A Refined Sugar-Free Easter? Yes it is Possible!

Easter is around the corner and the shops are full of chocolate eggs, bunnies and hot cross buns.  It’s a sugar-overload everywhere you look!  So what can you treat yourself with at Easter if you can’t tolerate refined-sugars?  Look no further as I have some fantastic suggestions for you to have a Sugar-Free Easter! Hot…

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…

Chorizo Butternut Squash Frittata

Tonight I was in the mood for eggs and we settled on a kind of ‘breakfast for dinner’ type dish.  If you like this kind of idea then my Shakshuka (Moroccan Baked Eggs) is also a great breakfast recipe that I often eat in the evening!  I love frittatas, they’re so easy to make and…

Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Lentils & Goats Cheese

I love salads but at this time of year, a cold dinner doesn’t always appeal.  This Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Lentils & Goats Cheese is warm and comforting.  It’s the perfect winter lunch or dinner or can even be served as a side dish as part of a larger meal. This recipe serves two…

Chocolate Chestnut Pots

Welcome back and Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely  Christmas full of fun, friends, family and food!  If you’re anything like me you got lots of chocolate for Christmas (just that mine is the 100% cacao kind!)  This Chocolate Chestnut Pots recipe is perfect for using up all that leftover…

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!) …

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…

Greek Style Chicken Traybake

I’m off to Larnaca, Cyprus in a few days and thinking about the trip has got me all excited for Greek flavours.  I love feta cheese and olives and all the grilled meats and can’t wait to make my way through all the mezze that Cyprus has to offer.  With that in mind I decided…

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…

Chocolate Espresso Pots with TASSIMO My Way Brewer

I’m one of those people who just can’t get going in the morning without a coffee!  I think if it’s possible, Dan is even worse than I am!  We both like our coffee super strong and so when TASSIMO offered to let me try out their new My Way machine I jumped at the chance. …