Courgetti Aglio E Olio with King Prawns

(Zucchini Noodles – Zoodles – with Garlic, Chilli & Jumbo Shrimp) Apparently there is a courgette (zucchini) shortage in London (I’m  actually not joking) that I was completely unaware of.  My mum told me about it – it’s been on the news and everything!  From what I’ve been hearing, everyone is on a New Year’s Health…

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…

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…

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…

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 weekend in Siena, Tuscany, Italy

To read more about this trip visit my posts on Talamone, Viareggio, Montalcino and a Wedding in Siena! After a day in Talamone we headed to Siena, which was to be our base for the next few days – as it was the venue for Mylene & Tommaso’s wedding. We drove the hour and a half to get there and…

Smoked Salmon & Summer Vegetable ‘Risotto’

Tonight I was staying at my parents’ house, and it was just going to be my mum and I as my dad was away.  We both like to eat the same thing and we both eat a similar diet.  Her’s is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet which is quite a bit stricter than the made-up one…

Caprese Chicken ‘Pasta’ with Courgetti Spaghetti

This post was published on my Courgetti Spaghetti Recipe Round-Up Tonight the weather was a bit miserable so I wanted something warming and comforting.  Not able to eat ‘pasta’ as such, I decided on cooking a Courgetti Spaghetti dish using my spiraliser.  Longing to be back in Puglia I went with an Italian theme and decided…

Ciao Bella Birthday

Every year for our birthdays, everyone in my family gets to pick a special restaurant that they want to go to and we all go out for dinner.  Well I’m about to be 32 in a couple of weeks and I still hadn’t had my 31st birthday dinner.  Playing catch-up, as I needed to get…