Chilli Squid & King Prawn Black Spaghetti

I was really excited about cooking this dish, mainly because I LOVE pasta with a passion. I have a little collection of interesting pastas including some rainbow striped pappardelle and a selection of multicoloured farfalle. I also picked up some black squid ink spaghetti at a food market a little while back and have been…

The Dog & Gun, Boreham

Regular readers will know that I usually do London restaurant reviews as I work in central London and am often out and about in town on weekday evenings eating all the yummy food I can get my hands on and trying new restaurants (sharing food or getting together over dinner is, in my opinion, the…

Prawn Salad with Dill & Paprika Lunchbox

Cooked prawns are a brilliant ingredient for quick salads and lunches, a great source of protein and really good for you. I’ve done a Sweet Chilli Prawn lunchbox on the blog before so I wanted to keep this one different. Rather than relying on a sauce for the main flavour, this time I’ve gone for…

Asian Seafood Broth with Rice Noodles

I don’t know about you but after the over indulgence of Christmas and New Year I seem to have begun the new year with an aversion to heavy stodgy food and find myself craving lighter, fresher, less carby and healthier meals. Being a lover of all things pasta and potatoes I do find it quite…

Ping Pong, Southbank

This week a festive night out with two of my oldest friends began with a not so festive dinner at Ping Pong. We were already doing Christmas markets and going to a screening of Love Actually (complete with complimentary mulled wine and mince pies!) so we figured for dinner something not so traditionally Christmassy would…

Fragrant Thai Fish Cakes

Unlike the sort of fish cakes we’re used to here in the UK, Thai fish cakes don’t contain any potatoes and are usually a lot smaller and more compact. It’s amazing how much flavour you can pack into these tiny tasty morsels. These are really simple, easy to make snack or starter that never fail…

Traditional Fish Pie

Fish pie is one of my favourite dinners, I make it regularly and in so many different variations but when I decided to share it on the blog I thought I’d go down the traditional route as it’s simple, tasty and can’t be beaten. Everyone loves simple hearty home cooking done properly and this version…

Sweet Chilli Prawn Lunchbox

For the last week or two I seem to be loving a bit of seafood in my lunch boxes, so we’re moving from crab to prawns. It’s really easy to get repetitive and therefore bored, so when you are using similar ingredients, try to mix it up a bit with different veg and salad and…

Paella with Garlic Chicken, Chorizo & Prawns

This recipe has been a really long time coming on this blog. It’s something my Mum has made for as long as I can remember and is regularly whipped out at family parties and barbecues, so much so that several of my friends have been known to refer to it as Mama Huntley’s Famous Paella….

Canapés with Carluccio

Earlier this week I was lucky enough to be invited to an evening of prosecco and canapés with Antonio Carluccio at the re-opening of his Putney restaurant. A huge fan of Italian food and regular viewer of Two Greedy Italians I was, of course, extremely excited. This all came about at quite short notice so…