Pan Fried Cod with Tomato Chorizo Cassoulet

This evening I was in the mood for something light yet tasty and filling.  When feeling this way I usually turn to pulses.  Beans and lentils really pack a protein punch and seem to keep me feeling full for much longer than anything else.  Haricot (navy) beans are allowed on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet that…

Pequeno Mundo – Almancil – Portugal

Once again, my favourite night of the year – dinner at Pequeno Mundo – in fact I’ve already written about this amazing restaurant in my Top Restaurants in the Algarve Round-Up!  It’s such a special place and has huge sentimental value for my family and myself.  We’ve been coming here for years and it’s always…

Balthazar Restaurant, Covent Garden, London

Having been treated to my birthday dinner out at Beach Blanket Babylon earlier this year, it was time to treat the other birthday princesses (Wioletta & Fiona) to a night out to celebrate their birthdays.  Knowing that neither of them had been to Balthazar in Covent Garden, I thought it would be a really fun place…

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…

The Ultimate Guide To Roasted Vegetables

One of the easiest side dishes to make and one of the most delicious things to eat.  I eat these at least 2-3 times a week so I thought I’d share my foolproof method for cooking them.  I love that once all the prep work is done, you can just put them into the oven…

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…

Grain-Free Focaccia: Cherry Tomato & Rocket Pesto

I made my Grain-Free Sun-dried Tomato & Olive Focaccia last week and loved it so much I’ve been dreaming about it ever since!  Tonight I decided to make it again but change-up the ingredients.  I settled on cherry tomatoes and a homemade rocket pesto to top this one with. The main ‘bread’ base was the…

Lentil, Feta & Mint Salad

A few weeks ago when I made dinner for my Swedish Friends, I made this salad and promised you all the recipe.  Well, I made it again last night and took note of the quantities  this time around to share with you all.

Lime & Garlic Salmon Skewers

Finally it seems Summer has arrived in England – which means more BBQ time!  I was heading back home to see my parents tonight and we decided it was time to fire up the barbie and have dinner outside.   We had some salmon in the fridge so we settled on salmon skewers, along with all…

Easy Salsa Recipe

I don’t like to buy dips from the supermarket.  I find that 99 times out of 100 they will have sugar added, which is so unnecessary (it hides in everything these days) or some sort of binder like potato starch or maize/rice flour or guar gum or some other strange-sounding ingredients.  To this end I…

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…

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…