Chicken and noodle soup

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Tired of this dragging cold? Feeling under the weather?

Catching the flu is doomed to happen at least once throughout the winter, and not having someone to care for yourself when stuck in bed is one of the hardest things about living alone.

But what never fails to soothe me, no matter my living situation, is a good old-fashioned chicken and noodle soup.

This remedy is no secret, generation after generation have pulled through on this comforting broth. But if mommy’s not around to prepare her special concoction, you’ll be happy the learn it only takes a few ingredients and 15 minutes on your feet to make your own single bowlful of magic.

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Sweet Blueberry and Savory Courgette Single Serving Pancakes

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Pancake day is here and with it the last chance to put on a few pounds before lent starts. So why not make the most of it and go for the bold American style instead of the wafer thin ones?

It’s also the perfect time to learn how to prepare this convenient and practical single serving batter. It’s so quick it will become your new 3am craving go-to recipe, I would bet on that.

Once you’ve got the base down you can pretty much drop in whatever you fancy. From strawberries and chocolate chips, to goat’s cheese and caramelised onions, the possibilities are endless. As I couldn’t make up my mind on just one recipe I’ve decided to share two with you: one savory, one sweet. Why pick only one when you can have both in one sitting?

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Cheesy Raclette

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Here it is again, the single’s most dreaded time of the year.

With Valentine’s day just around the corner, it is just another reason why February should be all about comfort food, either to forget about society’s pressure or to cozy up to someone.

Personally, I’ve never been an adept of this forced celebration. Restaurants over-charge, boutique over-sell, and everything feels like a rip-off. So I tend to stay at home and indulge.

If you don’t have any plans, don’t worry, I have the perfect meal for you. You’ll find pleasure in every bite.
It’s quick, simple and totally decadent. I mean, you can’t get too cheesy on Valentine’s day, right?

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Smoked salmon and mascarpone jacket potato

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Now that we are done with our annual cleanse, we should all have built an appetite for a month’s worth of comfort food. And with February being the coldest time of the year, it really is the only thing that will get us through it.

I can understand how a baked potato could sound a bit boring to my fellow North-American friends. You might have had, like me, bad experiences with dry taters if the wrong ingredients were used, but I assure you, digging through a plump ball of flaky potato covered with your favorite toppings has a very soothing effect. Ever since I’ve moved the UK I’ve learned how to do it right and I turn to this classic when in need of warmth. It’s comfort in its simplest form.

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Honey, yogurt and dukkah on toast with matcha smoothie

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It’s breakfast week here in the UK. Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with the importance of the first meal of your day. Even though I believe in eating well in the morning my only problem with breakfast is my stomach: it’s a late riser. Hunger never kicks in before 9AM which makes my pre-work routine somewhat hectic. I never know what will stimulate my appetite and I’ve got no time for matinal debates.

If you’re like me, you’ll love this little combo I’m sharing with you this week. It should make a great addition to your quick meal options. It’s nutritious yet light and will sustain you until lunch. The matcha smoothie will give you a wake-up boost, ideal to start your day on the right foot.

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