Foccacia

One of my favourite things to make at home, but that I rarely get the chance to, is bread. There is something so satisfactory about making your own bread I really wish I did it more. This weekend I sat down and flicked through a few Paul Hollywood books for inspiration and, after considering making…

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne

At long last, a new recipe post from me! I’ve chosen this delectable vegetable lasagne as my ‘comeback recipe’ for several reasons: firstly, and most importantly, because it was seriously good! I wanted to make a vegetarian lasagne and had been browsing through a few recipes but in the end decided to just have a…

Thai Turkey Meatball Soup

Today I’d like to introduce you to my new favourite midweek meal. We all love a curry, but I have to confess Thai green curry is my absolute favourite. The combination of those classic flavours of lemon grass and ginger is just so uplifting and refreshing, I feel like I’m eating a bowl full of…

Spanish Chorizo & Potato Hash

Sometimes dinners need to come together super quick and require minimum fuss and minimum washing up. One pot dishes are ideal for during the week when time, and probably also your patience, is at a premium. This super quick spanish style potato hash is thrown together in a matter of minutes and packs plenty of…

Chicken & Leek Cheesy Pasta Bake

My apologies for being notably absent over the festive period! Whilst many bloggers were busy posting their recipes for homemade mince pies and top tips for getting the timings of Christmas dinner spot on, I unfortunately was really busy. Christmas is also predominantly my parent’s domain so, as much as I love to be in…

The Tree Food Challenge – Mango & Plum Puff Pie

As part of TREE AID‘s Grow Hope Appeal I’m taking part in the Tree Food Challenge. The Tree Food Challenge is helping to raise awareness of the Grow Hope Appeal by encouraging people to create recipes using those tree foods that the TREE AID is using to fight hunger and malnutrition in some of the most poverty-stricken…

Tried & Tested – Lamb Saag from Searching for Spice

Welcome to a first for my tried and tested series as it’s the first time I’ve featured a blogger rather than making something from a celebrity chef or a cookbook. I’ve chosen to try out Corina’s Lamb Saag (lamb and spinach curry) from her blog Searching for Spice. I’m a regular reader of Searching for Spice and have been participating…

Lamb Kebabs with Mint

Inspired by my recent trip to Suvlaki, I decided to make some meaty skewers of my own. Quick kebabs are a favourite midweek meal of mine. They’re insanely easy to assemble, quick to cook and easy to spice up by just throwing on any herbs and spices you have knocking about in the cupboard. I…

Marble Loaf Cake

I’m sure, like me, you’re all mourning the end of The Great British Bake Off. Paul and Mary will not grace our screens for another year and quite how I’ll cope without the drama of Nadiya’s fabulous facial expressions in my life, I simply don’t know. Naturally I’ve channeled my grief into baking. You may…

Roast Lemon & Herb Chicken

When I first got into cooking there was one thing I really wanted to master: the ultimate Sunday dinner. I figured I couldn’t consider myself a good cook unless I could do a really good roast chicken. Obviously this is a very sacred meal so I’ve made sure I’ve practiced several times and got my…

Suvlaki, Soho

In my family, we have a slight obsession with Greek food. I grew up with Greek-Cypriot neighbours who basically became extended family and the culture/food therefore played quite a big role in mine and my sister’s upbringing. We’re always pretty excited about trying new Greek restaurants. When we heard about Suvlaki, we got there as soon…

The Saucepot’s Lunchbox: Vegetarian Antipasti Cous Cous

Lunch boxes have become a huge deal in my house. It used to just be me on my lonesome trying to be good and healthy and save a bit of money. Then The Boyfriend decided he quite liked the look of what I was making and then The Step-Daughter decided she didn’t like school dinners….