Grain Free Focaccia – Olives, Sundried Tomato & Rosemary

As much as I love my Grain-Free Bread, (it’s perfect for toast or sandwiches), sometimes I miss the fluffiness and doughiness of a yummy piece of Focaccia.  I set about trying to create a recipe that would calm the craving and I think I got it pretty damn perfect!  It’s also a lot cheaper than…

Lentil Feta Mint Salad

A few weeks ago when I made dinner for my Swedish Friends, I made this Lentil Feta Mint Salad and promised you all the recipe.  Well, I made it again last night and took note of the quantities  this time around to share with you all.

10 Grain Free Summer Salads Recipes

When the sun is shining I always want something healthy and fresh to eat .  It feels so much easier to make better food choices in the summer with lots of delicious salads available.  I reached out my fellow bloggers for their favourite Grain Free Summer Salads!  Salads are so versatile and can be adapted…

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…

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…

L’Etable, Biarritz, Basque Country, France

A few years ago we were visting Biarritz for Dan’s birthday treat and I wanted to surprise him with a delicious meal.  I did some research and chose L’Etable as a place I thought he’d love to eat at.  Rustic and authentic it was exactly the kind of restaurant that he likes.  Well, we had…

Andi’s Restaurant – Stoke Newington, London

Having enjoyed brunch so much at Andi’s Restaurant a couple of weeks ago, we decided it was time to return and try out the dinner menu.  Andi’s Restaurant is the new hot spot on Church St in Stoke Newington, North London.  The kitchen is run by Andi Oliver, the new chef on the Great British…

Grilled Figs with Goats Cheese, Crispy Prosciutto, Pecans & Honey

Figs have two main growing seasons so I’ve just found out!  The first is now, before the summer and the second is in the autumn.  This means that at the moment there is an abundance of figs in the stores.  I found some mini figs that looked so amazing and ripe that I knew I…

Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder

I love a roast dinner – there’s something about it that feels so homely, and with friends of ours coming over for dinner (who have recently emigrated to Hong Kong) I decided to do a traditional British supper to welcome them back to the country.  This time of year is all about Spring Lamb and…

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…

The Best Food Markets in Madrid

One of my favourite things to do when I travel is to check out the local food markets.  I love just wandering around, seeing what the locals eat and buy, trying a few things, maybe buying some lunch for a picnic and just generally enjoying the atmosphere.  I’m in heaven in Madrid as there’s so…

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…