Healthy Chocolate Brownies

Sometimes you get a craving that only sticky gooey Chocolate Brownies can fill.  Well now you can indulge guilt free with this amazing recipe for Healthy Chocolate Brownies – or Health’ier’ Chocolate Brownies at least!  It’s grain-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free so there’s no processed nasties in it.  The main ingredient is almond butter which…

Why Wine?…Wine Course – WSET

Why do a Wine Course? Wine is one of my greatest passions.  It’s delicious, decadent and one of life’s simple pleasures.  It has the ability to bring people together, it has huge historical importance and to me it is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend an evening.  Opening a good bottle of wine…

Morada Brindisa – Soho, London

Last week I went for dinner with some girlfriends of mine.  We picked Morada Brindisa in Soho as there was something for everyone and it was conveniently located for us all.  It’s just off of Leicester Square so perfect for post work drinks and dinner.  Morada Brindisa is a new restaurant from the Brindisa group…

Egg Fried Cauliflower Rice

If you love Chinese Food, no doubt you’ll be aware of Egg Fried Rice.  It’s a staple on most Chinese menus and goes with almost every dish from Crispy Shredded Beef, to Sweet & Sour Pork to Honey & Sesame Chicken.  Well, this Egg Fried Cauliflower Rice is my healthier, Low Carb version without all…

How to Ski Chamonix, Mont Blanc – France

Only managing a cheeky ski-weekend away this year instead of a week-long break, we picked Chamonix as our destination as it’s very easy to get to.  It’s only an hour from Geneva by car so it’s perfect for a weekend trip unlike most of the other resorts which can be 2-2½ hours drive.  This is…

Lemon & Poppy Seed Muffins

I love a good lemon cake, something about the tanginess combined with sweetness, and Lemon & Poppy Seed is one of my favourite combinations.  The poppy seeds add a kind of savoury nuttiness which just works so well with the lemon.  These Lemon & Poppy Seed Muffins are made without any refined ingredients so they…

Ottolenghi’s Restaurant – Islington, London

Another date night and after taking Dan to Casa Paco in Madrid last month, it was my turn to be treated.  Having eaten in Bala Baya a couple of weeks ago, we found out that the chef there used to work for Ottolenghi’s Restaurant.  It’s a restaurant I’ve always wanted to go to and Yotam…

Shakshuka – Moroccan Baked Eggs

On a cold winter’s morning there’s nothing like a warming bowl of spicy baked eggs to brighten the day and this Shakshuka is a Moroccan Baked Eggs Recipe.  Originating in North Africa it is now also popular all over the Middle East.  There are many different versions so you can make it as mild or…

Oyster Masterclass at Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill

Recently I was lucky enough to be invited along to an Oyster Masterclass at Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill, Piccadilly, London.  The Oyster Masterclass gives you the opportunity to learn all about oysters, shuck them, pair them with wines, and of course eat plenty of them in a relaxed and informal environment. The Oyster Masterclass is…

Lemon Cauliflower Rice with Coriander (Cilantro)

Looking for a light and refreshing side dish to pair with my Asian Style, Sweet Chilli Salmon, I was immediately drawn to something citrussy and decided to create a Lemon Cauliflower Rice to cut through the sweetness of the salmon.  I love the flavour of Lemon & Coriander (Cilantro) so I decided to add that…

Cheesy Courgette Frittata Muffins (Zucchini)

If you’re anything like me, you’re always in a rush in the mornings.  Anything that makes getting out the door a little bit easier is definitely something I need.  These Cheesy Courgette Frittata Muffins (Zucchini) can be made in advance and kept in the fridge so on a weekday morning you can grab one as…

The Ivy Cafe – St John’s Wood, London

The Ivy has seen quite an expansion in recent years.  From one restaurant in Covent Garden they now have 8 other Grills and Brasseries dotted around London and the UK.  They are also opening a new one in Soho next month along with many others planned for the future.  This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the opening…