Independent Kitchen Branches Out

Independent Kitchen Branches Out

In December 2013 I began Independent Kitchen to document my escapades in the kitchen. My motivation for starting the blog was to share my love of all things food with my friends and family. Almost 100 posts later, my recipes have been featured on Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Strength and Stretches and Demuth’s Cookery School to name a few. Independent Kitchen’s main focus has always been on well sourced ingredients from local independent retailers. I have created a collection of recipes as well as mapping independent businesses I...
Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

Broccoli and Blue Cheese Soup

Happy 2017! To welcome in the new year, I have made a delicious broccoli and blue cheese soup to share with you. This recipe is an excellent way to use up any extra cheese you have leftover from the holiday season so be adventurous, any cheese from stilton to cheddar will work. I used a Wensleydale blue  made in a county close to my heart – Yorkshire! I studied at the University of Leeds...
Chickpea Almond Salad with Fruit and Curry Dressing

Chickpea Almond Salad with Fruit and Curry Dressing

I have just come back from an awesome week in Berlin. I haven’t been to Germany since I was young and after spending the week exploring I have fallen in love with both the culture and the capital. On the final day I went to a traditional German restaurant in the city centre, where after a week of a diet mainly consisting of weiƟbier and chips I was grateful to finally find salad on the menu. ...
Mushroom Carbonara

Mushroom Carbonara

Carbonara is a very well-known yet misunderstood recipe, as so many people get it wrong, either adding milk or cream or letting the eggs become scrambled. Traditionally, the Italians use dried cured unsmoked pork called pancetta, however I have substituted mushrooms which offer an earthy flavour, especially when sauteed in olive oil.  Other than the swap of mushrooms for pancetta, I have kept the sauce very traditional, using only eggs, parmesan cheese and freshly ground black pepper. I...
Superfood Sprinkle

Superfood Sprinkle

This superfood sprinkle is easy to throw together and keeps in an airtight jar for months. I use it in smoothies, to top my porridge, bircher, oat and fruit jars, over yoghurt or even as a tasty healthy snack on its own. This recipe is also fully adaptable, just use whatever packet of nuts, seeds or dried fruit you have in the house.  Superfood Sprinkle Hemp Seeds Bee Pollen Milled Linseeds Cacao Nibs Chia Seeds Pumpkin Seeds Sunflower...