I love to cook but I think a lot of people are surprised when I say this. Not sure why, maybe I just don’t look like someone who loves to cook? Baking is another thing entirely and I pretty much have only 2 recipes that I can bake but I like to think I’m *quite* a good cook. Nothing ever looks Masterchef refined but I reckon most stuff tastes pretty good. Here are three of my fave cosy cookbooks that I’ve got back out or recently picked up because autumn is the perfect time for comforting recipes.
As Valentine’s Day is usually overlooked in our household due to my birthday being the day after we decided to have our Friday night treat as a bit of a Valentine’s by kicking up dinner a notch or two. We eat well but rarely will treat ourselves to something like a steak. I created this steak salad with crispy potatoes, artichokes and pine nut salad dressing from celebrity chef Valentine Warner‘s Aphrodisiac Menu For Two that he’s created specifically for Valentine’s Day which is inspired by ‘robust, flavoursome food and aphrodisiac inspired ingredients’.
I stole this recipe of one of my friends from work and decided to share because it’s super yummy (thanks Becki)! The macros are around 8g of protein, 18g of carbs & 4g with around 150 calories which is pretty good for a clean eating kinda snack. Check out the recipe below if you like the look of these.