Dear Winter. Go Fuck Yourself. Shitty Regards From My Toes.

It’s winter. Fucking winter. You lie awake at night with ice-cold toes under your blanket. You can hear the clock ticking. Tick tock, tick tock. sarcastically reminding you that you only have a few hours of shut-eye left before you’re meant to get up to start another day.  The more aware you become of the time, the harder…

Smuggling Swedes, Running Rutabagas.

Roasted Rutabaga Wedges. Page 4 of Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as Fuck Feast your eyes on my contraband. This shit is known as a swede, or as a rutabaga. In my world this would be called a swede, and it’s be super easy to find dozens of them in a supermarket in the UK. But since moving…

Thug Kitchen Fattoush Salad

Romaine lettuce is having a bad time right now. Everyone’s picking on it cause it got E. Coli. Like it caught it on purpose, or something. Nobody wants E. Coli. Why does society always blame the injured party? It’s like saying a rape-victim asked for it. “Should you really have been wearing that dress?” As if it’s not bad…

KAPOW! : Thug Kitchen White Bean and Cabbage Soup

Holy Flying Fuck-Monkeys! So I just listened to one of the latest Thug Kitchen podcasts – A.K.A. Forked Up – and it was the podcast where they interview Laila Ali about her new cookbook ‘Food For Life.’ It sorta head-fucked me a bit because in it Laila Ali talks about how her eating has changed since discovering…

Arugula Potato Salad with Fennel

I’ve been away for a while. I didn’t go far though. I was just over here on my couch, binge watching ‘Chef’s Table’ on Netflix, and contemplating the meaning of life, the meaning of food, the meaning of guacamole. I’ve been doing more cooking recently, and less writing. I blame it on the Thugs and my…

Why Shun Valentine’s Day When You Can Stay in and Eat Cabbage?

Pan-Fried Cabbage with Mustard Seeds from the Thug Kitchen Fast as Fuck cookbook. This cabbage may not look like something spectacular or sexy, but it could easily dazzle the pants off of me any day of the week. So how can it not be the perfect valentine’s dish? Why go out, when you can stay in and…

Quinoa Nachos with Tex-Mex Queso

Quinoa. So fucking versatile. This Andean amino-acid and protein bomb, has been used in so many different ways. From savoury dishes to friggin’ baked goods, it’s always found a way to sneak itself into a party. It’s like that one friend who just gets along with EVERYBODY. Quinoa is like the anti-clique friend who weaves seamlessly from one…

Jap My Chae. Jap it Good.

Japchae. I hadn’t heard of this spectacularly tasty Korean Classic dish before. Awesome name, awesome taste. And so friggin’ fast to make. Which is what we like in my house. Especially on days where I misread other recipes that say crazy things like ‘leave to chill in fridge for 2 hours’ half way through the recipe….