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…

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…

Union Street Café, Southwark

Union Street Café is part of the Gordon Ramsey Group located just down the road from The Shard, in a fairly quiet spot in Southwark. My visit here was actually over a month ago now and I have been trying to work out what has kept me from writing about it sooner. I think it’s…

Baked Orange Chicken & Rice

You can be the keenest cook in the world, but sometimes family life requires a recipe that allows you to just throw everything in a pot, shove it in the oven and pull out a delicious family meal an hour later. This is one of those recipes. It’s so tasty it almost feels like you’re…

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…

Moussaka

Now that summer is definitely very much over I find myself craving some proper home comfort foods and winter warmers. Bring on the pies, casseroles and hot pots! One of my favourite comfort food dishes is Moussaka, a Greek classic that I guess is sort of the Greek equivalent of a shepherd’s pie. Whilst similar…

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…

Spinach & Ricotta Courgetti Bake

I LOVE pasta, I will happily confess this and, regularly, bang on about it quite a bit. However, I am also aware that the amount of pasta I would happily stuff my face with is not necessarily that good for me and leaves me feeling heavy, stuffed and bloated. I have by no means given…

Grilled Tuna with Aubergine & Freekeh Salad

As tuna of the tinned variety has become so common in our diets we often dismiss it as a bit of a store cupboard staple and forget what a nice piece of fish it really can be. Don’t get me wrong, I always have a supply of tinned tuna in the cupboard but it’s become…