All posts tagged: walnut

Walnut and Honey Spelt Loaf

Weekends are for baking, this is an indisputable fact. This week it was the Real Bread Campaign, and so I thought it only right that I get my hands dough-y. My household is collectively everything-intolerant so wheat has been off the menu for a while now, but it’s becoming more and more trendy now to eat things like spelt bread. This can only be a good thing because spelt is high in vitamin B2 alongside other nutrients, and being water soluble it allows your body to absorb them easily, it’s also easy on your cholesterol levels (proof here). So this recipe is good for your body, but baking bread is pretty good for the soul, too. The process of kneading and rising are grounding, and the homely smells that linger are unmatched by any Yankee candle. It’s a lot easier than some people might have you believe and there’s something very rewarding about buttering warm, fresh out of the oven bread that you crafted with your own fair hands. 500g spelt flour 1 tsp good sea …

Nuts’n’Seeds

OK so I bought a bag of hemp seeds weeks ago and I’ve been ignoring them ever since, what do you do with them? How do they work? What do they taste like? Are some of the things I would murmur in panic under my breath when they caught my eye as I reached for some peanut butter. Today, in light of recent chocolate indulgence, it was time to bit the bullet. All I’ve done here is toast a killer combo of nuts and seeds and added salt, do not be underwhelmed due to its simplicity, this is a good good thing. 2 handfuls walnuts 2 handfuls hemp seeds 2 handfuls pistachio nuts 2 handfuls sunflower seeds Get them on a chopping board, crush them up a bit leaving some large chunks here and there. Put some heat under a frying pan and just straight up dry fry them for about 10 minutes. After 8(ish) minutes sprinkle some sea salt in there too.   You’ve now got a jar (or whatever you put the finished …

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 …