I’ve been ordering organic fruit and vegetables through home delivery service Abel & Cole for a few weeks now and I must say I am hooked on their gorgeous food and phenomenal quality, not to mention all the great tips, tricks and freebies they send out with their boxes. It feels like such a privilege to be cooking with in season, organic vegetables and not only am I learning how to use vegetables I might never have picked up in a shop, it also makes such a difference to my food – and my mood.
My girlfriend and I get the small Fruit And Veg Box (£12.50, so a little pricey but it goes a long way) and in my latest order we got sent fresh strawberries! Today I felt we made the most out of them as I conjured up a few American pancakes and served with these luscious berries and cream… absolute bliss. With 19 degrees outside it doesn’t get more summery than this!
So yesterday Cyd and I made our own vegan pizza. Using this recipe for the base, we decorated our rustic pizzas with tomato sauce (passata, garlic, basil, a tiny bit of golden syrup, pepper and salt), tomatoes, spinach, peppers, olives and mushrooms. Cyd was feeling adventurous and put grapes and walnuts on hers – to great success, adding a bit of sweetness to the pizza. We topped our pizzas with Vegusto No-Moo Melting Cheese and a drizzle of oil.
The cheese didn’t melt the way we’d imagined it to but it was absolutely delicious non the less. And yes, I ate it all – something I’m regretting right now as we’re coming up to lunch time…
First of all, the British government is consulting you, me and everyone on the question of equal marriage. If you have five minutes, help them make an informed decision by sharing your thoughts here.
Now, if all the recent upsetting news have been getting you down and you want a colourful pick me up, have a look at my sister’s inspirational food blog here.
I’ll give you a mouthwatering sample. If only my breakfast looked like this.
Yesterday I met up with an old friend who’s been away touring with a rather big band and as we tucked into some very tasty burgers at Sheffield’s finest The Harley, I got to hear both one and ten a brilliant story. Watch this space for more of that.
Tonight I am loving Mary Portas and her knicker/job revolution. Mary’s Bottom Line certainly rocks my undies.
So Mostcake wants for this to happen. And seeing as I have spent a considerable amount of time looking for Katy Perry’s live performance from the Grammy Awards (still can’t find it!) , I’m definitely down with that. (Their kids would have green hair, how cool’s that?!)
After a hectic, some might say manic, start to the week, things have calmed down ever so slightly. Today I broke the record of the amount of money made using our new shiny hand-held terminal at work (something to proud of dear friends) and this evening I am off for another photo shoot for Get Busy.
For those who missed it, yesterday was Valentine’s Day and my Cyd made me dinner! It doesn’t happen that often so I was over-joyed. Sorry to rub it in guys, but this is how amazing it was.
Oven roasted aubergine with walnut/sultana/cinnamon mixture, Greek yoghurt and lemon zest followed by filo pastry covered oven baked Greek salad, finished off with heart-shaped apple crumble pie and custard. All home made.
Looks like someone will be cooking more often.
PS. Did you see my review of Azealia Bank’s Sheffield gig on DIVA’s website at the weekend? If not click here and make sure you get your butt off your sofa and go see her put it down (Kelly Rowland got natting on dis).