Waitrose: From Highbury to Holetown

Before coming out to Barbados for a six month sabbatical, I had my fingers burned (both metaphorically and physically) by a Waitrose BBQ. After an extraordinarily promising start in the dicey world of disposable BBQ-ing (it ignited), the BBQ soon died down, and saw several free range corn-fed chicken breasts and a sustainably sourced tuna…

Roots manoeuvred

Roast Autumnal root veg with chopped Brazil nuts, walnuts and pumpkin seeds. Okay, so it’s not that delicate a looking dish, but it sure is pretty. This is one of my favourite meals; beautiful to look at, super healthy, budget friendly, but presently maddening to prepare because I have to resort to hacking up the…

Deconstructed mackerel salad

I love mackerel, maybe too much but nothing to get me arrested over, and I would cheerfully eat it every day with every course. Abundant with vitamins, complex carbs and omega oils, this is one fishy superfood. Sadly, a recent article in The Daily Telegraph cites that The Marine Conservation Society has taken the species off its…

Spicy Butternut and Quinoa Stuffed Squash

To make this deliciously nutritious recipe, the first thing that you will need to do is forget how to cook properly and get yourself a glass of wine. My measurements are a bit rough and mostly madeup, so if you know better, than please use your own judgement. I cook to taste and mostly just…