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17 September, 2015


guacamole and sainsbury's tortilla chips
I haven't always been a fan of guacamole. For years it just looked like a gross green gloopy thing that people used to shovel their tortilla chips into, but times have changed and now I realise I was missing out!

When it's kept simple it can taste so good.  Here i've adapted my favourite recipe from BBC Good Food.

Squish and squeeze a handful of ingredients and there you have it...
I love eating this guacamole with Sainsbury's basics tortilla chips (tastes nicer than a well known more expensive brand in my opinion). If you love a good bacon sandwich like I do then try some of this with it. 
Easy guacamole, national guacamole day
Traditionally guacamole is made with coriander but i'm one of those people that can't bear it so I just make it without. Do mix in a finely chopped handful if you're a fan!
Easy guacamole, sainsbury's tortilla chips

2 Medium sized tomatoes
2 Ripe avocados
A Handful of cherry tomatoes chopped into quarters
Half a medium red onion diced
Half a medium red chilli or 1/2 teaspoon of chilli flakes
Juice of 1 lime
Sea Salt


1. Chop the medium sized tomatoes finely, scoop out the flesh of the avocados and mash together in a bowl really well.
2. Add the diced red onion, lime juice and cherry tomatoes to the bowl and mix.
3. Slice the chilli and add to the mixture leaving a little to garnish with (you can also use dried chilli flakes which I think works just as well).
4. Serve up in your favourite bowl and eat it quick!


15 September, 2015


A couple of weeks ago I decided to get my Come Dine with Me on and head to a supper club in Hackney, East London. I've had Vietnamese food a couple of times before but I really didn't know what to expect.

Our host was ultimate foodie/photographer/Jamie Oliver approved Uyen Luu (there she goes talking to a fellow supper clubber) and we were served in her very cosy home. Her plates etc were gorgeous.

I was sat on the corner table backing the bookshelf (next to that pleasant American chap). Drinks were flowing and the food started to emerge quite quickly, in total there were about 6 courses. Everyone on my table was lovely as you can see!

My favourite dishes were the vegetable curry pies and chicken salad with carrot and hot mint. The flavours of the salad came together so well and I love it when simple stuff is put together brilliantly.  

These summer rolls unfortunately were my worst nightmare. I hate the texture of prawns but decided to give the rolls a go. I chewed and chewed but they wouldn't go down, not for me!

I had a great evening and would definitely recommend going to Uyen's if you want to try something different or just love Vietnamese food.