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My happy meal often consists of freshness and always with a bubble tea. Matcha is packed with antioxidants and paired with almond milk is definitely a healthy nutritious drink, hot or cold! I also love a great Japanese salad, with wakame seaweed salad, sashimi, sweet corn, avocado cubes, thinly sliced radish, as well as brown rice. Sprinkle some black sesame for garnish. The dishes are easy to make and make me feel at home. I remember that as a child I had exercise books with red and blue lines, I would love to scribble my favourite recipes on these vintage notebooks. Comfort and nostalgia all at once.
My Grandmother was an exceptional baker. There was always some tasty treat being created in her kitchen, using local ingredients, fruit from the garden, and always a big pot of tea on the go.
One of my favourites, amongst others, was her excellent Victoria Sponge Sandwich, a staple in their house, and the perfect addition to a huge cup of tea for a typical English late afternoon supper.
She would bake, wireless blaring out various songs of the hour, the beaded kitchen curtain tapping gently in the breeze, as my Grandfather hopped over the garden fence, back from work on the farm for his midday dinner. The kitchen was always adorned with a vase of freshly cut flowers from the garden, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. My happy place and definitely my happy meal all rolled into one.
Created using watercolour and ink, and a sprinkling of Photoshop.
This recipe came from my mother in law and has been a making people happy at least since my husband was a kid. Probably because there's nothing weird in the recipe: no onion powder or bread crumbs or paprika; things a picky kid would be likely to notice and throw an epic tantrum over. It just makes really good classic macaroni and cheese every single time. Leftovers are great, too!
Note: The original recipe as written didn't have measurements, so every time I cook it I don't measure out anything except the cheese, which comes in 8 oz blocks. So I've estimated the other ingredients when writing it down here.
Easy, crunchy and tangy sandwich for a happy Sunday evening. Swop out the bread for sturdy leaves for less carbs (not on a sunday?), increase yogourt / decrease mayo in the Tartare sauce if you prefer tangy to creamy (I do!)
I love cooking on the fire, in a peaceful setting in the middle of nowhere - it's my happy place! Here is my ideal meal, steak, flatbread and charred veggies all cooked on the fire. With a cheeky fox to say hello!
One of my favourite meals with my family is Fajitas! We cook the chicken in Mexican spices and place in a bowl on the table. All other ingredients, including salad items, guacamole, salsa, soured cream and the tortilla wraps are also placed in centre of the table. Then the fun begins! we love passing everything round the table to each other as we all build our own wraps. Delicious and definitely made for sharing :)
Artwork created digitally, (on Procreate).
I do try to avoid meat as often as I can! Scrolling down the hole of the internet a couple of months ago, I was hoping to find a good - and not too complicated veggie burger. Most of the recipes were made with too many ingredients and/or the things I don't like/can't digest. Then it came to my mind, that my friend Nevena of Hleb i Lale blog makes a bunch of amazing veggie things and BAM I found the best ever veggie recipe burger on the planet there. Give it a go, I make it once a week!
A prominent memory from my childhood summer breaks is when we would spend early hours of the morning inside our country home's kitchen which is essentially a hut with mud stoves, hen coops and delicious aroma would fill the tiny space as my grandmother makes a simple rice meal for us. All while the warmth from the firewood surrounded us.