Bocconcino Restaurant, Mayfair, London

The weather in London is beautiful at the moment so it meant a lovely walk this evening to Berkley Square and to Bocconcino Restaurant.  Bocconcino had invited us for a complimentary meal to try their Italian fayre and, as that’s my favourite cuisine I was very excited! I love Mediterranean flavours and fresh seafood and…

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Gremolata

This time of year there are so many beautiful squashes around and squash is so versatile.  I love courgettes (zucchini) and usually use them as courgetti instead of pasta in most dishes.  I like to roast butternut squash and use it in dishes like my Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata.  You can use them in…

Fancy Crab, Marylebone, London

It was a beautiful summer’s evening as Dan and I strolled to Marylebone.  We’d been invited for a complimentary meal at Fancy Crab to taste the food and we’d come hungry!  We walked up and well, we couldn’t miss it. I loved the decor outside so whimsical and playful.  It was like going for dinner…

Mezcal Margarita – Refined Sugar-Free

I love a Margarita but traditionally they’re filled with so much sugar that there’s NO WAY I could enjoy them before.  With Cinco de Mayo coming up I decided that I didn’t want to miss out celebrating with a delicious Margarita again this year!  I knew I had to create my own version that was…

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…