Thursday, 13 October 2016

Sticky Banoffee Chocolate Upside-down Cake

This cake really is what it sounds like: pure indulgence and heaven!! It's not one to be taken by the shovel load but daaammn it's so good and definitely a real treat. The cake is a bit of a mouthful to say (and that's not even all of it! There's also hazelnuts for that added crunch because why not, and I absolutely love 'em!) I could have called it a pudding rather than a cake as it is based on that british classic - sticky toffee pudding. 

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Spinach, Watercress and Rocket Pesto (with pasta and toasted almonds)

Hey pesto! I love the green stuff, it's just so handy to have a jar of it ready and waiting in the fridge when you want a simple accompaniment to your pasta (or even some fish, couscous, or rice dish.) It's fast becoming a student staple for me due to it being so quick and versatile. I had a salad bag looking rather sorry for itself in my fridge drawer...all soggy and wilted, and as I have mentioned before in my previous post - I absolutely hate throwing away food! It's such a bad habit to get into and I've noticed now I'm at university it is harder for us lot to use up everything when we're only cooking for one.