Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Seaweed Chips


Move over kale, there's a new guy in town that was just asking to be turned into a healthy snack…

…seaweed!

I love seaweed but it seems to have dropped out of my diet lately so wanted to make something that was simply seaweed.  I've had Tao Kae Noi seaweed snacks many a time and although delicious, they are very oily.

Then it dawned on me…if kale can be made into a crispy treat then why the hell can't seaweed join the veggie crisp party as well?!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Home Grown Oyster Mushrooms from GroCycle

GroCycle use waste coffee grounds to grow delicious gourmet oyster mushrooms and now with one of their kits you can enjoy fresh mushrooms in your own kitchen


There really is nothing quite like using ingredients that you've grown yourself, is there?  I've tried chillies, herbs and even some beans but never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would have fresh gourmet oyster mushrooms sitting in the corner of my kitchen, ready to harvest!

GroCycle very kindly sent me a mushroom growing kit to try out for free and it's been a really fascinating project!  I bet it would also be fun for your little foodies to try.

Oyster Mushrooms with Tofu

Home grown oyster mushrooms with griddled tofu.  I wanted the mushrooms to be the star of the dish so used a simple marinade for the tofu using soy sauce, miso paste and sesame oil.


 Oyster mushrooms are my absolute favourite mushrooms so you can imagine how excited I was to actually have some growing in my kitchen.  No, I don't have an issue with my kitchen being dark and humid - I got a growing kit from GroCycle and after days and days watching them grow (at a rather impressive speed!) they are ready to harvest!

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Photo a Day: December



Happy new year!  I can't believe that I've completed my "photo a day" challenge (only missing 5 days out of the entire year!).  I have a pretty poor memory so having a photo for each day of the year is a great way for me to look back at what I've been up to.  I'm definitely keeping this resolution up for 2015!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Pepparkakor (Swedish Gingerbread)

Christmas has arrived in my kitchen!  Pepparkakor are traditional Swedish gingerbread biscuits which fill your house with the smell of ginger, cinnamon and cloves.

What better way to get into the festive spirit than to fill your kitchen with cinnamon, ginger and cloves?

I'm a big fan of Swedish foods and flavours but to be honest with you, I've not made enough of an effort to actually make anything remotely Scandinavian.  With Christmas just around the corner I thought these traditional biscuits would be a good start!

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