Being ‘The Diversity’

I am lucky to work in a large company with a clear policy and stated commitment on equality and diversity. A company which has made a commitment to working without discrimination, and which works with clients who share our beliefs. It’s a really positive commitment, but it doesn’t mean that it’s smooth sailing all the…

Basmati and wild rice with chick peas golden-berries and herbs

This Ottonlenghi recipe is great – it’s pretty simple, but it looks great, tastes great, and is pretty wonderful for picky eaters since as well as being vegetarian it’s also gluten and dairy free. If we’re honest, everyone is winning. What you need: 50g wild rice 220g basmati rice 330ml boiling water 2 tsp cumin…

Why I’m proud to be in a Lady Gang

This week at work, a senior member of staff sent a very ill advised email to the whole company. I won’t go into the details but the title of the email was ‘Womens’ Weak‘ and included such highlights as lamenting about our ‘genetic fate‘, telling us to do the washing up, and signing off as…

Margarita

I love margaritas. I didn’t discover them until I had time to kill in an airport last summer – but I’m so glad they’re a part of my life now. Until then, somehow tequila had totally bypassed me – no teenage excesses in the park, or late nights licking salt off my hand and making questionable…

Low fat spanakopita

I really believe filo pastry is a diets’ best friend. All of the joy of pastry, almost non of the calories, it’s win win. And the little sheets of translucent pastry are just so lovely to work and make things with.   What you need: 500g fresh spinach 1 finely shopped shallot 6 spring onions…

Why I’m just giving up for lent

Let me get right to the point. I have changed the entire way that I speak and communicate at work because I want to be liked. I don’t want to be the  stereotypical difficult woman, which is the name that gets thrown around at any female who knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to go…

Salsa Verde

I’ve recently discovered the joys of Mexican foods. I know, I’m not sure how I missed it before either – but not I’ve found it I’m embracing with open arms. Salsa verde is such a great side accompaniment to so many wonderful Mexican dishes I thought it deserved a post all of its own. What…