RENOVATION RECIPES & REVIEWS

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Having become a bit of an expert in kitchenless cooking, I wanted to share that fact that it is possible, mid-renovation or self-build, to eat heartily and healthily. That’s my ‘kitchen’ above and has been for over a year – eek! No water or sink – just a cold water feed upstairs and the fridge is in another room too, not that we need it with no heating on site. Boy oh boy, this space is cold to cook in during the winter months, so food must be fast to prep in a small space and with as little washing up as possible 😉

We both LOVE our food and do a lot of physical work on site, so the portions need to be substantial. Until I started cooking without a hob, I’d no idea how much I relied on it for boiling veg, stir fries, pasta, the list is endless. Learning how to do without has been an interesting process. Creating full meals, timed to perfection, in spaces like the above – it’s a skill, let me tell you, and there’ve been plenty of mishaps. Copy these below though, and you won’t go far wrong x

Dotted amongst the Renovation Recipes, mostly with an interior design slant, there are also reviews of places visited, books read and restaurants eaten at.

If invited on a freebie or launch, I’ll say in the blog post but if you’ve read the blog, you’ll know my opinion can’t be bought 😉


MINTY AUBERGINE TOWERS WITH MOZARELLA & CHERRY TOMATOES

Stans alone veggie dish or throw on some kebabs! HERE

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THE BEST MICROWAVED SCRAMBLED EGGS

Seriously, the best. HERE

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CHILLI DRUMSTICKS, RATATOUILLE & FRESH GARLIC BAGUETTES

One to warm your cockles, a real finger licker HERE

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CHEDDAR COURGETTE SKINS WITH ROAST LAMB CHOPS

Nothing nicer than cheesy skins, with added veggie goodness HERE

Courgette Cheesy Potatoes Renovation Recipes 2


 

CHICKEN CACCIATORE

Italian one pot classic, with no hob HERE

Renovation Recipes Chicken Cacciatore


GINGER PORK CHOP WITH CAVOLO NERO

Full of trendy kale goodness but meaty too HERE

Cavolo Nero with nuts and goats cheese


HERBY WINE SAUSAGE ROAST

Warming, hearty one pot meal HERE

Herby Wine Sausage Roast


CURRIED CAULIFLOWER COUSCOUS WITH LEMON HAKE

Healthy, delicious and carb free HERE

Cauliflower Couscous & Minty Hake


PIMPED UP PAELLA WITH LEMON ROASTED CHICKEN

A little Spanish delight, minus the Rioja 😉  HERE

M&S GastroPub Paella Review

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KALE, BACON & APPLE SALAD

Healthy, but filling and meaty too HERE

Kale, Bacon and Apple Salad, but Moregeous

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ARTICHOKE & PHILADEPHIA DIP

Fresh, *cooking* free and fast HERE

Artichoke & Mascarpone Dip

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CHILLI TOMATO PUFF PASTRY TART

Piled high, easy to make and super tasty HERE

Moregeous Renovation Recipes

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LE DELICATEZZE DU BRUNO, MANCHESTER

Homely, authentic Italian food at cracking prices – HERE

Delicatezze Di Bruno, Manchester

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KITCHENALIA BY VINNY LEE

Inspiring and info packed kitchen design & styling book – really liked this one – HERE

Kitchenalia by Vinny Lee review on the Moregeous Blog

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THE DECORATIVE HOME & SALVAGE SHOW, TATTON PARK

A brilliant afternoon’s treasure hunting down at Tatton Park : HERE

Decorative & Salvage Fair, Tatton Park, 2014

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A VISIT TO GRANGER & CO, LONDON

Fresh, green & brassy – loved it : HERE 

Granger 11

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FOODIE POP UP IN MANCHESTER

Food heaven and great company at Clucking Hell and Let’s Have a Meating : HERE

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A VISIT TO POLPO, CLERKENWELL

Enjoying a London take, both design & food wise, on a Venetian bacaro : HERE

Polpo Clerkenwell Review May 2014 2

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#FRIDAYFOODFIGHT BY B.East Street Manchester at Upper Campfield market : HERE

Beat Street Mcr's Friday Food Fight 7 March 2014 Review

Some of the foodie stalls featuring at Friday Food Fight

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“LOST THE PLOT” By the Allotment Junkie : HERE

Review of Lost The Plot by Allotment Junkie

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MANCHESTER GOURMET CLUB : Rob Owen Brown at the Parsonage, Didsbury : HERE

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Posh pud at Gourmet Club, Manchester

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THE DRUNKEN BUTCHER’S Around the World In 8ish Steaks : HERE

South America : Rib-eye with Chimmichurri

South America : Rib-eye with Chimmichurri

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SOMERSET HOUSE LONDON Christmas interiors shopping : HERE

Christmas arcade at Somerset House 2013

Gorgeous interior & skate rink, Christmas 2013

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CHATEAU MARMOT FOOD POP-UP East London : HERE

Chateau Marmot London 2013 on the Moregeous Blog

Applewood Smoked Ahi Tuna

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FREEMASONS ARMS, WISWELL Getting Our Game Face On, Autumn special : HERE

The Freemasons Arms, Wiswell, Game Week 2013

Game Week at The Freemasons Arms

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