Akara aka Banana Fritters – Sierra Leone Flavours

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 | 17 comments

Akara aka Banana Fritters – Sierra Leone Flavours

It is time to introduce you to one of my favourite ever Sierra Leonean breakfasts. Akara to me or banana fritters to you. They are like nutmegy banana pancake balls – but so much better.

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Coconut Encrusted Pineapple and Fish Kebabs with Mango Salsa

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 | 39 comments

Coconut Encrusted Pineapple and Fish Kebabs with Mango Salsa

These coconut encrusted pineapple and fish kebabs served alongside a helping of mango salsa definitely are fresh and crunchy, sweet, light with a hint of spice.

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Pasta with Basil and a Savoury Rhubarb Sauce

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 | 38 comments

Pasta with Basil and a Savoury Rhubarb Sauce

Check out my super easy pasta with basil and a savoury rhubarb sauce that is ready in 20 mins.

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Quick Pickled Lemons

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 | 27 comments

Quick Pickled Lemons

Life gave me a whole lot of lemons so I made these quick pickled lemons which, are a more like quick preserved lemons Ottolenghi style. Fragrant, spicy, sweet, tart etc, I find them very addictive.

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Calling Home with Lebara

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 | 33 comments

Calling Home with Lebara

Nowadays, we are lucky to be able to have mobiles and cheaper ways of keeping in contact with home. Especially through companies like Lebara. Their aim was to help migrants like me to keep in touch with families and friends through their good, low-cost products and services.

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Quinoa and Wild Garlic Sauce with Grilled Mushrooms

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 | 29 comments

Quinoa and Wild Garlic Sauce with Grilled Mushrooms

Yeap, I am a convert. I smothered some quinoa with a wild garlic sauce (ramsons, ramps). I then topped this green quinoa with a whole load of grilled vegetables and grilled lemons and served it for brunch.

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Feta and Wild Garlic Muffins

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 | 43 comments

Feta and Wild Garlic Muffins

I bake a lot of muffins. Except OH does not like the sweet’ish muffins. Nope, he is firmly in the savoury muffins camp. So I thought I would make him these wild garlic muffins loaded with feta cheese and roasted red peppers. The way to a man’s heart and all that.

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To Paris in the Eurostar

Posted by on Apr 11, 2015 | 35 comments

To Paris in the Eurostar

This year I decided to spend my birthday Paris. And what better way get there than quickly and easily via the Eurostar. Only an easy and relaxing 2 1/4 hours journey from London.

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Chorizo and Mushroom Stew and Cooking with the Multicooker Redmond RMC-M90E

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 | 57 comments

Chorizo and Mushroom Stew and Cooking with the Multicooker Redmond RMC-M90E

I have been rather excitedly testing out my brand new Multicooker Redmond RMC-M90E. And the easy chorizo and mushroom stew I will share at the end of this review is just one of the many recipes I whipped up in it.

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Wild Garlic and Farro Soup

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 | 23 comments

Wild Garlic and Farro Soup

This soup was just the thing I needed to warm up after a particularly cold wild garlic surveying session. Especially as it is very quick to put together whilst being loaded with a riot of flavours. Just think nutty farro, garlicky wild garlic, tahini and some sweetness from toasted almonds and pomegranate seeds.

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