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…

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…

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…

Sticky Chinese Chicken Thighs

Having guests over tonight – and with a whole day to cook (what with it being Saturday and not having to go to work) I decided to cook something that takes a bit more time, but which also could be left alone in the oven to do its thing.  Out came the Le Creuset  pan and…

Grilled Moroccan Chicken Skewers with Tahini Sauce

When the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than a bit of al-fresco cooking and dining!  Who wants to sweat in a hot kitchen when you can be outdoors cooking in the fresh air?  With plenty of people heading off on their holidays at the moment I thought a recipe that could be cooked on…

Gambas Al Ajillo (à la Dan) – Garlic & Chilli Prawns/Shrimp)

Last night’s dinner was a follow-on from Madrid.  When telling Dan all about my trip, I realised that I hadn’t eaten Gambas Al Ajillo (Garlic & Chilli Prawns/Shrimp) once on the whole trip, so to rectify it we decided to make it at home, and Dan offered to cook it .  Other than his burgers…

Shakshuka – Moroccan Baked Eggs

On a cold winter’s morning there’s nothing like a warming bowl of spicy baked eggs to brighten the day and this Shakshuka is a Moroccan Baked Eggs Recipe.  Originating in North Africa it is now also popular all over the Middle East.  There are many different versions so you can make it as mild or…

Sweet Chilli Salmon with Sesame Seeds

I don’t tend cook a lot of Asian Recipes – I prefer Mediterranean foods, and the balance of flavours and spices in Asian cooking tends to be a little out of my comfort zone – (I’m working on it).  My Asian Sticky Chicken Thighs were a big hit in our house!  However, I do love…

Courgetti Aglio E Olio with King Prawns

(Zucchini Noodles – Zoodles – with Garlic, Chilli & Jumbo Shrimp) Apparently there is a courgette (zucchini) shortage in London (I’m  actually not joking) that I was completely unaware of.  My mum told me about it – it’s been on the news and everything!  From what I’ve been hearing, everyone is on a New Year’s Health…

Chicken & Chorizo Stew with Rioja, Spanish Style

Firstly I’d just like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I hope 2017 brings you all health, happiness and prosperity and that you and your loved ones have had fun celebrating the festive season.  We spent our New Years in Madrid (more about that in another blog post), but with memories of Spain fresh in…

Chilli, Garlic & Lime Salmon Traybake

Tonight I had my mum staying over with me and after a very meat-heavy week with Slow Cooked Brisket, Beef Bourguignon and Lamb Shoulder on the menu I decided to cook a nice healthy fish dish – I also wanted something easy and quick so that I wouldn’t have to spend too much time preparing…