Halloumi Salad: 5 minute recipe

I’ve not blogged for ages! Here is a quick recipe I made after school. I first tried something similar to this at Comptoir Libanais in Bath and I wanted to try and recreate it at home so I bought some Mymoune Lebanese Zatar spice from their shop. This is definitely the secret ingredient! You also only need a few other ingredients – halloumi cheese, tomatoes, cucumber, black olives and I garnished with fennel from the garden but you could also use mint, parsley or coriander.


Miso and soy salmon sticky rice bowl with crispy kale

I saw this recipe in The Guardian Lifestyle magazine. It is by a chef that I really like, her name is Thomasina Miers and Wahaca is one of my favourite places to eat at for a special treat! I love their kids menu and I also like the steak and salsa.

This recipe was so easy to make that I cooked it on my own for my family (with a tiny bit of help with getting hot stuff out of the oven). You can see the full recipe here. Interestingly, it also features a Sri Lankan cauliflower curry at the top of the page (I am half Sri Lankan!). I have a cauliflower in the fridge but I need to ask my grandma to bring me some curry leaves so I can try out this recipe!

Ingredients online:

Thai Basil Stir Fry Pad Krapow

We’ve been eating lots of Thai food after the amazing cookery class with Deethechef last weekend. Here’s a ten-minute stir fry recipe that I made for dinner tonight when my friend Hilary came over. Hardly any chopping involved, just lots of stir frying in a very hot wok. Recipe from The Woks of Life. I used turkey mince because I don’t know what ground chicken is. My recipe is slightly different because I didn’t have all of the exact same things in the kitchen. Ingredients below the video!

  • 3 to 4 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 2 red chillies
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 5 cloves garlic,minced
  • 1 pack of turkey mince from M&S
  • 2 teaspoons palm sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 a cup of chicken stock
  • Small bunch of Thai basil leaves from Rye Lane, Peckham

Thai Cookery Class with Deethechef

I cooked loads of yummy Thai food with Deethechef from Cooking Happy in Peckham. Dee runs regular Thai cookery classes at Anderson’s on Bellenden Road in Peckham. More info about these on the East Dulwich Forum or on her Facebook page. Recipes below the video. Contact Dee for cookery classes: deethechef@cookinghappy.co.uk


Posh Chicken Nuggets

I made this quick and easy snack after-school today with my school chum Mia. All you need are chicken mini-fillets, seasoned flour, breadcrumbs and one egg (with a splash of milk). Flour and egg twice, dip in breadcrumbs then fry on a medium heat for 5 minutes. We served it with leftover rice from last night’s thai curry and spiralized cucumber.