Chicken in a Lemon, Rosemary & White Wine Sauce

After a heavy red-meat type of weekend with Slow Roast Beef Brisket and my Paleo Lasagne we’d decided on chicken tonight as a lighter option for dinner and I wanted something fairly healthy without too much fat.  I find that if you use herbs right then they add all the flavour you need to food and you…

Paprika & Thyme Chicken Breasts in a Butter & White Wine Sauce

How to make chicken breasts less boring?  Pair them with an absolutely delicious sauce and this one definitely ticks that box! Wine, tick, butter, tick, garlic, tick – what sauce wouldn’t be great with those ingredients as a base, and I added thyme and paprika to the mix to boost the flavour. To start with,…

Lime & Paprika Chicken Fillets

Some nights I need a little inspiration for what to cook for dinner.  On these nights I tend to trawl Pinterest as my go-to site for recipe ideas.  I knew I wanted something healthy and I saw a recipe for paprika crusted chicken nuggets.  I couldn’t eat the breadcrumbs of course but the paprika got me…

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…

Mediterranean Chicken & Chorizo Traybake

I love the idea of meals that use one pot (less washing up) so today I decided to make a traybake for dinner.  So easy, everything gets chopped up and layered in one dish and then put in the oven to bake. Loving my mediterranean flavours, I decided on peppers, onions, olives, oregano, all the…

Pure Cafe – Quinta do Lago – Portugal

Pure is a new boutique cafe that has only been open since last year.  Situated next to the gym in Quinta do Lago it is definitely marketing the healthy set and has secured that niche for itself as there is nothing else like it in the area.  It’s also mentioned on my round-up of my favourite…

Spicy Chicken Curry with Cauliflower ‘Rice’

I like my curries flavourful and quite spicy.  I’m not a huge fan of the creamy ones or the mild, coconutty ones, I prefer them to pack a punch so I went about creating one to warm us up on a wet, rainy English summer evening! Looking through the spice cupboard, I pulled out all…

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…

A Beach Blanket Babylon Birthday, Notting Hill

Birthday Month Continues!!!  And tonight I was getting treated to a birthday dinner out by my friends Wioletta, Fiona and Robin.  The destination had been kept from me for weeks but I’d finally been let in on the secret – we were going to Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill.  Wioletta had been there once before…

Easy Guacamole

Heading home for Father’s Day, the plan was for my brother and I to cook lunch for my dad – hopefully a BBQ, but in England you always need a backup plan in case the weather doesn’t cooperate. Luckily, the weather looked as if it was going to hold out, so that morning my mum…

Kerry’s Bday BBQ

This weekend saw Kerry’s Birthday BBQ, so Dan and I headed back to Essex to share in the celebrations.  The weather wasn’t amazing but the rain held off so we were all outside in the garden.  It was lovely to see Tom and Kerry’s new house (they only moved in 6 weeks ago) and although…