All posts tagged: garlic

Broccoli Stalk and Garlic Fried Rice

I do remember that at some point in recent past, I promised you an onslaught of easy weeknight meals. I still intend to stand by that promise, but January has been an absolute shocker thus far, and so I’m afraid a recently acquired side dish is going to have to do for the time being. As you all know, food waste is one of the things that I’m most passionate about. The food waste figures in this country are shameful, and I think we all need to talk more about it, as frequently as possible, so that it’s at the forefront of our minds when we’re in the kitchen. To that end, whenever I pick up a new trick to combat food waste, I pass it on to you ASAP. Which brings me to today’s guest of honour: broccoli stalks. Did you know they were edible? Up until these past few months, I really had no idea. I’ve been throwing them in the bin this whole time.   Upon reading a book about food waste …

Perfect Guacamole (every time)

Guacamole is a staple side as far as I’m concerned. I struggle to think of a savoury dish that I would not want to eat guacamole with – and quite right, too! Avocados are packed with good fats, vitamins and fibre, and they reduce cholesterol too, so you can feel much better about keeping a share pack of Doritos to yourself if you have this tasty dip to go with it (kidding I don’t do that anymore). 1 avocado 3 cloves garlic – chopped to within an inch of its life Few shakes chilli flakes (Say it out loud it sounds cool) Fresh herbs – chopped.. see above Good squeeze of lime juice Little bit of seasalt This is only gonna work if your avocado is ripe, give it a little squeeze to find out, if it gives, its guac time. Just get everything in a bowl and mash it with a fork, its that easy, you now have no excuse to eat processed shop bought guacamole – you’re welcome. This album will get you through a …

Rosemary & Garlic Focaccia – the calm before the feast

The Easter Bank Holiday weekend is, at last, upon us. As you all know, holidays bring family from far and wide which can mean only one thing – feast! I’m in charge of what gets put on the table this weekend so tonight has been a flurry of preparation and planning. Being super busy with working out how I’m going to fit in my entire menu tomorrow, I am sorry to admit I wasn’t brave enough to attempt creating my own recipe for focaccia, bread is an easy one to screw up. Luckily, inspiredtaste have a beautifully clear recipe over on their website which I followed to a ‘t’ and it came out just as I’d hoped! I needn’t copy out their recipe word for word, so if you want to make this easy and delicious (it really is good, I couldn’t help but try a little in advance..) focaccia, head over to inspiredtaste and let them show you how. I look forward to updating here tomorrow on my big Easter feast, watch this space! Thanks for …