Chilli salmon cakes with coriander & lime hollandaise

This recipe is can be made using any fish and is a great answer to left over fish. It can be kept really simple or supercharged healthy. The fish and spices can be changed for almost any combination and it can make a really impressive breakfast or dinner without being difficult or expensive! As always…

Californian Vibes

At the start of the year Nathan and I spent two months in California travelling in our 1969 Econoline E Series van. It was in this very van that, two years ago, we drove through the Mexican border and down the Baja where we discovered the Baja Fish Taco that are now so popular in California….

The Lyme Bay Reserve- Saving the future of our shores

 “Our blueprint towards sustainable fishing will ensure there will still be fish and shellfish to catch for our next generations.” -Lyme Bay Reserve   The Lyme Bay Reserve, facilitated by The Blue Marine Foundation has brought conservationists and fishermen together in a mutual mission to protect the shores of the Jurassic Coast in Devon and…

Wild Pheasant Pate

Shoot the bird using a high power air rifle, clean to the head  Pluck the bird. If you are making a casserole you would take the skin off but if you were roasting you would leave the skin off. In the case of pate we take the skin off. Cut off the head and extremities …

Making Biodiesel

One of the benefits of the Bean Machine Cafe and recycling our waste is the used vegetable oil in which we cook our freshly made donuts. This commodity could be sold back to the supplier for a small financial gain but is far more useful as a fuel if you run a diesel vehicle.  …

Building The Country Kitchen

We wanted to build a street food outlet from which we could sell sustainable food, sourced from the Devon countryside that surrounded us. Eating local and sustainable is the way in which we like to feed ourselves and we wanted to promote the richness and variety available to us in an enticing and exciting way….

The Simple Life in a Modern World

The Simple Life for a modern world.   ‘Some people say “Shouldn’t we focus on improving the world?” Don’t think about that! The world improves every time a single person improves. The only person you can improve is yourself’ – James Altucher   When I used to be a psychiatric nurse I found it astounding…

Turn your passion into a business

Trying to make a business out of your beliefs and values is an inspiring and romantic idea but with that comes some very difficult decisions. The last year has shown me that. ‘It’s not about resources, it’s about resourcefulness.’  Trying to create a business based on fair trade, sustainability, and ethical morals is not for the…

Feed a Bigger Brain

  Did you know the human brain has actually shrunk over the last 100 years due to our poor Western diet? Worrying isn’t it? BDNF (Brain-derived neurotrophic factor) is a protein that tells cells the brain to make more connections. BDNF decreases when we eat a poor western diet full of processed foods but increases when…

Top Foods to beat Anxiety and Depression

A combination of Omega 3 fatty acids, B-Vitamins and Magnesium can relieve the symptoms and decrease the risk of mental health problems including depression and anxiety, schizophrenia, autism and ADHD. If you suffer with any of the following you could benefit from just a few simple nutritional changes: Depression Anxiety Insomnia Nervousness Stress Mental health…

Hungover? Damage Control!

If you had a few too may the night before, your probably feeling tiered, hungry and dehydrated but worst of all you want to eat 3 whole isles at Tesco only after you’ve consumed that big greasy fry-up. I’ve been there.  3 isles is no exaggeration! Of course this is where I advise never drinking…

Fish Tacos

street food businessDuring a road trip through Mexico we fell in love with yet another Mexican dish. We drove over the border and down the Baja peninsula to La Paz where we got the ferry to the mainland. The journey down the Baja was very, hot, dry and silent. We wouldn’t see another car for…