A few days ago I sat down and wrote out a rather lengthy ‘comeback’ blog post for you all to read. I intended to post it explaining why I hadn’t been blogging recently, what I had learnt during my break and what I was planning on posting in the future months. I felt like I had to explain my absence to you all, but then just as I was about to hit publish it suddenly occurred to me that the world probably didn’t care about why I hadn’t been blogging. I mean to be honest, the world probably didn’t even really notice. So I thought to myself, what would people like to read about instead of my life story… and there was only one answer. Chorizo.
It scares me how quickly time passes. I vividly remember being sat at my laptop around about a year ago writing up my blog post for my Roasted Pumpkin Pasta recipe. The reason I remember this particular post so well, other than it being one of my favourite recipes, is because I remember speaking about my undying love for autumn. Unlike most others who hate this transition from the long, warm summer evenings into rainy, cold autumn nights… I love it!
Soup, in my opinion, is ridiculously underrated. One of my all time favourite dishes is actually my Nan’s Boxing Day turkey soup. I could quite happily eat this every single day of my life, and if I didn’t need to buy an entire turkey each time to make it then I probably would. Such a simple recipe but packed with more flavour that you could ever imagine just makes my Nan’s soup the absolute best. See, that’s the thing with soups, they’re actually really easy to make, but for some reason not many people seem to make their own any more. Instead it seems that people would rather the convenience of a tasteless and overly salted canned soup over a healthy, hearty home made version. This type of convenience is one I will never understand.
Once upon a time I used to be a true hater of coriander. I really found it difficult to eat and just couldn’t understand why anyone would deliberately ruin their food by adding such a horrible ingredient. For years I managed to avoid eating it and would check with restaurant staff before ordering any food to ensure my dish was coriander-free. It always was, well that was until I went travelling through South East Asia.
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.