(Zucchini) Courgette Pea & Feta Summer Salad

Wandering around the farm shop the other day I was completely inspired by the amazing range of produce.  Everything looked and smelled so fresh and inviting, but what really caught my eye were the courgettes (zucchini).  They had both yellow and green ones and I knew then that I wanted to make them the star…

Bocconcino Restaurant, Mayfair, London

The weather in London is beautiful at the moment so it meant a lovely walk this evening to Berkley Square and to Bocconcino Restaurant.  Bocconcino had invited us for a complimentary meal to try their Italian fayre and, as that’s my favourite cuisine I was very excited! I love Mediterranean flavours and fresh seafood and…

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Gremolata

This time of year there are so many beautiful squashes around and squash is so versatile.  I love courgettes (zucchini) and usually use them as courgetti instead of pasta in most dishes.  I like to roast butternut squash and use it in dishes like my Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata.  You can use them in…

Fancy Crab, Marylebone, London

It was a beautiful summer’s evening as Dan and I strolled to Marylebone.  We’d been invited for a complimentary meal at Fancy Crab to taste the food and we’d come hungry!  We walked up and well, we couldn’t miss it. I loved the decor outside so whimsical and playful.  It was like going for dinner…

The Best Views of New York City

NYC has been top of my bucket list for a long time.  Last year, Dan surprised me with a trip there for my Christmas present and straight away I set about planning the most amazing holiday!  5 days seemed like a long time for a city break but we soon found out that it wasn’t…

Three Cheese Melanzane Parmigiana (Eggplant Parmesan)

I love this dish! It has all the flavours of a delicious Italian pasta dish with none of the pasta.  Plus it’s grainfree, glutenfree and refined sugarfree!  Watch out when ordering it in at a restaurant though as sometimes they mix in breadcrumbs to the cheese layer or they breadcrumb the aubergines before cooking them. …

Mezcal Margarita – Refined Sugar-Free

I love a Margarita but traditionally they’re filled with so much sugar that there’s NO WAY I could enjoy them before.  With Cinco de Mayo coming up I decided that I didn’t want to miss out celebrating with a delicious Margarita again this year!  I knew I had to create my own version that was…

A Refined Sugar-Free Easter? Yes it is Possible!

Easter is around the corner and the shops are full of chocolate eggs, bunnies and hot cross buns.  It’s a sugar-overload everywhere you look!  So what can you treat yourself with at Easter if you can’t tolerate refined-sugars?  Look no further as I have some fantastic suggestions for you to have a Sugar-Free Easter! Hot…

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 in front of the fire.  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…

A Wine Trip to Calais – Booze Cruise!

Stocking up on wine for a party or a wedding…or just because?  A wine trip to Calais is definitely worth doing if you are purchasing a significant amount.  Dan and I are getting ready for our wedding at the end of August and with 200 guests we’re going to need a lot of wine! Having…

Chorizo Butternut Squash Frittata

Tonight I was in the mood for eggs and we settled on a kind of ‘breakfast for dinner’ type dish.  If you like this kind of idea then my Shakshuka (Moroccan Baked Eggs) is also a great breakfast recipe that I often eat in the evening!  I love frittatas, they’re so easy to make and…