1.4 million edible bananas are thrown away every day, according to an article in the Guardian, that is £80 million worth of bananas!!! As you know I do like to do my bit to reduce food waste, I am far from perfect but I really never throw away a banana as there are too many… Continue reading Bananas in a pan…
One thing that the world could eat more of is pulses. From a nutritionist point of view they are full of fibre and protein, provide a good dose of micronutrients too but I think they have a bad image. That they are only eaten because they are ‘healthy’ or ‘cheap’ (both are true) or because… Continue reading Chick Pea yumminess
I need to try a new recipe with the broad beans. Broad bean and courgette pilaf inspired by lovely Simon Rimmer, he does good veggie recipes.. As per usual didn’t quite have the full ingredients but I did have some asparagus and runner beans. The recipe also requested to slice and griddle the courgettes but… Continue reading Broad beans in season….just in at the market.
How am I doing with my not binning food challenge? I don’t think I am doing too badly. I have to admit to having to put a chunk of pumpkin in the compost as I didn’t get around to making soup quickly enough. Oooops. And I didn’t quite finish up a small carton of cream… Continue reading Not binning food equals Glamorgan sausages – mmmm.
First day of giving up binning food with the Love Food Hate Waste Lent challenge saw me checking the kitchen to see what things may wind up in the bin. It resulted in me making a weird but surprisingly nice lunch of leftovers. There were 2 small wraps looking a bit lonely in the fridge… Continue reading Leftovers for lunch
We all do it. End up with a couple of bananas that are just too ripe to be enjoyable. And in the spirit of giving up binning food I thought I would share a recipe that it quick, tasty and not too indulgent. Banana bread that is definitely more bread than cake. So easy to… Continue reading Bananas that need saving from the bin
Did the last post whet your appetite for more Spring Rolls? Have you come back for more? You won’t be disappointed – I certainly wasn’t disappointed with my first encounter with fresh spring rolls before. The nearest thing I have had is duck pancakes at a Chinese restaurant. Full of fresh crunchy, raw lettuce, cucumber, carrots,… Continue reading Vietnam Part 2 – Fresh Spring Rolls