Articles

Porridge: How Do You Like Yours?

Porridge: How Do You Like Yours?

Oat porridge is basically oats cooked with liquid and there are countless ways to make it. The picture shows my perfect porridge: made with soaked sprouted oats, date and spice; thick and creamy with a touch of sweetness; but perfect porridge really does come down […]

Porridge: Which Oats?

Porridge: Which Oats?

Now I know you can make porridge with all sorts of grains, but here we are talking porridge made with oats, and in oat porridge the most important ingredient is… oats. To make really great porridge you have to get your oats right.  You can […]

Bread Machine Bread

Bread Machine Bread

My bread machine is the workhorse of my kitchen. I make bread every other day, and it’s always wholegrain. I use various flour and seed ingredients but the basics are very similar for all my loaves. I tend to make a small loaf which equates […]

Dried Fruit

Dried Fruit

I usually check the ingredients label of everything I buy, but for some reason I hadn’t noticed that our raisins had added oil. Now in the grand scheme of things 1% oil isn’t going to make much difference, but even so I went on a […]

The Best Bought Stock!

The Best Bought Stock!

If you look at the ingredients list of most vegetable stock powders you’ll see they contain A LOT of stuff! After searching around for some proper stock I tried some stock concentrates made by the company ‘9 Meals From Anarchy’. They make a few varieties […]

Rustic Passata

Rustic Passata

Rustic passata is one of my favourite ingredients. It’s crushed tomatoes, so somewhere between a tin of chopped tomatoes and smooth passata. I don’t like smooth passata: too slimy! If you can’t find the rustic variety then roughly blitz a tin of tomatoes in a […]

Avoiding Nuts

Avoiding Nuts

Lots of people are allergic to nuts so have to avoid at least certain varieties. Hopefully, if you have a nut allergy, then you can tolerate certain types of nuts, or at least seeds. I’ve filtered for nut free recipes but if you tolerate some […]

Oil Free Cooking

Oil Free Cooking

I try to mainly eat whole foods which means that I don’t use much oil in my cooking. Oil is not a whole food: it no longer contains the fibre and water soluble parts of the seeds, nuts or fruit from which it was extracted, […]

Yeast Allergy

Yeast Allergy

Yeast allergy is a really tricky one to manage. Yeast isn’t a food as such (nutritional yeast aside), it’s a living organism, and it’s everywhere. It’s in most of us, it’s on the skin of fruit, it’s in the air… That’s how sourdough bread works: […]