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MTT: Breakfast Salad

September 7, 2016
Breakfast Salad

Lunch is my nemesis. That might seem a little dramatic to say, but when you work from home and spend your days ping-ponging between marmite on toast, avocado on toast and last night’s leftover sausages you’ll know what I mean. Have you ever tried re-heating day-old macaroni cheese? Urgh. That’s probably the thing I miss most about working from an office: the choice of a lunch. Whether it’s the delightful pick of sandwiches at Pret, a meal deal at Boots, a naughty Wagamamas…

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MTT: Leftover Veg Hash with Raita and an Egg

January 13, 2016
leftover veg hash

Winter is most definitely the season for leftover vegetables in this house. Summer is salads, winter is Tuppaware containers of cabbage, carrots and sprouts waiting in the fridge to be creatively used. But ‘leftover veg’ and ‘creatively used’ are two concepts that are usually mutually exclusive. I normally give up after vegetable soups and don’t even think about anything more adventurous. And so the veg festers in those Tuppaware containers, meeting a messy mouldy end in the bin. Food waste…

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MTT: Wedge Salad

August 20, 2013
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If I get married again I would like it to be to Phil Dunphy. Seriously, the man is a) handsome b) hilarious and c) Phil Dunphy. I don’t understand why you would need anything else in a man, except perhaps for him not to be a character in a sitcom. Oops. Anyway, while indulging in my favourite hobby of watching Modern Family re-runs on Netflix a few days ago, Phil starting mentioning the Wedge Salad. And even though I am British and…

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MTT: Spinach, Mushrooms and Egg

January 4, 2013
Mushrooms, Spinach and Egg on toast

  After my last Stuff On Toast post my mum sent me a text message saying “OMG Alice, I’ve been making scrambled eggs wrong for the last 40 years!” (though she probably didn’t say OMG as she is part of the generation that thinks LOL means Lots Of Love) So I have decided to dedicate this recipe to her, as she originally taught me about the brilliant combination of spinach, mushrooms and an egg. She uses those ingredients in a lovely…

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MTT: Perfect Scrambled Eggs

November 14, 2012
Scrambled Egg on Toast

When Hux was first born I used to cook quite a lot. Now, before you give birth, one of the bits of advice you always read is to make sure you have loads of prepared food in your freezer, ready to turn into easy and delicious meals. I did some of that but also managed to whip up some masterpieces for dinner, so much so I’d get people asking me open-mouthed, “how do you DO it all?”. I’d feel a…

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MTT: Mackerel, Beetroot and Sweet Potato Salad

May 14, 2012
Roast sweet potatoes

Sometimes Will works away during the week, and whilst I miss him when he’s not at home I use the opportunity to indulge in my favourite faux-single gal activities. Because I am cool and hip these often include cleaning until the whole house smells bleachy, watching crap TV like The Real Housewives of The OC/NYC and eating food for dinner that Will doesn’t like. Sometimes I even take a bath or wax some body parts; it can get wild. Two…

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MTT: Goats Cheese and Caramelised Onion Tart

March 29, 2012
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  One of the worst things about pregnancy is that looong list of things you can and can’t eat and the grey area that surrounds whether or not you can eat so many different types of food. For every happy barbecue eating preggo (me) there will be another espousing the dangers of eating meat cooked outside on a gas grill. Ditto shellfish, sushi, wine (a small amount obviously) and varying types of cheese. Where do you draw the line and…

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MTT Cravings Edition: Coronation Chicken

February 6, 2012
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Pregnancy cravings are an oddity. A truly satisfying oddity, that is: there is no better feeling than harbouring such a want for an item of food, anticipating its arrival and then finally getting to eat it. It’s blissful and makes me look and feel like this: The pregnancy cravings this time around haven’t been too out of the ordinary (though have included McDonald’s apple pies and BBQ chicken wings from the nasty takeaway), but last time they were pretty special…

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MTT: Three Ways with Feta

October 10, 2011
Watermelon, feta and courgette salad

Here’s the thing about this stage of pregnancy: I’m constantly nauseous, a feeling that goes away when I eat, but the thought of food makes me heave. This makes ingesting nutrition a little hard and I have found myself on more than one occasion scoffing some unoffensive HulaHoops which is the only thing that helps with the nausea. Generally I will get hungry at around 11pm but then only for something completely ridiculous (Hooter’s chicken wings, McDonald’s apple pie). I can’t win.…

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MTT: Healthy Crispy Chicken Fajitas

August 15, 2011
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Chicken Fajitas I have a thing for deep fried food – I can never get enough of it and shamefully eat at least 2 portions of french fries a week. The problem with this is that I have been forbidden to ever buy a deep fat fryer (woe) and also like to wear miniskirts so should really eat salad rather than stuff fried in beef dripping. This means compromise and gastronomic mind tricks when I’m cooking; I try to use…

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MTT: Super Easy Pea, Mint and Pancetta Soup

August 13, 2011
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Perfect Pea Soup I used to be lazy, in the days when I had more time than I knew what to do with it. My default modes were sleeping, eating or working. There wasn’t much in between. More recently I’m more tired or busy than lazy and would rather spend my free time moo-ing like a cow for Elfie (although I’m not into cows exclusively, I’m open to baa-ing and neigh-ing too) over cooking for a dinner party. But I…

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