Are you a young person wanting good, hearty comfort food that doesn’t just involve fast food, frozen chicken nuggets and instant ramen? Are you looking to spice things up with some new favourite weeknight meals, plus maybe some occasional freezer meal prep?
Hi, I’m Hannah. I’m 18 and I love cooking and developing recipes! Specifically, fast, tasty and vaguely healthy recipes with a ton of flavour! I love to cook for friends, family, neighbours – or random strangers willing to do the dishes in exchange!
I have to admit, I absolutely adore cooking with plenty of garlic, herbs and spices – and a little pat of butter here and there!
But don’t worry, I still like to keep things healthy with fresh fruits, veggies and grains. After all, life’s about balance whether it’s a work-life balance or a health-taste balance in a recipe – not that you should ever need to compromise on flavour!
And don’t worry if you’re new to the kitchen or don’t have all the fancy kit either – I have recipes for you galore! I consider cooking healthy food from scratch in the microwave to be both an art and a science!
So while you’re in the right place for all of this, I do have my weaknesses – so if you’re looking for these…
- bland foods with no salt, pepper or spice
- recipes with weird and wonderful ingredients that you can’t even find online
- over-complicated kitchen science experiments that require chemistry degrees and million-dollar equipment
- boxed cake mix cooked 60 ways
- 10 different fast foods rolled into one with some extra salt, cheese and not a single vegetable in sight
- recipes that involve more time doing dishes than cooking and eating the food combined
… then you’re in completely the wrong place!
A little more about me
Now, a little more about me. Not only am I a student, but I’m also disabled, and I’ve spent countless hours trying to work out which foods are safe or not safe for me to eat, and then finding a million different ways to cook and flavour them for optimum taste and nutrition.
(before that, I mostly lived off frozen chicken nuggets – trust me, they do get boring after a while!).
Cooking has helped me to build up strength again after serious illness, as well as to make friends – it gave me a hobby and something to talk about! Plus, if you can bake a good batch of cookies then it’s always easier to make friends!
And even if you don’t have all of my problems (lucky you!) then learning to cook foods that make you happy can improve your life. After all, if you can make food that makes people happy then you’ve got the ability to make people happy – and who wouldn’t want that?
What you can find on this website
So, I post recipes. These mainly fall into specific categories:
- side dishes
- dessert & baking
- and the more unusual one; cooking from-scratch with a microwave! After all, I want them to be easy for you to find and enjoy!
But I don’t only post recipes. I have so many tips and tricks to share that I also post cooking tutorials, tips and tricks. This way, I can share my little time and energy-saving hacks for making good food fast.
Now, don’t worry if you hate those blogs that share five thousand words of childhood memories before the actual recipe. I actively try not to do that! After all, knowing that I ate a similar food when I was 7 won’t help you make the food. Instead, I share useful content such as tips, tricks, recommendations and possible substitutions in my posts along with the recipes.
Get to know me a little more
So you already know that I’m Hannah and I’m a disabled 18-year-old. But I also live in the UK, own 5 cats and am going to university in September to study biomedical sciences. Trust me, there are actually a couple of other things in my life than food (even if it doesn’t always seem like it!).
I’m also a bit of a nerd – I love maths! It does come in handy when I’m trying to scale down a recipe intended to feed 6 people so that it only feeds me though!
A lot of the cooking I do is actually for my family rather than myself. I live with my mum and 2 younger sisters, and it’s tough to find a meal that all 4 of us will eat.
- 1 vegetarian (who does eat fish) – my mum
- 1 meat-eater who can’t eat most fruit and veg due to allergies – me
- 1 vegetarian who’s not far off being fully vegan – my middle sister
- 1 meat-eater who’s very picky and won’t eat almost anything involving red meat and who can’t tolerate any form of spice – my youngest sister
… so needless to say, we usually don’t all eat the same thing!
But this was part of what made me start cooking. After all, making 2-4 different meals every mealtime is a lot of work for my mum, so I often ended up just having frozen chicken nuggets or basic tomato pasta. But, me being me, I got bored rather fast. The food was bland, repetitive and I just generally didn’t enjoy it so much.
So I started learning to cook for myself by gradually straying further and further from recipes until I’d actually created something entirely new! And I also started to love doing it!
So it stuck. Now you’ll have a tough job trying to stop me from cooking constantly!
Where do I go next?
Well, you have plenty of options! You could check out one of these recipes:
My Top Recipes
… or, if you have a specific mission in mind then try one of these:
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