Avo-walnut-spinach pesto with wholewheat spaghetti…

I am not ashamed to say that I am addicted to avocados. This will come as no surprise to anyone who has ever worked with me, lived with me or eaten with me. They are so perfect with their creamy silky interior and their rich velvety smooth texture and they’re good for you! I mean, come on, if that’s not proof of a higher force having a bloody great day of¬†creation, I don’t know what is.

Please. Just look at them. Even you avo haters of whom I am highly suspicious and some of whom reside within my closest circle of friends…you so know who you are.

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Anyway moment over. Point of the post? How to incorporate one of my desert island foods into yet another dinner with a little creativity from what’s in the cupboard and so I present avocado, walnut spinach pesto served with wholewheat spaghetti and parmesan…

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Fast but fabulous food at Vapiano, Oxford Circus…

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Let’s face it, fast food has something of a bad rap. It’s reputation precedes it and generally, like an East 17 reunion, cold callers and Virgin Media, it’s not a good one.

Now I’m not going to say I’ve never had a brown paper bag from either a certain set of golden arches or the home of the ultimate cardboard kids party crown but generally speaking, I’ve either been in my early and impressionable teens or at least one bottle of rose down and desperate for something to soak it up at the point of consumption…

Vapiano is fast food. Quality fast food. Yeah, you heard me. It’s quick, it’s reasonably priced and actually, it tastes great.¬† Read More