The Best Food Markets in Madrid

One of my favourite things to do when I travel is to check out the local food markets.  I love just wandering around, seeing what the locals eat and buy, trying a few things, maybe buying some lunch for a picnic and just generally enjoying the atmosphere.  I’m in heaven in Madrid as there’s so…

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…

Mediterranean Chicken & Chorizo Traybake

I love the idea of meals that use one pot (less washing up) so today I decided to make a traybake for dinner.  So easy, everything gets chopped up and layered in one dish and then put in the oven to bake. Loving my mediterranean flavours, I decided on peppers, onions, olives, oregano, all the…

Grain-Free Focaccia: Olive & Sundried Tomato

As much as I love my Grain-Free Bread, (it’s perfect for toast or sandwiches), sometimes I miss the fluffiness and doughiness of a yummy piece of Focaccia.  I set about trying to create a recipe that would calm the craving and I think I got it pretty damn perfect!  It’s also a lot cheaper than…

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…

Great Northern Wine Tasting

You can read about other Great Northern Experiences at Great Northern Dinner, Great Northern Wine tasting & Food Pairing Evening, Great Northern Menu Tasting, Great Northern Beer Festival Tonight I’d been summoned to the Great Northern Pub for a wine tasting session for the new menu and dinner afterwards.  The suppliers had sent over some…

Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo

Typically a Mexican Brunch dish, I’ve become a big fan of Huevos Rancheros recently.  I love the spicy tomato flavour paired with the gooey egg and I also add avocado on mine to cool everything down. Breakfast? Brunch? Lunch? Dinner? Doesn’t matter – I could eat it any time of the day. When making this…

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…