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…

Aubergine, Sweet Potato & Butternut Bake

This January I decided to go vegetarian. This is not a permanent change for me, more a personal challenge, to see if I could stick to it and a chance to give my body a break after the incessant indulgence of the Christmas period. For the first week or two I was really enjoying it,…

Tried & Tested: Jamie Oliver’s Tuna Butter Bean Salad

Regular readers of the blog, or indeed anyone who takes a glance at my ‘Tried & Tested’ section may be aware that one of my favourite chefs is Jamie Oliver. I find his recipes very accessible and they’re among the most used on my book shelf. So before Christmas I got myself an early present…

​ 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…