Don’t freak out, I know it’s not traditional to add baked beans to shakshuka. I know you’re disgusted with me, that I have dared to alter the most elevated of all exotic breakfast dishes and bring it smack-down to middle-class earth with the addition of tinned Heinz beans. Don’t hate me, Dear Reader, baked bean oven baked shakshuka tastes delish and is super speedy. Do you have the time and the hand-eye co-ordination to chop potatoes, peppers and courgettes first thing on a Saturday morning while desperately trying to chug down a smoothie to make up for Friday night’s excess? No? Nor do I, hence baked beans. Take my hand, it’s going to be ok. This is baked bean oven baked shakshuka.
These ingredients will rescue your evening.
One of the greatest things about Spain is being able to eat outside, enjoying the warmth and the buzzy atmosphere of tapas bars, restaurants, bars and people enjoying their lives. Imagine you’re sitting outside at 10pm, it’s 27 degrees, there’s a light breeze and you don’t have a care in the world, other than to enjoy your life.
Fast forward to the present and it’s a grey night outside, you have no respite of holiday in sight and you’re starving. You’ve messaged Mr G&J to say ‘I really fancy a takeaway’ TRANS: ‘Please for the love of all that is holy pick something up on the way home, I just want to be fed, drink wine and watch Vikings’. The response? ‘Takeaway!? You’re a food blogger now, get back in the kitchen, your website needs CONTENT!’
And so it goes. Chorizo and spinach tortilla for dinner then. Continue reading
The first chilli from our balcony garden, a triumph! This is the smaller Peppino F1 type that you commonly find stuffed with delicious soft cheese.
Today was a glorious day for many reasons, the main ones being:
1. I was not hungover.
2. It was 26 degrees and the sun was shining! London is glorious in the sun.
3. We harvested our first chilli from our balcony garden. Continue reading