Temper, London

It says on the homepage of Temper’s website: Barbecue, Tacos, Wine, Mezcal, Good Times, and that pretty much sums it up. Temper occupies a corner plot in one of the big new developments on Soho’s Broadwick Street, you’d be forgiven for not really realising it was there as most of the restaurant (and the magic)…

Halloumi, Bean & Chickpea Salad with a Chilli Lime Dressing

Do you ever get stuck in a rut when it comes to lunches? It’s a really important part of the day, we’ve all been working hard all morning and lunch is vital to refuel and get you through the afternoon until dinner time, however it’s often over looked as an interruption. We end up skipping…

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…

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…