Pesto Chicken Crumble

I am always looking for new ways to cook basic ingredients, incorporating my favourite flavours whilst keeping the whole thing healthy and both family and budget friendly. When I was thinking about what I could do with a chicken and pesto dish that would be a little more original, I thought why not make a…

A Weekend in Edinburgh

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of our first date, The Boyfriend and I recently took a little trip up to Edinburgh for a weekend mini-break. Initially we picked Edinburgh to visit the castle but I was also delighted to discover it has an absolutely fantastic food scene! Since there were so many fantastic parts to…

Moroccan Spiced Lamb Shanks with Chickpeas

When I do a weekend shop and I haven’t quite decided what I want to cook sometimes I’ll go along to the supermarket, see what’s on sale or special offer and base my Sunday lunch around what I find. A great place to look for bargains is in the reduced section. A lot of meat…

Angels with Bagpipes, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh

The Boyfriend and I always like do do something every year to mark the date we went on our first ever date and since this year marked five years we decided to go the extra mile and had a little mini break in Edinburgh. I will write another post about that later but first I…

Baked Chicken Legs with Tomato & Borlotti Bean Stew

Sometimes a great dinner is more than the sum of it’s parts, a great dish can be put together from simple cheap ingredients and turned into something special. All of the ingredients in this dish are pretty basic and inexpensive and you can always swap out the veg for whatever you have floating around in…

Chocolate & Orange Torta Della Nonna

I love an excuse to bake something a little bit special so when I invited some friends over for dinner last weekend I had a good rummage through the recipe books and hundreds of magazine cuttings I’ve saved to look for some inspiration. I fancied a chocolate tart and settled upon this one as making…

Luna Mexican Kitchen, San Jose

If you’ve been following me on Instagram you may have noticed that I spend quite a bit of time travelling to California for work. It’s a long way to go but also a fantastic opportunity for me to find some great new places to eat! Quite often we go out for large team dinners at…

Tried & Tested: Joe Wick’s Coconut & Cashew Daal

Up until a year or so ago daal was just something on the Indian takeaway menu that I’d never tried because I didn’t know what it was. When it comes to takeaways we’re all guilty of sticking to our favourites right? Then last spring a friend of mine took me to an amazing vegan restaurant…

The Trafalgar Dining Rooms

I stumbled upon the Trafalgar Dining Rooms almost a little accidentally when I had theatre tickets for The Grinning Man and needed to grab dinner somewhere nearby before the show. I did a quick search on Open Table trying to find somewhere I could have a nice meal and also be in and out within…