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Red Red – Ghanaian Black Eyed Beans Stew

Believe it or not, I used to hate beans. It was only until a year and a half ago (when I gave up meat) that I started to eat more beans and pulses. It was then that I realised they aren’t so bad. Red Red is a traditional Ghanaian stew made with black eyed beans…

Vegetable Noodle Soup

A warming, light noodle soup packed with a variety of crunchy and soft vegetables, topped off with a soft-boiled egg. This dish is definitely a new favourite of mine and is very simple to make. The first time I made it was during winter; evenings were cold and coursework deadlines were nearing fast. After a…

Spinach & Artichoke Pasta Bake

After watching numerous videos on ‘spinach artichoke dip’ or ‘spinach artichoke bread’, I jumped on the bandwagon and decided to make a spinach and artichoke pasta bake. Cheese and spinach I love, so that wasn’t a problem. However, I had never tried artichokes until having this dish. I was a little bit hesitant, but after…

Meat-free: Week 16

I’ve made it to week 16! These last few months have been very interesting. I’ve tried foods that I would have never usually have before: some good, some bad. I’ve also noticed myself leaning towards one particular type of cuisine. Weeks 5 – 8 saw myself going for a variety of seeds/grains/pasta such as: Bulgur…

Meat-free: Week 4

Four weeks have passed since giving up meat/fish. It has been fun, but I can’t lie, that first week was a struggle. Here are some quick dives into some of my experiences so far. Fatigue hit hard The first week as mentioned, was a struggle. Now surprisingly, it wasn’t because I was craving any meat/fish,…

New Year, No Meat?

I’m back after giving myself a cheeky two month break – sometimes you just have to! 2018 is going to be a crazy year: that I know for sure. My internship continues until July, followed by going to Ghana in August (speaking this into existence), and then starting my Masters in September. Let me not…