Smokey Aubergine with Warm Kale, Broccoli, Quinoa and Stilton Salad

Oh my lord, I can’t believe I’ve only just started adding blue cheese to my greens! For all those of you who don’t particularly enjoy heaps of irony veggies on your plate, adding Stilton could be a revolution for you! Add red, brown and white quinoa to that ensemble and pop a smokey baked aubergine…

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Beetroot, Butternut and Blue Cheese Soup

This is my ultimate Autumn British soup. I have combined seasonal vegetables with a traditionally British cheese to make it lovely and sustainable. You will realise that it’s so cheap to make and so DELICIOUS that you will need to invest in a new Thermos flask and take this into work for lunch for the…

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Fresh Corn, Beetroot, Green Bean, Tomato, Rocket and Feta Salad

Quite often, I walk into the supermarket or local market, with no idea what I’m looking for. Like most young people without heaps of disposable income, I look at the seasonal veg because it’s usually the cheapest (and eating seasonal local food is better for the environment), and sometimes the reduced stuff because I love…

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Vietnam Bucket List: Local Cooking Class in Hoi An

Hoi An is one of the most famous spots on the traveller circuit in Vietnam. It is well-known for its perfectly preserved old town that is a great example of a South-East Asian trading port dating back in some areas to the 15th century. The majority of the old town is painted yellow and beautifully…

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Vietnamese Green Mango Salad (Pescatarian)

If you’ve never tried a green mango salad, you may think that the idea of combining mango with prawns, fried shallots, mint etc. sounds like the most bizarre thing. Trust me, it’s not. It’s delicious. I learnt this recipe during a local cooking class in Vietnam, so it’s as authentic as they come. Green mango…

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Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls (Pescatarian)

One of the most crowd-pleasing and versatile dishes to come out of Vietnam has got to be the famous fresh spring rolls. While I was in Vietnam, I spent a day in a local kitchen learning how to make traditional Vietnamese spring rolls and I thought it absolutely necessary to share the recipe with you…

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Vietnam Bucket List: DIY Mekong Delta Trip

A totally iconic part of Vietnam, and one which I didn’t want to miss while travelling there, is the infamous Mekong delta. The Mekong is a truly special river as it connects every country in South East Asia, acting as a major trade route between China and the southern countries. It also boasts some of…

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The Truth About the Gili Islands: What are they Really Like?

The Gili Islands are three small islands immediately off the northwest coast of Lombok in Indonesia. A hazy history shows that they only began to be significantly populated from the mid-seventies, and today there are around 1000 local families living across the 3 landmasses. Gili Trawangan, which is the most westerly island, is the largest…

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Bali Bucket List: Mount Batur Sunrise Trek

Before I got to Bali, there was only one activity that I was desperate to do during my visit, and that was to see the sunrise on the top of Mount Batur. Australia and New Zealand were full of hikes and breathtaking auroras, but I had yet to combine the two. While Mount Batur in…

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Bali’s Best Healthy Cafés on a Budget

Anyone who loves all food that’s plant-based, organic, ‘super’ and ‘clean’, just like I do, will know that Bali has a special reputation for being the mecca of this type of cuisine. It’s less to do with Indonesian food following those principles, and more the fact that Bali has become a hub of bohemian spirituality…

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