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! …

Iberica Restaurant – Marylebone, London

Today I’d been invited to try the menu at Iberica Restaurant.  Normally I take Dan to these things but today I’d chosen to take my mum because she’s a big tapas sceptic!  She’s only had tapas a few times before but she’s never really been impressed.  The first time was at a UK high street…

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…

Bottomless Brunch at PerBacco – Parsons Green, London

PerBacco (meaning Oh Wow! in Italian) is a relatively new Italian restaurant on the Fulham Rd in Parsons Green.  It’s only been open for about 3 months but already it has had some fantastic reviews on Trip Advisor.  Chef Stefano is in the process of redesigning the dinner menu for Spring, which we would get…

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…

The Coach Maker’s Arms – Marylebone, London

This evening Dan and I had been invited to try out the new Coach Maker’s Arms Pub in Marylebone, London.  The restaurant has only been open 6 weeks so we were excited to see what was in store for us.  The Coach Maker’s Arms is part of the Cubitt House pub group and is set…

Dark Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

With Valentine’s Day coming up I was in the mood to create something decadent…and pink!  These Dark Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes definitely fit the bill.  They’re completely grain, gluten and refined sugar-free so you can indulge without any of the guilt.  Sweetened only with a bit of honey, they’re the perfect treat to have with a…

Best Slow Cooked Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce (or Bolognaise as the English call it) is that classic Italian dish that everyone seems to have a different recipe for.  Below is mine which I’ve perfected over many years and many attempts.  This is the way I prefer to cook and eat it.  I like to make Slow Cooked Bolognese Sauce as it…

Vegan Lentil Shepherds Pie

Happy Veganuary everyone!!  In the spirit of all things Vegan, my friends and I decided to do an entirely Vegan Feast this January.  If you know my friends you’ll know that this was no mean feat!  Dedicated carnivores all of them (I was vegetarian for 16 years and I was the freak of the group!) …

London’s Best Curry House – City Spice, Brick Lane

London’s Best Curry House is a bold statement to make so when I was invited over to City Spice in Brick Lane, I jumped at the chance.  City Spice have just been voted Best Restaurant in London at the Asian Curry Awards.   They have previously won Best Restaurant at both the Bangladeshi Caterers Awards and…

Mulled Wine – Refined Sugar Free

At this time of year when there’s a chill in the air you need something warming and what better than a glass of hot, Mulled Wine.  Unfortunately every version I’ve ever seen is full of sugar so if I want it, it’s up to me to make my own!  And luckily this recipe is so…