Recipe: Simple Shakshuka – and three ways to pimp it up

Shakshuka is a classic North African and Middle Eastern dish which at its most basic, centres around eggs poached in a spicy stew – Shakshuka literally means “a mixture” and the traditional version uses tomatoes, onions and spices. These days you can find Shakshuka on brunch menus all over the UK but it’s also a very simple dish to make at home – perfect for a weekend brunch during the lockdown.

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The Independent Cardiff businesses fundraising to feed the NHS

Whilst NHS staff across Wales battle to save as many lives as they can, in Cardiff a network of volunteers is ensuring that these key workers will be well fed.

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Recipe: The Tidy Kitchen’s Kale & Pearl Wen Strata with British Leeks

As part of a recent #paidpartnership with british-leeks.co.uk I teamed up with local chef Laura Graham of The Tidy Kitchen Company to showcase the British leek through some of her recipes. Here’s one for a rich and creamy strata made with layers of milk, cream, eggs, cheese and bread, all baked into a puffy casserole.

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Your food community needs you: shopping local during COVID-19

Right now, more than ever, even amidst all of this Coronavirus chaos, it’s important that we all do what we can to support local and independent when it comes to the food and drink we buy. Here’s how you can help.

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