A chat with Sus from Rough Measures

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Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A chat with Sus from Rough Measures

Last month I spoke with Becca from Amuse Your Bouche about her love for simply delicious veggie foods.

I’m really into my veg at the moment, so I thought I’d carry on the same theme and have a chat with another of my favourite vegetarian bloggers.

Sus Davy blogs at the beautifully designed Rough Measures, where she posts tons of mouthwatering recipes focusing on wholesome, seasonal, exciting ingredients and flavours. Here’s how we got on.


Tell us about yourself (age, occupation, biggest pet peeve etc)

I’m Sus, a 27-year-old vegetarian living on a narrowboat in Bath, with my boyfriend, Charlie. I blog at Rough Measures, and focus on wholesome, vegetarian or vegan food. I am a little too obsessed with nut butters.

What is your food philosophy?

I like colour. The more colour on my plate the better I feel. Colour tempts you in. Think bright red tomatoes, vibrant green leaves, and purple beetroots. Eat the rainbow.

Do you have a secret cooking tip you can share?

Don’t be scared. I used to be scared of the kitchen, and hated cooking. Cookbooks are your friends, read them thoroughly and create recipes from there.

What’s your favourite restaurant?

There’s an amazing veggie restaurant in Bath called Acorn, they are so creative with their dishes. I also love Jack’s Wife Freda in New York for a lazy brunch.

What’s the most underrated ingredient?

I don’t know if I can pick just one! Spices or herbs can totally transform a dish. Some of my favourites are cumin, rosemary, ginger and cardamom.

What would be your perfect breakfast, lunch & dinner?

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day – avocado on sourdough toast with poached eggs never fails to disappoint. For lunch I’d go for a big kale salad, with lots of roasted veg and a tahini dressing. Dinner would be a coconut and squash curry, with homemade cumin flatbreads.

What excites you about cooking and motivates you to write your blog?

I like the changing of the seasons. I love seeing all the new produce come out in the markets. I like to try new ingredients so sometimes I will buy a random vegetable and then research other blogs to get ideas on new recipes. I want to encourage people to eat wholesome, nourishing food, and teach them that it’s not difficult or expensive to do so.

How do you think the rise of blogs and recipe sites has changed our approach to food and cooking?

The Internet is a huge encyclopaedia of information, right at our fingertips. We have access to a massive amount of recipes and food information that we didn’t have before. I also think people are more aware of healthy eating than a few decades ago. It’s encouraging them to eat better and cook for themselves.

If you could take one meal to a desert island what would it be?

I can only take one?! There’s too many to choose from! I’ve just come back from New York, and I had the most insane beetroot burger with spicy slaw. So I’ll take that.

Who do you aspire to in the foodie landscape?

Favourite fellow food bloggers? I get a lot of inspiration from so many other bloggers. American and Canadian bloggers mainly – they are so creative with their recipes and their blogs are designed beautifully. I want to continue blogging, improving my skills and learning more.

What do you think the future of home cooking will look like?

I hope that people will be confident cooking from scratch, and passionate about eating healthy foods and looking after their bodies.


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