About Flash Feasts

Welcome to Flash Feasts and thanks for stopping by.

My motivation for starting this blog came from the realisation that, with ever-increasing demands on my time, my meal repertoire had become a bit tired. As someone who loves cooking, I decided to step up to the challenge and chronicle my attempts to get out of my food rut.

With a focus on speed and simplicity, I hope to provide inspiration for anyone who craves delicious home-cooked food at the end of a long day, but doesn’t want to spend hours slaving away in the kitchen.

The recipes you’ll find here fall into two main categories — dishes that you can whip up in a relatively short space of time and meals that you can prepare in advance, often with the option to freeze ahead in batches.

About three years into my blogging journey, I also gave up meat and fish, which threw a further challenge into the mix as we suddenly had a mixed vegetarian and non-vegetarian household. Therefore, a lot of my more recent recipes are vegetarian, but include tips on how they can be adapted for meat-eaters.

About me

I’m Leonie, an editor with a background in language teaching.

My passion for cooking began as a teenager, when I would regularly scour my parents’ cookbooks and raid the kitchen to concoct any dish that had caught my eye (sometimes with less than successful results!).

Living in Italy in my early twenties provided me with plenty of culinary inspiration. It was there that I discovered that mouth-watering meals could be knocked up using just a handful of fresh, good-quality ingredients.

I now live in Oxfordshire with my husband, our two young boys and our cat. As well as coming up with recipes for this blog, I’m a keen baker, and I often have a cake project on the go.

There’s very little I don’t like on the food front, but I have a particular weakness for pastries, soft cheeses, anything with peanut butter in it, good coffee and Campari-based drinks.

If you have any thoughts you’d like to share with me or any questions, please drop me a line – I’d love to hear from you!