Quinoa & Smoked Cheddar Broccoli Muffins

Broccoli, Cupcakes, Muffins, Parmesan, Quinoa, Savoury Cupcakes, Savoury Muffins, Smoked, Smoked Cheddar, Smoked Paprika

So Sunday the 15th of March turned me 25. Sadly, I spent the day feeling particularly fragile as a result of having a couple too many celebratory Shandy’s the night before. Having a circle of friends who thoroughly enjoy venturing out for a long night of craft beers and dancing to nostalgic classics like you’re Gene Kelly takes its toll when there’s a birthday to celebrate. Either way, it doesn’t stop you from being showered with party food and birthday cake, both of which I inevitably enjoyed.

Broccoli & Stilton Pesto Pappardelle

Broccoli, Cheese, Mushrooms, Pappardelle, Pasta, Pesto, Pine Nuts, Porcini Mushrooms, Stilton, vegetarian

Coming from a family of particularly adamant meat eaters, I thought it would be a bit of a challenge to woo them with today’s ensemble, we all like a challenge, right? – I travelled from London to my home town of Guildford to visit the family for the weekend and (for a change) surprised them with a vegetarian dish for dinner. The whole charade reminded me of a slow-burning movie with a great ending; no one is quite sure if they like it at first, but towards the end they’re wanting more. Although, I could have sworn I caught my brother in-law searching for the non-existent steak at the bottom of the bowl…