Growing up with a Nan from Sunderland I naturally tried corned beef at a fairly young age. I remember being served it baked with layers of potato and slices of onion piled upon each other, and I have to admit, it wasn’t my favourite dish in the world. But then again, not many things were. Like many kids, I was a very fussy eater and corned beef just wasn’t going to change that.
Brunch without a shadow of doubt has to be one of my most favourite things about the weekend. Actually no, not just the weekend but one of my most favourite things about life in general. If I were to get up at 6am on a Tuesday morning and cook myself a steak for breakfast then I would most definitely be judged. People would think I was crazy, maybe a pig even. Not that I’m overly bothered about peoples opinions on my eating habits, but I guess eating steak at 6am isn’t exactly “normal”. Fast forward to the weekend and add 5 hours on to that clock and eating a steak in the morning becomes perfectly acceptable. Brunch is never a judgemental occasion which is why I absolutely love it.
It’s almost the start of a new year. As of tomorrow 2014 will be the past and we would have all stepped foot into 2015… And with that we will most probably be joined by some horrendous hangovers. To thank you all for reading for the past year I thought it was only right that my last recipe of 2014 should really show my appreciation for your loyalty. Therefore I give to you the best gift anyone could ever want for the beginning of 2015, or any year in fact… The best hangover cure out there.
Chickpeas really are a fantastically versatile ingredient. I use chickpeas a fair amount, mainly in currys and stews and sometimes when attempting hummus, attempting being the key word there. It’s one I’m working on. Despite knowing that chickpeas are a great ingredient, it wasn’t until today that I really came to appreciate the incredible versatility of the humble chickpea.
Perfect for a weekend brunch, a weekday lunch or an end of night snack, these quesadillas are just a winner all round. If you have never tried quesadillas before then now’s your chance. They really are so easy and quick to make and more importantly, so tasty to eat. The two main ingredients required for any quesadilla are soft flour or corn tortillas and some good cheese. The rest is up to you.