All posts tagged: pear

Christmas Toast

I really do hope you’re all cool with me going full speed ahead with the Christmas vibe. I met a lady at Burt’s Homestores today who looked like she was ready to meet her maker as a result of over-exposure to Christmas music so early on, and I’d hate to think that’s what I’m doing to you, my favourite people on the Internet.. Saying that, even if you sent me an email right now begging me for mercy, on your hands and knees asking me to just quit it until December.. I’d probably reply with a Christmas tree emoji and a quote from Elf about somebody needing a hug. I’m just that person, I’m sorry. If you’re as ready as I am to drink that mug of Christmas cheer, slam it down and demand seconds, then you should make this for breakfast over the weekend. If you’re not, then I suggest you pin this recipe and dig it out on December 20th or whenever it is you crazies begin to accept festivity. Posh toast is …

Chicory Green Salad

There’s something about Spring that makes me want to pack as much green in to my dinner as possible, a fresh meal to compliment the fresh air. This is potentially borderline obsessive compulsive green but as the great Ron Swanson once said, “never half-ass two things, whole-ass one thing” I don’t want to say this is a whole-ass green salad because I feel like that doesn’t have quite the right ring to it, but I’m sure you get my drift. Chicory is a real good’un, it reduces inflammation in the body, supports digestion and speeds up your metabolism – its also full of antioxidants. You’ve also got some cucumber in there with a nice high water content, my loyal friend avocado, and a pear makes a curveball appearance. This one’s really good for you, if you’re going hardcore detox vibe you can skip the dressing, but I drizzled it with mustard vinaigrette just after taking the picture. Serves 1 1/2 pear, sliced with a peeler (any kind, I don’t even know what kind I used) 1/2 …

The Easter Feast

The best thing about an extended weekend is having enough time to cook big. So, for my first day of Easter cooking, I went for more dishes than can fit on our dinner table at once. The focaccia I made the night before tasted like something out of a deli frequented by the cast of Made In Chelsea with some balsamic and olive oil, set on the table with olives, sundried tomatoes and all kindsa cured meats. What better way to warm up for a huge meal? Of the dishes pictured in the image at the top of this post, you can find the recipe for the fritters here and the coleslaw here. Chicken, Pomegranate & Cous Cous Salad Serves 5 (with adequate leftovers) 1 cooked chicken breast 250g cous cous 300ml boiling water 1 pomegranate’s worth of seeds 250g feta Dressing of your choice (chilli oil, honey, lime and salt is a dream – shake it up in a jar) Follow the pack instructions for making the magic happen with your cous cous, mine required being immersed …