Growing up I devoured my way through many slices of Comté cheese, never grasping its full beautiful complexity. Made in Franche-Comté, a picturesque area of north-east France stretching between Jura, Bourgogne, Ain and Alsace, this long lasting, hard aged cheese can be subtle or intense depending on its age and when it was produced. Did you know […]
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To celebrate British Pie Week (March 7 – 13 th), I have teamed up with Pieminister who have kindly sent me a selection of their vegetarian pies to try out. Pieminister is a family business based in Bristol that was set up in 2003. To this date they are still making their award-winning pies themselves, using ethically […]
When I first starting cooking plant-based recipes, I realised that there were many ingredients I was not familiar with, let alone had in my cupboard. I started stocking up an all new pantry with pomegranate molasses, chia seeds, diverse seeds & nuts, black & white miso, refined sugar alternatives (such as honey, maple syrup, rice syrup, date syrup etc..), […]
Since starting The Flexitarian one thing has become obvious: my kitchen is in need of a full makeover. Cupboards and worktops are bursting with the latest gadgets and samples (one of the perks of food blogging) and drawers are over-filled with herbs, spices, nuts and seeds. Doing a lot of food photography, I am always on […]
I am a lucky girl. Following the delicious Anna Jones‘ recipe box last year, Riverford sent me their latest guest chef selection to review. The current recipe box has been created by The Happy Pear twins, David and Stephen Flynn. I have to admit, I did not know who they were but what a discovery! […]
The long awaited vegan range from Quorn has finally arrived and I was lucky enough to get an exclusive sneak peak and taste two weeks ago. The story of Quorn is unusual. It starts in a field in England in the early 1960’s. Because of fears of food shortages, scientists were asked to find new […]
A couple of weeks ago Riverford contacted me to ask if I would like to try one of their guest recipe boxes by Anna Jones. “Anna Jones, did you say?? Yes please!” I am a big big fan and love her recipes and cookbooks! Anna Jones trained at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen in London. She has […]
A few weeks ago Comté Cheese got in touch to ask if I would be interested in creating some recipes for them. Little did they know, I actually come from Franche-Comté and Comté is one of my favourite cheeses. How could I refuse? Sharing a border with Switzerland, Franche-Comté is a very picturesque area of […]
Waffles are such a treat. I love them for breakfast oozing with maple syrup, for brunch with something savoury or as an after school snack with fruits. They are very popular in our house but my old waffle maker was not living up to expectations so I had more or less given up on them. […]
Coconut oil is a great addition to your kitchen cupboard, so I was very happy to receive a sample of Shore Organic Raw Virgin Coconut Oil. Along with “clean eating,” coconut oil has become incredibly popular. There are many claims about its health benefits, though this is something I prefer to stay cautious about. Coconut oil is high in […]
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