Food Lately

Published by Donna Coppack on

I have been trying ridiculously hard recently to eat more veg and less meat and processed foods.

Here is a quick post with some of the great bits I have eaten recently.


Top Left – Taquitos from Wahaca
I cannot begin to explain how much I adore this place.  I first heard about after watching Thomasina Myers on Masterchef and I was delighted when she set up her own chain of Mexican street food restaurants.  This is some of the freshest, most vibrant tasting Mexican food you can find and it is astonishingly good value.  I always wangle a trip to Wahaca whenever I go into London with my Husband.

Top Right – Bunless Burger
This is one of my own creations.  I had a great bunless burger whilst out one night and so I tried to make my own version of it with more topping obviously.  This one is topped with cheddar, chipotle chilli sauce, Bacon and Jalapeños.  I then made butternut squash fries in the oven and served it with sautéd peppers and onions.

Bottom Left – Itsu Sushi
I miss this so much from the years I spent working in Canary Wharf.  The food at Itsu is so fresh and has fantastic presentation.  I was in London and needed somewhere to go for lunch on my own so this was my first choice.

Bottom Right – Charcuterie Platter
Another homemade one. I had something similar whilst out at the White Hart in Chipstead, and thought I would pay homage to it.  There is proscuitto, milano salami, vine leaves, red pepper houmous, olive ficelle, spanish tortilla, buratta, rocket, balsamic dressing,course pate and olives.

Here was the table I set for me and my husband, the kids were at their grandparents.

I have also being trying to liven up my lunches, so instead of something bread based, I have made fresh salad everyday.  Here was todays’s asian offering…I got a little carried away with the Cayenne on the eggs!

Categories: Lifestyle


dianespainting · August 4, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Such beautiful and elegant meals….you really aren't missing anything eating food like this.
The butternut squash fries intrigue me…I will have to try those.
Have you tried making Sweet Potato Fries the same way? I make those often……just toss with a little olive oil, salt and pepper, and any seasoning you like and bake in the oven until done.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful meal ideas!
Diane in Canada

Donna Coppack · August 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm

I will have to try the sweet potato version, they sound great. xx

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