​ Batch Cooking: Moroccan Chicken Stew

Recently life seems to be getting increasingly busier. I love to meal plan and I love to cook but sometimes it’s just impossible, impractical or I really don’t have the time. When The Boyfriend and I are on different schedules it can also be really difficult cooking for one without wasting ingredients or cooking too…

Puy Lentil, Cauliflower & Halloumi Salad

Lately I’ve been trying to cut back on the amount of meat I eat. I’ve always toyed with the idea of going fully vegeterian because I love vegetables in all their glorious forms but, to be honest, my heart’s not in it. Human’s didn’t evolve as herbivores, we evolved as omnivores, and unless there’s a…

Chocolate, Hazelnut & Salted Caramel Torte

Since there’s only two of us in my household, fancy desserts are not something I make all that regularly at home. I tend to save them for dinner guests or special occasions. Plus The Boyfriend is the one with the real sweet tooth so he’s the one that will usually jump on the opportunity to…

​ Tapas Brindisa, Rupert Street

Here in Britain we are pretty used to the ingrained formula of the three course meal, especially when dining out, but sometimes it can be quite refreshing to throw convention out of the window and mix things up a bit. I’ve always loved the Spanish tapas style of eating. From a totally greedy point of…

Bonfire Beef Stew with Jacket Potatoes  

The weather’s turning colder, the night’s are drawing in and I don’t know about you but this time of year makes me crave those proper classic winter dishes and a beef stew has to be the ultimate one. Winter for me is all about comfort food. Stews, pies and curries are the best dinners for…

​ Mixed Potato Spanish Tortilla

​For many many years a proper Spanish tortilla has been one of my absolute favourite dishes. It’s the dish that got me to like eggs. In my early years I really vehemently hated eggs, even now I only like them in scrambled or omelette form, I can’t eat the whites and the yolks separately (I…

Balans Soho Society, Clapham

Determined not to become a creature of habit, last weekend I did something pretty radical and ventured outside of central London to go for dinner. Most of my work is based in Soho and the West End so naturally this is my regular feeding ground. Even when I’m working elsewhere I inevitably drift back towards…

Gluten-free Chocolate, Courgette & Pumpkin Seed Loaf

I’m a huge fan of vegetables and I’ve always been one to stuff as many as possible into most of my meals. It goes without saying that the trend for vegetable cakes is right up my street. All of the vegetable cakes I’ve tried making have turned out really moist and delicious and you can’t…

One Pan Hake with Tomatoes & Beans

This is dish is one of my favourite midweek meals, mainly because it involves almost zero effort yet it feels a little bit fancy. I’ve made it in many various forms with different types of beans and different types of fish but this combination has to be my favourite. Any white fish will work, I…

The Boyfriend’s Homemade Fakeaways: Donner Kebab

When I first met my boyfriend he’d barely ever cooked a thing, having served 5 years in the army, he’d been fed three times a day and never had to. However being a big food lover and knowing how big a foodie I was, he won me over when we were first dating by cooking…

Tried & Tested: Jamie Oliver’s Popeye Bread

This is a slightly different take on my tried and tested series today. I hadn’t actually planned to try out this recipe, but I had a day off and I was watching old episodes of Jamie’s Superfood on All4 while drinking my morning coffee, saw this and realised I actually had most of the ingredients…

The Ivy Brasserie, Soho

Living and working in London, it’s so easy to take for granted all of the amazing things this city has to offer. I walk past sights on my daily commute that people travel thousands of miles to come and see and equally there are numerous ‘must-do’ places to visit that I, as a lifelong Londoner…