Tried & Tested: Joe Wick’s Coconut & Cashew Daal

Up until a year or so ago daal was just something on the Indian takeaway menu that I’d never tried because I didn’t know what it was. When it comes to takeaways we’re all guilty of sticking to our favourites right? Then last spring a friend of mine took me to an amazing vegan restaurant…

The Trafalgar Dining Rooms

I stumbled upon the Trafalgar Dining Rooms almost a little accidentally when I had theatre tickets for The Grinning Man and needed to grab dinner somewhere nearby before the show. I did a quick search on Open Table trying to find somewhere I could have a nice meal and also be in and out within…

Mediterranean Platter with Halloumi & Lamb Koftas

In my family, all things Mediterranean are the ultimate when it comes to food. When I lived at home lamb koftas were a regular in my Mum’s kitchen and they’re a recipe I’ve taken with me to mine. Whilst they are one of my favourites, I realised a few weeks ago that I actually hadn’t…

Chestnut, Mushroom & Goats’ Cheese Filo Parcels

One of my all time favourite recipes, both to eat and to cook, is spanakopita. It’s a family favourite and I’m convinced my Dad invites me over sometimes just to make him a batch. As ever though, I’m always looking to develop recipes, expand my repertoire and make something new. Therefore I set about trying…

Tabun Kitchen, Soho

Valentine‘s Day is a holiday that many consider overrated. I‘ve never been one for big gifts and extravagant gestures but with busy lives spending quality time with your other half can often be neglected so it‘s a good excuse to put aside all your other commitments and make sure you get to spend the day…

Mushroom & Lentil Lasagne

Throughout my years as a blogger, my most constant and best source of inspiration has been other bloggers. As much as I love my cookbooks, my food magazines and my Saturday morning cooking shows, I love to see what other people are making in their own homes as part of their own busy, real lives….

Gluten Free American Buttermilk Pancakes

Whilst today Pancake Day is celebrated by people all over the world from many different cultures and backgrounds, it’s origins derive from the Christian practice of lent. Lent is a period of fasting and religious observance leading up to Easter Sunday, the beginning of which is marked by Ash Wednesday. Shrove Tuesday immediately precedes Ash…

Vegetarian January

Spurred on by the over-indulgence of Christmas, and a desire to generally be a better person in January, I felt a little bit of a detox was in order. Veganuary is all the rage this year and I can’t log into social media without seeing or reading something about it. However, I’ve never been that…

Tried & Tested: Rick Stein’s Clementine & Almond Cake

Now that we’re gluten-free bakers in my household, I get super excited when I find recipes that are already gluten free and that I don’t have to adapt. Before Christmas I was particularly enjoying watching Rick Stein’s latest series: Road to Mexico. Reliving a road trip he took at the age of 21 he starts…