latest installation in the Thor movies (especially as Taika Waititi is directing – see Hunt for the Wilderpeople, or What We Do in the Shadows), I long for a She-Hulk film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I think Jennifer Walters is such an interesting character in the comics that…

´╗┐Orange Curry

So called because of the colours of vegetables used to make this dish, no fruit in sight. This is a fantastically simple recipe and it’s delightful cold in tomorrow’s lunch boxes. The lentils and sweet potato make for a creamy texture, without the addition of any actual cream. It’s a cheap dish too and one…

Wholefood Haul Spring 2017

I hope you all had the most wonderful Easter weekend and are making the most of the lovely days off. You know you’re into healthy food when you get some money for the holidays and immediately think of which ingredients you’re going to buy with it. My mother and grandmother kindly sent me some money…

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)…