Melting-Middle Mozzarella Caprese Burgers

Last night we decided to have a BBQ outside and burgers were on the menu.  Dan normally makes his Super Simple Spicy Burgers but today we decided to up the ante and go for something a bit different.  Melting Middle Mozzarella Caprese Burgers were what we came up with.  Deciding to stuff each burger with…

Enoteca MF – Cadaques – Spain

To read more check out my posts on Cadaques and hiking in Cap de Creus National Park. Tonight in Cadaques, Dan & I decided to go out on our own as all the others were eating in, so true to form, we picked the local wine bar Enoteca MF.  We had a short wait for our table…

Maria’s Restaurant – Praia de Garrão Poente – Portugal

Maria’s is my favourite beach restaurant in Portugal and you can read about it on my Top Restaurants in the Algarve Round-Up.  Maria’s on a Sunday is always one of my favourite days of the year.  It’s such an amazing atmosphere, lunch in the sun, the Outsiders Band playing all the old classics and when it really…

Fellow-Blogger Friday #2 – Courgetti Spaghetti Round-Up

You say Zucchini, I say Courgettes, you say Zoodles, I say Courgetti… I love my spiraliser!  It allows me to eat all those gorgeous pasta sauces that I wouldn’t otherwise be able to have (due to having to give up my delicious pasta).  It’s so easy to use and clean (I use this spiraliser – Spiralizer Tri-Blade Vegetable…

Fellow-Blogger Friday #1 – Summer Salads Round-Up

There are so many amazing food-bloggers out there that I’ve met since I started this blog that I wanted to share the love and show you some of the incredible recipes that other people out there are creating! When the sun is shining I always want something healthy and fresh to eat – It’s so much easier to make…

Granger & Co – Girlie Brunch

Knowing how much of a fan Matilda is of the avocado Aussie Brunch (we travelled together in Australia earlier this year – and ate many brunches!) I picked Granger & Co for a Saturday Brunch Treat.  I’d heard great things about the restaurant but never been there myself and they’ve just opened a new location…

Courgetti ‘Spaghetti’ with Avocado Pesto and Prawns

Tonight I had my friend Matilda staying with me from Sweden, and last time she was over I saw her eyeing up my spiraliser!  Deciding to have a girl’s night in tonight, we settled on cooking a meal together and opening a bottle of wine so we’d have time for a proper catch-up!  I thought…

Salmon Nicoise Salad

Last night I wanted something light and fresh but still filling and full of good fats and protein to fuel me after my BODYPUMP class.  I settled on a Salmon Salad Nicoise – or my version of one – topped with a gooey poached egg and some avocado and dill salsa.  Fats from the oily…

Chicken Fajita Lettuce Wraps

Dinner tonight was going to be chicken skewers done on our new BBQ, but the Great British Summer had other ideas!  Not the nicest of evenings so I had a quick re-think and settled on chicken fajitas (done in lettuce wraps for me – tortillas for Dan).  The first job was to marinate the chicken. I…

Smoothie Bowls

These have become a sort of obsession of mine recently.  Every other photo on Instagram (follow me at emmaeatsandexplores) seems to be of some beautifully presented concoction topped with chia or cacao nibs or sliced fruit and they really are, works of art.  Deciding to give it a go I’ve been testing out a few…

Pear, Prosciutto & Goat’s Cheese Salad

Tonight I fancied a salad, and having pears to use up I wanted one that would incorporate them.  Normally I’d turn to my old fail-safe: Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut salad, but tonight I decided to try something different.  I love the combination of salty and sweet so I decided to pair the pears (!)…

Fish Cafe, Hampstead, London

90 mins of Power Yoga left me aching in a good way and wanting to do some more exercise.  We had plans to meet Dan’s family tonight in Hampstead for dinner, so we decided to walk there as all in all it would probably be about a 2hr walk and the route was nice one,…