All posts tagged: recipe

The Only Sticky Mug Cake Recipe You’ll Ever Need [Vegan]

I’ve always been an adamant microwave hater, up until this afternoon. Here is proof that, when provided with adequately convincing reasons, negative opinions can change. I find that a fluffy, moist, no fuss, single-serving sticky cake that’s basically ready in five minutes is a pretty darn adequately convincing reason not to hate microwaves (so much) anymore. I’ve always found the idea of making a microwave mug cake appealing, but could never quite muster the willpower to sit down, find a recipe (amongst the millions out there), gather the ingredients and get the kitchen in a mess just for one little pudding. The main reason, however, was that the recipe-finding bit always took me so long that I was fed up of it before I even started! So I came up with a super-simple, five-minute base recipe to curb that after-dinner pudding craving – it’s up to you if you want to add to it. I’ve added a few variation ideas at the bottom, and that’s all you need really. I’m a fan of the gooey, melt-in-the-middle …

Moro’s Minty Beetroot, Pomegranate & Almond Salad and some thoughts on London

I’ve started working at Wright’s Independent Food Emporium: a rustic, vintage styled café and food store nested within a former pub in Nantgaredig, West Wales. It’s run by food writer and restaurateur Simon Wright, it’s great and I love it: they serve tasty food, nice natural wines and craft beers and I get to learn things about food and to drink the best coffee ever. As if all this wasn’t enough already, just a week after I started my job there I was swept off to London on a staff trip. We ate some amazing tapas in Morito, tasted every possible coffee Workshop had to offer, drank the best ever craft beer in Kernel brewery and tasted some incredible natural wines in Terroirs, a busy little wine bar in the heart of London’s West End. I’m not going to review my experience of any of them in detail with this post, it would end up being a shabby counterpart of the full blog post they deserve each to do them justice. In the near future (when I visit them …