Freshly prepared simple mango salsa with coriander, chilli, lemon and spring onion on succulent turkey atop toasted Hovis Chia bread.

Simple Mango Salsa

Gavin Wren Fish & Shellfish, Recipes, Sandwiches & Wraps, Spreads & Dips

Competitive Sandwiches. A few weeks ago I was invited to be a guest at a sandwich making competition. Yes, yes, I know, I’d never been to a sandwich making competition before either, but it was actually a promotional event for Hovis Chia Bread, laid on by the good people at Hovis who had invited a group of us bloggers to come and test out our sandwich making skills by preparing a selection of Lord Sandwich’s favourites using the new Hovis sliced loaf that’s laced with super healthy chia seeds form the The Chia Company. It was great fun as well, having set things up spectacularly well, with a spread of ingredients fit for an emperor, all ready to load our creations up with. Furthermore, whilst we were spreading the chia love, there was another very learned choice made on that day, by way of democratic vote, which was to crown…
Avocado prawn khobez wraps with mint yoghurt

Avocado prawn wraps on khobez with mint yoghurt

Gavin Wren Fish & Shellfish, Recipes, Sandwiches & Wraps, Small Bites, Vegetarian

I’m in a lucky position. I live in a part of North London where there’s a strong Turkish community and just down the road there’s a lot of Greeks as well. That means I’m tripping over mediterranean delis and restaurants and there’s an abundance of new ingredients to discover that seem to magically fall into my shopping basket on a regular basis. It also puts me in the unique situation of never having any trouble finding ingredients for Ottolenghi recipes, something I doubt many people in the world can claim. I’ve also been slowly re-discovering the joys of Turkish baking. I remember a childhood holiday to Turkey, where we took a hire car inland away from the pizza, steak and chip emporiums that sadly litter the coast and found a slice of real Turkey. As we drove inland, we got away from the sea and into the hills, to be…