Tag: blind cook

Eat Like a Champion

Eat Like a Champion

Over the past couple of months I’ve been running some cooking sessions over Zoom, in partnership with Sense Adventures for the blind and visually impaired. The block started with a Q & A session and a chance for people to learn a little more about 

Mediterranean Fish, Aubergine & Sweet Potato Stew

Mediterranean Fish, Aubergine & Sweet Potato Stew

I’ve made this stew a couple of times now, once using butter beans for my carbohydrate source and the other using sweet potato. They were both really delicious. It’s up to you which you choose to use. If you go with butter beans, add them 

Goan Prawn & Aubergine Curry

Goan Prawn & Aubergine Curry

Inspired by the Indian cookery lesson I did the other month through Sense Adventures, my take on the Goan prawn curry recipe I learned includes extra vegetables. Goa is on the southwest coast of India. The cuisine of the region makes good use of the 

Cauliflower, Radish & Egg Salad

Cauliflower, Radish & Egg Salad

This is a simple and nutritious vegetarian salad that is also very filling and satisfying. It is high in protein, thanks to the combination of eggs, chickpeas and almonds. Yes the eggs, almonds and olive oil make it quite high in fat, but it is 

Roast Veg & Bean Salad With Grilled Turkey

Roast Veg & Bean Salad With Grilled Turkey

I serve this colourful and nutritious salad with grilled turkey for my protein source, but it will pair perfectly with many other protein choices as well, including salmon, chicken, halloumi or trout. The orange mustard dressing really lifts the flavour of the meal while still 

Thai Mackerel & Sweet Potato Traybake

Thai Mackerel & Sweet Potato Traybake

This recipe was inspired by one on BBC Good Food. I swapped broccoli for spinach so that I could keep it all in one pan and save on the washing up. You do need a food processor or blender for this one to make the 

Indian Cooking Lessons with Sense Adventures

Indian Cooking Lessons with Sense Adventures

Sense Adventures is a company founded by Dee Jones, initially running outdoor activity holidays for the visually impaired. Like many others, Dee has had to expand in to the virtual world of zoom during the current climate. She offers several workshops including yoga, creative writing and 

Coping with Lockdown 3.0

Coping with Lockdown 3.0

I’m aware I’ve been a little quiet on the blog lately. If I’m honest, I’ve been struggling to find anything interesting to write about. Its a really tricky time for most people right now, so at least I know I’m not alone in feeling a 

Kale & Quinoa Tabbouleh with Halloumi

Kale & Quinoa Tabbouleh with Halloumi

This is a quick and simple, high protein, vegetarian meal. It is extremely tasty and filling. Ideally you need a food processor but you could just very finely slice the kale and herbs yourself if you don’t have one. This would be a lot more 

2020 – The Year We Never Expected

2020 – The Year We Never Expected

What a weird year 2020 has been. I certainly never planned for this year to play out like it did. I never expected to spend the majority of my year riding a static bike around the virtual world of Zwift. I never expected to be 

Cauliflower & Red Cabbage Dahl

Cauliflower & Red Cabbage Dahl

This is a bowl of nutritious goodness that is great for days when you feel like you have over indulged and are in need of something healthy. It is filling and balanced enough to be served on its own but can be bulked out with 

NaviLens

NaviLens

Earlier this week I appeared on BBC North West Tonight as part of a news piece highlighting an exciting development to help make shopping more accessible to the blind and visually impaired. I was approached during October to see if I would be interested in