Starbucks Falafel Panini

I had one of these today and it was really good, the salsa was tangy, just how I like it.


Falafel Panini
Spiced tomato salsa with crumbled falafel, tomatoes, spinach and coriander on a stonebaked, wholewheat ciabatta. Less than 5% fat, vegan and delicious!


Honey flapjacks

I have never cooked so much in my life. ¬†Must be something to do with the vegetarianism ūüėČ

I used this honey flapjack recipe and I think it worked really well, see below and let me know what you think.

400g of porridge oats

200g demerara sugar
200g of butter (I used dairy free)

200g of honey from Calcott Hall (tip on how to measure this below)

All the ingredients together

To weigh out the honey, weigh it first in the jar

Put the jar in a bowl of boiling water for 30 seconds

Pour out the honey

Weigh the jar again and work out how much you have used.  Repeat till you have 200g

Put the honey, sugar and “butter” in a pan and apply heat slowly

Stir occasionally

Don’t turn the heat up to fast or it may burn

When the butter is melted and the sugar dissolved, turn off the heat

Grease a baking tray and add some grease proof paper

Mix the outs into the sugar, honey and “butter”

Add the oats a bit at a time

Keep stirring till all the oats are coated

Transfer the mix to the baking tray and smooth with a spatula or spoon

When levelled put it in the oven, gas mark 4 for 15-20 minutes

Remove from oven when golden brown.  Leave to cool then cut into portions

Bombay potatoes

I made myself Bombay potatoes using this recipe, I left out the yoghurt though.  It was really good and I will be having it again.

I am no cook, I usually go for micro meals, take away and beans on toast but this was easy to make and well worth the extra effort.

The ingredients minus the potatoes

The mustard seeds, ground fresh ginger and spices





The mustard seeds, sunflower oil and spices

In with the potatoes

Add the vegetable stock and simmer

Add in the tomatoes and coriander

I chose to add some spinach here too

Looks, smells and tastes delicious