Author: cateinthekitchen

Fully Loaded Veggie Burgers with Halloumi, Pineapple, Beet and Avocado

This post is in collaboration with Bertolli As most of you know by now, I’ve gone back to vegetarianism for a bit. I’ve done it for a variety of reasons: it’s cheaper, it’s hard to argue against the fact that it’s better for you – and for some reason that I’ve been unable to identify, I’ve just gone off meat in general. The thought of cooking with it suddenly makes me feel a bit voms, truth be told. My very much plant based Mother couldn’t be happier, as I’m sure you can imagine. What better way to jump into this new regime than with a perfect-for-summer veggie burger recipe, eh? I should be clear from the off, this isn’t a recipe for a veggie patty (I’m yet to turn out one of those that I’m pleased enough with to share with the world) as much as it is a flavour combination suggestion that you might not have heard before. In fact, there’s really no reason that it need be vegetarian at all, if that’s not …

It’s Time to Get Your Picnic On

Did you know that it was International Picnic Day on Sunday 18th June? Nope, I wouldn’t have done either if it weren’t for Tesco sliding into my inbox about it. Most food holidays pass me by pretty much unnoticed these days, but eating alfresco is something I’ve come to get really excited about in the last couple of months – as you’ll already know if you keep up to date with Happy Sunday – so I figured this was one worth writing about. Tesco have just launched a new mediterranean inspired Deli range consisting of lots of little bites that are edible both hot and cold, making them just about perfect for all of your picnicky needs. The Tesco team sent us a selection of their new treats – along with pretty much everything else we could possibly need for the perfect picnic – over the weekend so that I could bring you this little slice of fun in the sun. Eating outside is really good for you. I hear you, I’m a massive hippy …

We’re Going to LoveFit Festival 2017

Call me crazy, but I think I’ve found a festival that will have you feeling better when you leave than you did when you arrived – and I’m down for it. LoveFit is coming our way 28-31st July at the St Clere Estate in Kent. There’s a musical presence in the evening but – in a UK first – their main focus is fitness, with special classes running throughout Saturday and Sunday. If you’d have told me three years ago that in 2017 I’d be willingly attending a festival dedicated to fitness I’d have laughed in your face – probably inadvertantly spraying you with cake crumbs – and dismissed such silliness immediately. My life is looking pretty different now: I pay attention to what I’m eating from a health perspective, I walk as far and as often as I can, and I love a good session on the yoga mat. So, I kind of feel like fitness and me are ready to take things to the next level, and this festival looks like it’s gonna …