Food for Joe: Veggie ‘Meatballs’

Although I am not the greatest fan of meat substitute products, this is a quick and cheeky midweek recipe that’s filling without breaking the bank. It’s comforting and full of warm flavours, so make sure you’ve got a nice rich red wine to go alongside it.

So, let’s get the (‘meat’) ball roiling…

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Food For Joe: Vegetable Kofta Curry

You will have heard about ‘koftas’ across a variety of different cuisines including Afghani, Balkan, Pakistani, Azerbijanian, Bangladeshi, Iranian, Turkish, Arab, and of course – Indian!

An Indian style kofta curry is a fantastic way to make a mild veggie curry that’s filled with nutty and creamy textures. Pour yourself a nice cold beer and get stuck in:

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Post Intoxication Elimination: Guacamole and Tortilla Crisps

Hanging like fruit in a tree? Never fear because we have the perfect hanging fruit to sort you right out!

Avocados are amazingly good for you, particularity after a heavy night. All of those dregs of tequila that are still churning around your system can prevent your body from keeping blood sugar levels in check, and this can mean that that you have a low concentration of blood sugar. However, the delicious monounsaturated fats (or ‘good’ fats) in avocados are able to reverse insulin resistance which help to regulate blood sugar levels. Not only that, but avocados also contain more natural fibre than any other fruit, along with an antioxidant called glutathione, which gives your battered immune system a boost.

This means that a wonderfully simple guacamole is ideal for making you feel better.

And, if you’re having guacamole – you need crisps. These tasty light crisps make the perfect crunchy accompaniment to the soft and delicious avocado.

Eat, drink and be merry!

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Time for Tea: Banana Bread

Eleanor is our baking aficionado, our cake making conquistador, our empress of sponge…okay, you get the picture, but I like to stick my hand in the cookie jar sometimes too (“and then maybe a second or third time as well…” – Eleanor)
So, when life hands you bananas, you make banana bread:

  • 285g/10oz plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 110g/4oz butter, plus a spare knob to grease the tin
  • 225g/8oz caster sugar (shocker – I used granulated sugar as I didn’t have caster sugar in the house! The result is the same…)
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 85ml/3fl oz buttermilk (or normal milk mixed with 1½ tsp lemon juice or  vinegar)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


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Post Intoxication Elimination: Virgin Mary


Our ‘Post-Intoxication Elimination’ posts give you the opportunity to discover new recipes to treat that ugly hangover feeling that we all know far, far, too well…

Our latest answer to your prayersthe Virgin Mary.

Tomato juice is packed with simple sugars which get your blood sugar levels back to normal after a night out, as well as a high concentration of bioavailable lycopene which is an antioxidant compound which makes tomatoes and other fruits and vegetables have their distinctive colours (“oooh science!” – Eleanor)


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