Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Wanderlusters 2017

We’re into December now! I don’t know where this year has gone!  Travel is my passion so it’s time to share with you my Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Wanderlusters.  Something for every budget and hopefully it will give you a bit of help choosing a gift for anyone who has the travel bug.  From…

Mulled Wine – Refined Sugar Free

At this time of year when there’s a chill in the air you need something warming and what better than a glass of hot, Mulled Wine.  Unfortunately every version I’ve ever seen is full of sugar so if I want it, it’s up to me to make my own!  And luckily this recipe is so…

Winter Wonderland – Hyde Park, London

Christmas is a busy time!  Towards the end of November, Hyde Park in London ceases to be a peaceful haven of tranquility for walkers, joggers and cyclists.  It turns into the madness that is the Winter Wonderland.  Neon lights, fairground rides and attractions as far as the eye can see.  Bavarian beer houses, ice sculptures…

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies 2017

With Christmas creeping ever closer I thought it was about time to design my Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Foodies.  It’s packed full of great gift ideas for the Foodie in your life and there is something for every budget.  From stocking fillers for beginner chefs to more expensive ideas for the Gourmet Masterchef.  If…

Healthy Peanut Butter Fudge – Refined Sugar-Free

This weekend was my dad’s birthday and I wanted to make him something delicious as a special little homemade present.  Last time I made him some of my healthy Salted Nut Brittle but I wanted to do something different this time.  He has a very sweet tooth, but he gave up chocolate (and anything with…

Roasted Red Pepper Houmous (Roasted Capsicum Hummus)

As my Haricot Bean Houmous (Navy Bean Hummus) turned out so well, I decided to have another go at it but experiment with the flavours.  I love Roasted Red Pepper Houmous so I decided to re-create that version using fresh ingredients instead of a store-bought version full of preservatives and fillers. The basic recipe is…

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Chilli & Cumin

As the weather is getting colder I thought it was time to get out and dust off my Slow Cooker which hadn’t been used since last winter!! I love soup, it’s such an easy way to get a lot of vegetables into your diet and I often make a huge batch and take it to…

Grain Free, Paleo Cornbread

Few things are more comforting than a delicious piece of cornbread straight out of the oven.  It’s the perfect side dish at your Thanksgiving Dinner and goes perfectly with a big bowl of Chilli.  This recipe for Paleo Cornbread tastes so similar to the real thing that you wont even realise that there’s no corn…

Brunch at Fred & Doug’s – Epping, Essex

Last weekend, back in Essex, my mum and I decided to have brunch at Fred & Doug’s on Epping High Street.  It’s just celebrated its first anniversary and I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t been in to try it out yet!  Owned by cousins James and Max and named after their grandfathers (Fred and Doug…

Banana Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins

These muffins do not have any added sugar!  They’re just sweetened naturally with the bananas. The secret with this is using really ripe bananas.  They’re so naturally sweet at the point when they’re covered in brown spots that you really don’t need any additional sugar which make them a perfect way to start your day. …

Slow Cooked Lamb Rogan Josh

Curry is a great choice on a grain free diet.  In fact, I already have a recipe on the blog for my Spicy Chicken Curry.  Most authentic curry houses don’t use any thickeners in their sauces.  If they make it fresh, the vegetables and the act of reducing the sauces means there’s no need for…

Wine Tasting in Rioja, Spain

This morning we woke up in San Sebastian early as we had a fun day planned – Wine Tasting in Rioja – and even more important than that…It was MY BIRTHDAY!  I’m a bit of a princess when it comes to my Birthday and there’s no wasting a second of it by sleeping in! Every…