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…

Paprika & Thyme Chicken Breasts in a Butter & White Wine Sauce

How to make chicken breasts less boring?  Pair them with an absolutely delicious sauce and this one definitely ticks that box! Wine, tick, butter, tick, garlic, tick – what sauce wouldn’t be great with those ingredients as a base, and I added thyme and paprika to the mix to boost the flavour. To start with,…

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…

Cinnamon & Raisin, Almond Flour Cookies

I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth but even I can’t resist these cookies.  You’ll never guess that they’re grain and refined sugar-free as they taste absolutely delicious – better than most other cookies in my opinion.  And they’re so easy to make – all in one mixing bowl and about 30mins from start to…

Garlic Butter Shrimp

This garlic shrimp recipe takes minutes to cook and it’s such a fun way to eat – communal style from a big pan! You start by melting the butter over a low heat in a large pan until it has fully melted.

3-Ingredient Salted Nut Brittle

After the success of my no-sugar Coconut Ice, I decided to have another go at making a different sweet that I used to love as a child – Peanut Brittle.  I knew it would be impossible to get the crunch of a peanut brittle without adding sugar but I figured that the Coconut Ice worked so well…

Pan Fried Sea-Bream with Lemon & Caper Butter Sauce

A few too many ‘meat-heavy’ BBQs recently meant that we were craving a lighter dinner tonight so we decided that fish should be on the menu.  Settling on sea bream I decided to pair it with a lemon and caper butter sauce as I love that kind of sauce with sole, but have never had…

Eggs Benedict

This morning was Sunday (I know these posts come a few days late) and Sunday calls for brunch and one of my favourites is Eggs Benedict.  There’s something about the Hollandaise that makes it feel really decadent and it’s even better when you make your own from scratch (avoiding all the thickeners and additives that…