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Spaghetti aglio, olio avec bacon

Decided to make dinner for the family this evening and came across Jamie Oliver's Spaghetti aglio, olio, & spring greens. Instead of the spring greens I decided to go for bacon as we've been eating a lot of healthy, non-meat based meals lately and I needed some meat in my life.

We had a salad to start, which was made with:

a few handfuls of spinach
half a block of organic feta
a vine of mini tomatoes
half an avocado
a swig of lemon olive oil & a sprinkling of salt and pepper


Quintessentially Quinoa

I was rummaging around the kitchen the other day, thinking my usually thoughts. Thoughts about the most important aspect of life: FOOD (I know, I'm an intellectual soul)

These days a lot of people are trying to get on the health hype and eat many a green food. Whilst I'm all about keeping healthy, we all know I love the unhealthy things in life. But today, I decided I was going to make a healthy meal sans meat - not that you couldn't add meat to this meal because who doesn't enjoy a bit of bacon in their lives? Well, vegetarian people don't I guess... but I am not one of those people, so I'm all about that bacon life.


English Summer Salads

I've been back in England for almost two weeks now, and after spending the whole of the first week drinking and eating copious amounts of food and alcohol due to my nan's 80th birthday I decided to make a couple of salads for lunch the past few days.

That's not to say I've gone full health as I did have a takeaway with my dad last night (who can say no to a free curry?), but that's our little secret! ;)

Now, I'm not one to have a salad sans meat so mine all include some form of either fish or meat. Obviously, if you're a non-meat eater then you can just substitute with one of your veggie faves - tofu, cauliflower, potatoes, amongst others.

Sliced Finger Salad

So I'm happily pottering along yesterday making this salad when the knife decides to slip of the table and cut into my finger. Not only have I never cut myself whilst cooking, but of course the first time it happens is when I'm trying to be healthy. Tip of the day: unhealthy food is safer.

Back to the deathly (but scrumptious) salad, we have:

3 rosemary & thyme mini sausages from Waitrose
a handful (or two... maybe three) of spinach
homemade parsley (obviously purchasable at the shop)
half an avocado
half a tomato
a slice of onion
a clove of garlic
1 jalapeƱo pepper

topped with salt, pepper & lemon olive oil