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Comfort food

January 3, 2013


Far too often my weekends are spent doing things that I simply don’t have the time to finish during the week.  Unglamorous (but necessary) things like laundry, vacuuming and doing the food shop always manage to interrupt a lovely Sunday afternoon, which is frankly, less than ideal.  This weekend I plan on testing out some recipes from cookbooks I received for Christmas, including the falafel wraps from Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals (an amazing cookbook). The real test will be whether I can actually make anything that slightly resembles a meal in 15 minutes.

When I don’t want to try a recipe from one of my many cookbooks, the websites below never fail to inspire me.

Smitten Kitchen

A lot of comfort food stepped up a bit, things like bread and birthday cakes made entirely from scratch and tutorials on everything you’d ever need to know, including basics like how to poach an egg.  What I love about Smitten Kitchen is, Deb never uses excessively fussy foods and/or pretentious ingredients- everything is accessible. Try the ‘surprise me’ function to discover unexpected recipes. Smitten Kitchen is now a recipe book also, buy a copy here.


A food blog that seamlessly meshes the worlds of food and art. Alaina fearlessly experiments, adapts recipes and creates dishes that will inspire you to create something special.

Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Whether you have a big or tiny kitchen, Big Girls Small Kitchen is a food website for cooks looking for accessible, affordable ways to navigate their kitchens. If you look around, you’ll find guides to lead you from your first spatula purchase through your expert entertaining undertakings, a comprehensive and well-organized recipe index and loads of menu suggestions.

The Ginger Gourmand

The Ginger Gourmand is a 30-something  northerner living in London who likes nothing better than spending a whole weekend in the kitchen trying out new recipe after new recipe. This website is seriously good for easy and delicious recipes. I’m obsessed.

Cookie and Kate

A blog dedicated to fresh, vegetarian recipes. Kate is a big believer in eating whole foods, which are foods that are as close to their source as possible so you’ll find plenty of healthy, sustainable recipes here.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 15, 2013 10:13 am

    Ermahgerd, I have the biggest crush on Jamie Oliver. 😀 thanks for the website suggestions!

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