Pinterest; good for more than just dream homes, pugs in pumps and hair you can never recreate…

Pinterest. You either love it or hate it. There’s no in between here because like Adam Sandler movies, cake for breakfast or Crocs, you’re either a fan or you’re not. If you are a lover of the aspirational lifestyles that drift across thousands of boards, you’ll know that you can find anything on there and if you’re not, well apart from seriously missing out, you’d be surprised at how much you can find on there.

One of the biggest topics for pinning is undoubtedly food and take it from one who knows, if you don’t learn when to put the phone down and join the three dimensional people outside, it can overwhelm you. You want sweet treats? Ok how about cookies. Yeah, we like cookies. Oh cool, there are, like, 10’000 types of cookie. So pretty. Oh wow, each type has 15’000 recipes for it. Oh…my…each recipe links back to 20’000 different boards…can’t…stop…

…and before you know it? Your hand looks like Chandler’s claw, you have a migraine from all the pictures flashing in front of your eyes and your boyfriend is suggesting that maybe it’s time to stop. Note to self: at that point, it really is time to admit that you’ll never reach the end of that board and a little fresh air might be good.

Anyhow, that entirely fictitious scenario aside, Pinterest was the source for today’s dinner, a mash up of what was on the recipe and what was in my fridge. On the lovely website you can find a cracking recipe for salmon with white beans and kale. I was on a bit of a kale kick recently searching for a million and one ways to incorporate it into our food and wouldn’t you know it, Pinterest gave me dozens of kale related categories – I stopped counting at 35 – and approximately 93’712 ways in which I could jump on board the kale train and check into first class and with this dinner, that’s exactly what we did because it was fabulous.

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Egyptian street food and a Lego Lando Calrissian…

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New food addiction alert.

No, I don’t think I made myself clear.

New. Food. Addiction. Alert.

Saturday afternoon date with J. Lunch and big-screen Lego. Awesome but where to eat? I wonder if other foodies ever have the same issues as I sometimes do when deciding where to eat – do you go somewhere that you know you love and where you know you’ll have a super delicious meal or do you throw yourself at the mercy of a brand new feeding opportunity? Today was a day for throwing culinary caution to the wind and choosing the second of these two options.

Koshari Street has been on Groupon a few times recently, offering two large koshari and drinks for under a tenner. Anywhere else, that’d be a pretty good deal. In London, it’s a fricking awesome deal…

…IF the food is good.

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Dinner so good it deserved to be eaten twice at Bodeans…


So here’s the thing, I’ve been hearing about Bodeans since I first met J in October 2012. I’ve heard how amazing the food is, how it’s the best place to go and how it will make both me and my tummy very, very happy.

So here’s another thing – you always have places you go where a certain item on the menu is so good, it becomes the benchmark by which all future versions of that food are judged against. The item in question here is pulled pork. The somewhat unlikely place for comparison is the Flintstones Cafe at Universal Studios, California. That, for me, was the best pulled pork I’d ever had.

Sorry Fred, you’ve now been wildly surpassed.

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