Boeuf Bourguignon

Is there anything better than a warm, hearty stew, when the weather is cold outside – and this is the most famous of them all, the classic French dish of Boeuf Bourguignon (beef casserole with added red wine and a fancy french name!) with a bit of a twist to make it grain and gluten-free….

Apple & Cinnamon Crumble

I don’t normally make desserts as neither Dan nor I have a sweet tooth, but we had guests coming over tonight so I decided to go to the extra effort – and if I’m making a dessert, I might aswell make one that I can eat, right? I decided on apple crumble as I had…

Dehesa, Soho, Date Night Dinner

Dan and I take it in turns every other month to take each other on a date night where we plan a special evening for the other person. Last time, he took me to The Ninth on Charlotte St (read about it here), a fairly new restaurant that’s actually just been awarded a Michelin Star, and tonight…

A Hike in the Hills – High Dam, Lake District, Cumbria

See my previous post A Wedding In Windermere to catch up! The next morning we ate another big breakfast (to sustain us on our walk obviously) and checked out of the hotel.  Dan and I still had an entire day to spend in the Lake District and we decided to go on a bit of…

Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad

Craving some greens and a fairly high protein meal after a work-out at the gym tonight I settled on a Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad, complete with a gooey poached egg and topped with my homemade Rocket Pesto. To start with I steamed the asparagus (only for 2mins or so so they were still crunchy) and…

A Wedding Weekend in Windermere, Lake District, Cumbria, England

This weekend we were heading to the Lake District for the wedding of our friends Jonathan and Kate.  Usually when we’re heading up to The Lakes we drive, but on our last trip we got stuck in horrendous traffic and it took us 8-9 hours to get there (it should be about 5 on a…

Lime & Paprika Chicken Fillets

Some nights I need a little inspiration for what to cook for dinner.  On these nights I tend to trawl Pinterest as my go-to site for recipe ideas.  I knew I wanted something healthy and I saw a recipe for paprika crusted chicken nuggets.  I couldn’t eat the breadcrumbs of course but the paprika got me…

Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy

To read more about my Italy Trip see blog posts A Day in Talamone, A Wedding In Siena, A Weekend In Siena, Brunello Wine Tasting in Montalcino Our final stop on our tour of Tuscany was the beachside town of Viareggio, just outside of Pisa. We chose Viareggio as we had a ridiculously early flight…

Kimchi Fried Cauliflower Rice

Disclaimer: I was given the jar of Kimchi free by the company Yutaka to create a recipe with but the recipe and all opinions are my own – I have not been paid for this post. Fermented foods are all the rage these days.  Great for your gut, they promote the growth of healthy bacteria…

Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Cumin

As the weather is getting colder I thought it was time to get out and dust off my slow cooker which hadn’t been used since last winter!! I love soup, it’s such an easy way to get a lot of vegetables into your diet and I often make a huge batch and take it to…

Cauliflower Mash

I used to absolutely love mashed potato,   it’s the ultimate comfort food, filling and buttery and warming and creamy. Unfortunately these days, potatoes don’t comfort me so much as upset my stomach so I’ve had to find an alternative, and this is one of those alternatives that actually tastes even better than the original…