About me

After being diagnosed with a long list of food intolerances seven years ago, I was forced into getting more creative in the kitchen.

For me, the best recipes are those which are easy to prepare and deliver heaps of flavour, perfect for sharing with friends and family without having to single anyone out because of a specialised diet.

My love for cooking and adapting recipes for my own dietary requirements has given me the incentive to share tips with others who also live with restricted diets.

I hope you find a bit of cooking inspiration from my blog. Please feel free to comment and post any questions...

Wednesday, 13 April 2011


As a 20 year old Journalism student coming to the end of my first year, I had jubilations about how university would affect my love of cooking and enjoyment of good food. It is a proven phenomenon that the majority of students do not know how or care to cook real meals. Preferring to rely on late night takeaways, store cupboard favourites of “super noodles” and “nutella” or a liquid diet of alcohol and energy drinks for sustenance; they give a bad name to those who actually USE their kitchens, not just the kettle and microwave.

If I am ever going to be a real writer, I need to be writing. I have been inspired by countless books, articles, magazine features and films, but find that creative writing does not come quite as easily as I would have hoped. Knowing the subject of your writing is essential. I have learnt this by the amount of research that is necessary in order to write just one article. The most natural and fluid subject I can write about is my own life and in particular, a major passion of mine, cooking, and even more so food.

Over the last year I have proven to myself that it is possible to cook simple yet delicious food quickly and on a student budget, whilst studying a very intense, fast paced course and maintaining a part time waitressing job.
Along the way, I have seen and experienced some rather awful student kitchens (generally not my own) and have provided refuge for friends, serving dishes from creamy lemon risotto, to Moroccan vegetable tagine. In my blog I wish to share past and present student cooking experiences and recipes straight from the source, cutting out the middle man responsible for being handed patronising student cookery books the day you leave home, giving a “recipe” for beans on toast.

My hidden agenda in this is the chance to send my writing out in to the world, to become more conscious of my abilities as an aspiring journalist and improve along the way. Constructive feedback is always appreciated and questions about student life, cooking and learning to write for any reason will be answered.

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