Don’t Feed After Midnight is a UK-based food blog that focuses on easy and quick vegetarian recipes, meal prep and freezer-friendly meals.
I am a strong believer that you can make healthy and scrumptious meals even when you have little time to cook and I’m here to show you how to do just that.
Hey there and thanks for stopping by!
I’m Sara – I’m the writer, cook and photographer behind Don’t Feed After Midnight. Oh, and I do a lot of the eating too.
About Don’t Feed After Midnight
First launched in 2014, Don’t Feed After Midnight is where I share my love for vegetarian cooking.
With a little planning, cooking from scratch doesn’t have to be a chore. Not only does proper, real food taste better, but it also costs less and doesn’t usually take any longer to make.
With this in mind, here on the blog you will find:
– Quick dinner recipes – 15, 30 and 45-minute meals with very little prep to help you whip up delicious midweek dinners with minimal fuss
– Lunch meal prep tips & recipes – make-ahead healthy and exciting lunches, so that you never have to eat a sad-looking sandwich ever again
– Freezer-friendly meals – “cook once, eat multiple times” recipes to learn to love your freezer
Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, looking for recipes for Meatless Monday or simply wanting to discover new ways to eat more veggies, everybody’s welcome!
A little bit about me
Born in Italy, I moved to the UK in my late 20s and I now live near Leeds (Yorkshire) with my husband, our daughter (aka Dinky) – also vegetarian – and our 3 very spoilt cats.
Since taking the decision to stop eating meat and fish in 2013, I found myself experimenting in the kitchen a lot more than I ever did before and this opened up a brand new world of ingredients and flavours. I’ve always loved cooking, entertaining and, before becoming a mum, I’d happily spend hours shopping at the local market and cooking up a feast for friends and family.
When my daughter was born, things changed dramatically.
The newborn days are still a bit of a blur but I remember we quickly went through all the food I’d batch cooked and frozen while pregnant. Then I think I survived on cheese sandwiches, biscuits and take-aways for the first 6 months of her life.
Eventually, things got a little easier but I still found I had to greatly adjust the way I cooked, especially when I went back to work. Gone were the days when I had the luxury of time. At the same time, I now also had a very demanding (but thankfully never overly-fussy) little human to feed too.
So I went back to basics and switched to simple and (mostly!) healthy recipes that I knew I could whip up in no time at all.
For the most part, she eats what we eat – it might be a total fluke but I also like to think that exposing her to a wide range of foods and flavours from an early age has contributed too.
She’s happy, we’re happy and enjoying a home-cooked meal together is central to our family life.
So, whether you also have children, a very demanding job or both, I understand what it’s like to feel that there aren’t enough hours in the day to cook from scratch. But, trust me, real food is easier than you think and I’m here to show you how to make the most of the little time you do have.
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My cooking style & influences
There are not many foods I don’t enjoy and I like to experiment with different flavour combinations and cuisines all the time.
However, my day-to-day cooking is mainly inspired by the two places I’ve called home over the years.
Having been brought up in Italy, my main cooking influence tends to be southern Italian cuisine and a lot of my recipes are in fact inspired by Mediterranean flavours – think tomatoes, olives, peppers, aubergines and basil, just to name a few. Those are the flavours I grew up with and I have very fond memories of being a small kid and watching my Grandma cook.
At the same time, living in Yorkshire has given me the opportunity to eat some of the very best Indian food you can have in the UK. As a result, I have developed a lot of love and interest in Indian cooking and curries are simply something I could never live without.