Slow-Cooker Coq Au Vin

A classic, warming, slow-cooked French Dish today – Coq Au Vin (or at least my version of it, as apparently traditional Coq Au Vin adds chicken blood to the sauce – but I didn’t find that idea very appetising! Start by melting the butter (or you could use oil to make the recipe dairy-free) and…

Barrafina – Dean St, Soho, London

Another date night tonight and this time it was my turn to be treated.  A fabulous musical ‘Aladdin’ (which I highly recommend, *the genie was amazing* and even musical hater Dan agreed it was great) followed by dinner at Barrafina, a Spanish Tapas Bar, in Soho. We’d been to the old Soho Barrafina before but…

‘Healthy’ Peanut Butter Fudge

This weekend was my dad’s birthday and I wanted to make him something delicious as a special little homemade present – last time I made him some of my healthy Salted Nut Brittle but I wanted to do something different this time.  He has a very sweet tooth, but he gave up chocolate (and anything…

Chicken in a Lemon, Rosemary & White Wine Sauce

After a heavy red-meat type of weekend with Slow Roast Beef Brisket and my Paleo Lasagne we’d decided on chicken tonight as a lighter option for dinner and I wanted something fairly healthy without too much fat.  I find that if you use herbs right then they add all the flavour you need to food and you…

Crispy Roasted Kale

This is one of my favourite ‘in front of the TV’ snacks.  It’s almost like eating popcorn, but you can indulge in the notion that kale is incredibly good for you – the dark green colour is indicative of the huge amount of anti-oxidants that it contains and it’s full of vitamins and fibre too!…

Chilli, Garlic & Lime Salmon Traybake

Tonight I had my mum staying over with me and after a very meat-heavy week with Slow Cooked Brisket, Beef Bourguignon and Lamb Shoulder on the menu I decided to cook a nice healthy fish dish – I also wanted something easy and quick so that I wouldn’t have to spend too much time preparing…

Paleo Lasagne

So I bet you could see this coming a mile off…this week I’ve made bolognese sauce and béchamel sauce…which obviously come together best in a lasagne!  It’s one of those foods that I miss, and to be honest I’ve never cooked before, mainly because I thought it was too time consuming.  Well the answer to…

Easy Bechamel Sauce

First off, please excuse me for the awful picture showcasing this fantastic recipe.  I simply got so excited after realising that making it this way with these ingredients worked, that I set to work, using it in a lasagne and completely forgot to take a nice pretty shot of the finished béchamel in a pretty…

Slow Roasted Beef Brisket

It never happens that we have a Saturday night to ourselves but we had one free this weekend and I was very excited to spend it indoors.  A night in front of the fire was in order so, to amplify the cosy feeling, I decided to cook a roast dinner.  We found a lovely piece…

Best Slow-Cooker Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce (or bolognaise as the English call it) – that classic Italian dish that everyone seems to have a different recipe for.  Below is mine – perfected over many years and many attempts and this is the way I prefer to eat it… First you need to peel and dice the onions.  Add these to…

Buttery Savoy Cabbage with Bacon

This is a delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with a roast dinner or even just a grilled chicken breast or salmon fillet.  Healthy and good for you, the cabbage is full of vitamins and the short steaming process means that it retains all of these.  Make sure to include the darker outside leaves aswell…

3moco – ​Praia do Ancão – Portugal

If you’re travelling to Portugal, check out my Top Places to Eat in the Algarve Post here3moco is the beach bar associated with the restaurant 2Passos (read my review here) a delicious seafood restaurant and probably one of the best ones in the area for a beach lunch. It’s situated just on the Ancão Beach…