Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Easter is nearly here and nothing screams Easter more than Hot Cross Buns.  That sweet, cinnamon and fruit flavour reminds me of Easter afternoon – I love a toasted Hot Cross Bun with lashings of melted butter.  I knew I needed to make my own version so I got thinking about how I could re-create…

Grain Free Sandwich Bread

Grain Free Sandwich Bread that’s also Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Paleo and SCD Legal! Ahhhh Bread! My favourite food in the world and the thing I miss most of all.  There is nothing better than a big slab of granary toast with butter, or a crusty baguette dipped in olive oil, or a gooey Focaccia or…

Côte Brasserie – Valentine’s Day Menu

I’ve always been a big fan of Côte Brasserie.  I love French food and although they have multiple restaurants all over the country, each one that I go to seems to have its own personality.  It feels like a little French Bistro and reminds me so much of the year I spent living in Paris….

A Romantic Dinner for Two – Valentine’s Day Menu

How about a special Valentine’s Day Menu that’s completely Grain-Free, Gluten-Free and Refined Sugar-Free but still incredibly tasty?  Think such a thing doesn’t exist?  Read on to find out how you can create a meal that’s delicious and healthy and super impressive… We’re spending Valentine’s Evening at home this year as we didn’t want to…

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2018

Valentine’s Day, you either love it or you hate it!  To some people it’s the chance to show that special person in your life how much they mean to you.  To others it’s an overly sentimental day designed by Greetings Card Companies to make some money.  I’m definitely in the first camp.  While I believe…

The Coach Maker’s Arms – Marylebone, London

This evening Dan and I had been invited to try out the new Coach Maker’s Arms Pub in Marylebone, London.  The restaurant has only been open 6 weeks so we were excited to see what was in store for us.  The Coach Maker’s Arms is part of the Cubitt House pub group and is set…

Dark Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

With Valentine’s Day coming up I was in the mood to create something decadent…and pink!  These Dark Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes definitely fit the bill.  They’re completely grain, gluten and refined sugar-free so you can indulge without any of the guilt.  Sweetened only with a bit of honey, they’re the perfect treat to have with a…

Best Slow Cooked Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce (or Bolognaise as the English call it) is that classic Italian dish that everyone seems to have a different recipe for.  Below is mine which I’ve perfected over many years and many attempts.  This is the way I prefer to cook and eat it.  I like to make Slow Cooked Bolognese Sauce as it…

Bird Of Smithfield – Smithfield Market, London

Walking through deserted Smithfield Market at night can all seem a bit eerie until you suddenly come across the comforting lights of Bird of Smithfield.  It really does stand out, in a Georgian Townhouse on a quiet, empty street and looks so cosy and welcoming.  We had been invited tonight as guests to try the…

Vegan Lentil Shepherds Pie

Happy Veganuary everyone!!  In the spirit of all things Vegan, my friends and I decided to do an entirely Vegan Feast this January.  If you know my friends you’ll know that this was no mean feat!  Dedicated carnivores all of them (I was vegetarian for 16 years and I was the freak of the group!) …

London’s Best Curry House – City Spice, Brick Lane

London’s Best Curry House is a bold statement to make so when I was invited over to City Spice in Brick Lane, I jumped at the chance.  City Spice have just been voted Best Restaurant in London at the Asian Curry Awards.   They have previously won Best Restaurant at both the Bangladeshi Caterers Awards and…

Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Wine Lovers 2017

When I’m not eating and exploring, my other passion is wine.  In fact, I’m happiest when I can combine all three so I love visits to vineyards, wine tastings and trying amazing food and wine abroad.  It’s definitely not a cheap hobby though so gifts are definitely appreciated.  I love receiving gifts of delicious wine…