Salmon & Potato Salad with Herby Yoghurt Dressing

In the last six months I’ve gone from living at home with my parents to living with my own family. I work quite long hours, have an 11 year old step-daughter, who goes in and out of vegetarian phases and requires good nutritionally balanced food to support all the things that growing up involves, and…

Grilled Mackerel with Butterbean Mash & Vegetables

I’ve recently purchased a grill for my worktop (similar to this Tefal one) and it is absolutely my new favourite toy. Having recently moved into a flat, and therefore not being able to have a barbecue, it has definitely been fulfilling my open grill needs.. despite the lack of flame or coals. It’s just so easy to…

Basil Salmon with New Potato, Corn & Tomato Salad

Do you ever get stuck in a bit of a dinner time inspiration rut? One of the things I’ve struggled with since moving out of my parents house is trying to think of a different, interesting and tasty thing to eat every single day. Sometimes I feel like I’m just cooking more or less the…

Sausages with Mixed Grains & Sautéed Vegetables

Now, I’m not usually one for pre-packed or pre-prepared food, packets of microwaveable rice take me back to my uni days before I’d learned how to cook rice without having to throw the pan away afterwards. I’ve since jumped well on board with Jamie Oliver’s absorption method and it’s never failed me. So pre-cooked rice…

Tried & Tested: Sorted’s Creamy Squash Gnocchi

You may have figured out from my Wasabi Tuna & Noodle Salad post a few weeks ago followed by this post that I’ve spent a fair bit of time on the Sorted website looking for recipe ideas lately. I’ve gone on about how good they are before so I’ll limit my gushing in this post, but the boys over…

Lemon & Herb Spatchcock Chicken with Spring Greens

Sometimes the best dinners are the simplest. We can be quick to dismiss chicken as boring and plain but it’s one of those things that when cooked well can be truly absolutely delicious. A good roast chicken reminds us all of Sunday dinners cooked by our Mum/Nan and you forget how much you love it…

Farmers Union, San Jose

There’s a really great little area in Downtown San Jose that’s absolutely packed with places to eat. From tiny little sushi bars, to Greek to Mexican to classic American diners there’s so much to choose from. One place I ate in a few times was The Farmers Union.  The The Farmers Union has a pretty large dining room…

Coupa Café, Palo Alto

One of the great things I’ve discovered about eating out in America is that they really know how to do a good breakfast. I’m not talking piles of pancakes covered in bacon, ice cream and maple syrup  to start your day off (although you certainly can get that if you want it!) but proper, nice,…

Tomato & Asparagus Salad

Another really healthy side dish and this one can be thrown together in a matter of minutes with next to no cooking involved. If you’re fed up with leafy salads, this sort of thing is a great alternative to your classic green salad and the sweetness of the tomatoes and the balsamic makes it seem…