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…

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…

Cheddar, Bacon & Broccoli Savoury Cupcakes

When you think of baking, usually images of Victoria Sponges, fondant fancies and colourful Battenbergs spring to mind. However, my favourite challenges on The Great British Bake Off are always when they get to make something savoury. I just find it a bit more exciting. I think it takes a little more imagination to come…

Breakfast Quesadilla

I’m forever looking for yummy weekend breakfast ideas that don’t involve a fry up. I feel like breakfast at the weekends should be a bit of a treat as Monday to Friday I barely have enough time to wolf down half a bowl of cereal before I’m out the door. However, one can’t be having…

Flames, Dowtown San Jose

I may have mentioned briefly before that breakfast in America is awesome. The options are insane and whilst at home in England we limit breakfast to certain types of food (toast, cereal, eggs, fruit & yoghurt and your classic British fry up ingredients) it would seem that Stateside there is no limit on what sort…

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,…

Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Eggs

This is an absolutely classic breakfast that never fails to please me. It’s so simple and easy yet there’s something very luxurious about it. I quite often make this as a special treat breakfast for The Boyfriend but to be honest it’s not that rare a thing as I make it at home whenever we’ve…

Ham & Blue Cheese Omelette

It’s always really tempting to have a really nice big fried brekkie at the weekend. Having that extra time to prepare and eat something more substantial instead of shovelling a bowl of blueberry wheats hurriedly down your throat as you’re walking out of the door is a real luxury so why shouldn’t you treat yourself…

Breakfast Hash

This may cause some controversy, but I have to confess, I’m really not a fan of a fried English breakfast. I don’t like fried eggs or baked beans and the whole thing just seems really greasy and sloppy to me. I’m not a huge cereal fan and whilst I often have fruit and yoghurt because…