As a young girl growing up in Zambia cooking becomes part of your life, I enjoyed cooking with my mum or my aunties so much that my mum bought me my own little kitchen and not the pretend kind. In my kitchen I would wip up the simplest of meals but they would still be edible. I am not sure when but between my high school and university I just lost the nag for cooking, don’t get me wrong I still cook now and again but not with as much enthusiasm as when I was little.


Now that I live on my own and playing adulthood, I have had to reignite my cooking passion and though it is not like before I still enjoy putting different recipes together and trying some of my mum’s recipes. When I was contacted to see if I wanted to take part in a cooking competition the good people at Bolsover have going on called #MeddySteadyCook to cook ANY Mediterranean meal and be in with a chance to win a 2 night cruise for two courtesy of P&O Ferries I jumped at the opportunity. The only conditions were we pick the items from the list provided and each person can only enter the competition once.

Armed with this information and eager to win (or lose) this competition I sat down to decide what Mediterranean type of meal I could make and for some reason I kept coming back to cooking something with Fish. So one day last week on my way home from work I picked up some haddock fillets and a few vegetables and decided to wipe up my own version of a Mediterranean meal. I do not like olives so I couldn’t do an olive salad with fish on the side, I didn’t want to do much to my fish as I wanted it to retain all its delicious flavor so I decided to fry it for 5 minutes at the same time roast some veggies that I had bought and those in the friend and made me a healthy fish and roast veggie dinner.

Competition Rules & Prize for #MeddySteadyCook

The prize is a two night mini-cruise for two courtesy of P&O Ferries, and all that you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this trip is to show off your culinary skills and to create a Mediterranean themed recipe using 3 or more of the following ingredients:

· Chicken· Lamb· Fish· Chorizo· Peppers• Garlic•Mozzarella/feta cheese· Olives· Lemons· Olive oil· Pasta· Tomatoes· Onions


I also thought I throw together a snack containing catfish fish, avocado (since I don’t like olive), tomatoes, mango and cucumbers


Catfish Salad

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post, regardless all opinions are my own. 



  1. March 28, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Looks delicious! Reminds me of the salmon incident! Taya nukilefye flati?
    You’ll have to make this for me milanda

    • March 29, 2016 / 9:16 am

      Hahaha I will try to make it when you visit but yes flat ilenunkila

  2. March 11, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    Great meal, good luck! Although in all fairness, I want to win so not too much luck hahahaha only joking!

    • March 11, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      Hahaha SIL you’re too funny and I hope one of us wins so we can take the other 😊 lol

    • March 28, 2016 / 8:04 pm

      What are we winning? I want to win too! Take me as well, thanks in advance to one of you, for sacrificing your place so I can go 😘

    • March 29, 2016 / 9:18 am

      Hahahaha you’re nuts little sister but sure

  3. March 11, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Good luck with the competition your meal looks lovely x

    • March 11, 2016 / 12:44 pm

      Thanks so much Rhian

  4. March 10, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    All the best for your competition. Hope you win!

    • March 11, 2016 / 5:36 am

      Thanks so much

  5. March 10, 2016 / 10:11 pm

    Sounds great, I love cooking fresh fish for a special meal.

    • March 11, 2016 / 5:35 am

      Me too

  6. Renna
    March 10, 2016 / 9:38 pm

    I don’t lime olives either, but I do like the look of that trout. That looks fab!

    • March 11, 2016 / 5:35 am

      Thanks Renna

  7. Elizabeth O
    March 10, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    That seared/fried trout looks fierce… Now I need to go eat something as the photo made me hungry. YUM! Best wishes! 🙂

    • March 10, 2016 / 4:34 pm

      Aww thanks Elizabeth

  8. March 10, 2016 / 11:17 am

    I used to cook a lot when I was in a relationship but now that I am single I dont as much. I need to get into my pinning again and whip some stuff up! Good luck on your cooking competition!

    • March 10, 2016 / 11:38 am

      Thanks so much kiwi

    • March 10, 2016 / 8:19 am

      Thanks Stella

  9. RaNesha
    March 10, 2016 / 2:38 am

    Please let us know good luck with the competition it looks amazing.

    • March 10, 2016 / 6:05 am


  10. March 9, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    Looks absolutely delicious and so easy to put together. I love Olives me though 🙂 Good luck with the competition go get it gal!

    • March 9, 2016 / 10:27 pm

      Thanks Julie

  11. March 9, 2016 / 10:01 pm

    Aw good luck with the competition hun I hope it goes well! Looks tasty xxx

    • March 9, 2016 / 10:04 pm


  12. March 9, 2016 / 8:31 pm

    oh this sounds lovely must give it a try

    • March 9, 2016 / 8:37 pm


  13. March 9, 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Oooh this looks delicious – good luck with the competition. Kaz x

    • March 9, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      Thanks so much Kaz

  14. March 9, 2016 / 5:03 pm

    I am not a big fish person but this looks really good. I hope that you win! It sounds like a great competition!

    • March 9, 2016 / 5:38 pm

      Thanks so much

  15. March 9, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    Cool competition! I hope you win by a landslide! Looks good!

    • March 9, 2016 / 3:16 pm

      Awww thanks

  16. March 9, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    This looks delicious and so simple, would be an ideal quick mid week meal, good luck x

    • March 9, 2016 / 3:13 pm

      Thanks so much, and it was such for me

  17. March 9, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    Wow, lovely proze! Good luck, I hope you win! The food looks delicious. xx

    • March 9, 2016 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah

    • March 9, 2016 / 12:38 pm

      Thanks and yes it would be.

  18. March 9, 2016 / 12:10 pm

    That sounds like a really good competition! The food you made looks so yummy! xo

    • March 9, 2016 / 12:27 pm

      Aww thanks

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