Thursday, 26 February 2015

Dinner at Work - Turkey and Quinoa Burgers

Plain old burger patty just doesn't hit the spot?

Try this amazing Turkey and Quinoa mix. 

turkey mince
1 egg
half onion, diced
1 clove garlic, diced
chilli powder

Cook the quinoa in boiling water (or stock) for about 15 minutes, or until most water is absorbed.

Drain and fluff with a fork. 

In a mixing bowl and turkey mince, egg, spices and quinoa and mix together. Once mixed you can either use straight away or store in the fridge for later. 

(*I also added some goji berry, sunflower and pumpkin mix to give it that extra kick.)

Once ready to eat, shape the mixture into patties. 

Add oil to the fry pan and place over a medium heat. 

Cook on both sides until brown and cooked through. 


I had mine on gluten free seeded bread, buttered, with piccalilli, a slice of cheese, fried onion, mushrooms, tomato slices and a drizzle of ketchup. 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Dinner at Work - Brunch Delight

If you feel like you need more than a bit of toast or a bowl of cereal this bowl of deliciousness is just for you!

Cater the quantities to your hunger level:


1 ripe avocado
feta cheese
a few slices of bacon
cherry tomatoes

Fry the bacon and mushrooms
Dice avocado and feta, add to bowl
half cherry tomatoes, add to bowl
Once bacon is cooked, pat excess oil off using paper towel and cut/chop into pieces
Add mushrooms to bowl

I find that each individual ingredient has a strong taste, so if you are able to fork a few onto your fork at once the tastes infuse and balance each other.

Eat and enjoy!


My London home is filled with many people (high teens we're talking about here) so there is always something and someone to do stuff with. 

Mid January saw a bunch of us head to Kings Cross for a train journey to Cambridge. 

One of the main attractions of the university town (besides the university) is punting on the River Cam. Punting is just a fancy word for some bloke pushing you up and down the river in a boat - like the gondolas in Venice. 

our boat driver and some housemates

Pro tip for punting: do NOT bring sandwiches on board. The ducks on the river are vicious and will try and eat out of your hand!

invasion of ducks

Many of the colleges of Cambridge back up on to the River Cam and have wonderful rich histories (they've been around long enough - 1209). 
And a few famous students, including Stephen Hawking and Alan Turing as well as comedians like John Cleese, Simon Bird and Stephen Fry. 

King's College Chapel

Cambridge is a lovely medieval town with amazing architecture and something for everyone, from markets to pubs. 

*Punting for 10 people cost us £10 per person.