You only have to look at a handful of recipes from my blog to know that I am heavily influenced by Italian food. For me, nothing quite beats a bowl of steaming hot pasta tossed with a simple, yet amazingly tasty homemade sauce. Throw on a bit of parmesan and serve with some warm toasted ciabatta with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil… I honestly can’t think of much better than that.
There are just certain dishes that you want to eat in this cold, winter weather. On a cold night all I want to do is chill in my flat with my onesie on and eat a big bowl of comforting food, and when it comes to comfort food risotto is most definitely high up on my list. You just can’t beat it. In actual fact I probably eat far too much risotto at this time of year, but hey, who’s counting? Risotto is my go to meal when I don’t know what else to cook, and despite what some may think, it’s actually fairly easy to make. All that is required is some good quality ingredients along with a bit of love and attention and you’ve got yourself a beautiful bowl of risotto!
Spinach has to be one of my favourite ingredients. Look, I know I say this about EVERY ingredient I use, but with so many amazing tastes and flavours out there surely it’s only right to have multiple favourites? I mean, how are you meant to just say one answer when someone asks what your favourite food or meal is? After listing several hundred ingredients and meals I just love, the real answer always emerges and that is, I just can’t decide. A sufficient answer I say! Anyway I digress, back to the matter in hand, my love for spinach.
Sometimes it’s nice to have a simple dinner. We all have those days when we get home from work and just want to put our feet up and do nothing. Come on, we’ve all been there. As much as I am a firm believer in making time for home cooked food, no one wants to get back from a long day and stand cooking for hours every night. Well apart from me, I’d happily cook 24 hours a day every day of the week, but I know not everyone is up for that, and that’s ok. I still encourage people to try some of the longer recipes on my blog, but on work days I understand that’s not always a possibility. Therefore I present to you the fuss free, no mess, simple as… Epic Chicken Traybake!
Paella! Arguably Spain’s most famous and most popular dish. Despite originating in Valencia you can get paella anywhere and everywhere in this fantastic country, so if you’ve been to Spain but have never tried one before then shame on you!