Parmigiano Reggiano – Nacho Cups & Cheesy Blinis – Festive Canapés

Parmigiano Reggiano is a delicious, hard cheese, produced in Emilia Romagna, in Northern Italy.  We all know it as Parmesan and I’m thrilled to be partnering with Parmigiano Reggiano to show you two fabulous seasonal canapé recipes that I’ve created with this delicious cheese. The cheese itself is rich, salty and full of flavour and…

Moules Marinières – Mussels in Garlic & White Wine

Last week I shared with you my Recipe for Gratinated Razor Clams with Chorizo & Parmesan which was the starter dish for my anniversary meal with Dan.  We followed it up with these delicious Moules Marinières as the  main course.  A complete seafood feast! We’ve just discovered a wonderful new seafood supplier near us and…

Gratinated Razor Clams with Parmesan & Chorizo

I love finding great local producers and we have just discovered a wonderful seafood supplier down the road from us in Islington, London.  I’d had my heart set on Moules Marinières for a special Anniversary evening with Dan so I sent him off while I was at work to purchase the mussels.  Later that day…

Socca Flatbreads

Whenever I ask someone on a grainfree diet what the one thing they miss eating most is, the answer is inevitably bread!  I’m no different!  I spend a great deal of time in the kitchen coming up with bread alternatives.  I have Grain Free Sandwich Bread, Foccacia and CornBread recipes on the blog already and…

Bacon Wrapped Dates – Devils on Horseback

Sticky, sweet, salty and crispy, these bacon wrapped dates are a flavour overload!  However, they’re so easy to make and there’s only two ingredients, the bacon and the dates!  This makes them perfect appetisers if you follow the SCD or a Paleo diet.  Along with my Grain Free Blinis or my Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus, they’re…

SCD Grain-Free Blinis

Do you ever feel left out at cocktail parties?  All those delicious canapés being passed around and you can’t eat any of them?  Whether they’re breaded, deep-fried or served on a crostini or a cracker, there’s usually a grain element to most hors d’oeuvres.  No need to forego the nibbles anymore!  I have the answer! …

Parmesan Crisps

The crunch of a crisp or cracker is the one thing I miss most since I went grain, gluten and sugar free.  These days there are vegetable crisps on the market which fill a small void but I’ve come up with a crispy crunchy snack that is so delicious and so decadent.  Behold my Parmesan…

How to Taste Caviar with Attilus Caviar

Caviar has always been one of those things that has intimidated me a bit.  Great as a garnish on a canapé, blini or as a topping on sashimi but I’ve never really had it on its own.  The fantastic thing though is that it’s a food that is great for my diet as it’s completely…

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus has to be one of the easiest (yet most popular with guests) appetisers I have ever made.  It takes 5 mins to prep, has only 3 ingredients and just needs to bake in the oven for 15-20mins.  For canapés I estimate around 3 per person but they’re definitely popular so make sure…

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…

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…