Valentine’s Day Menu – A Romantic Dinner for Two

How about a special Valentine’s Day Menu that’s completely Grain-Free, Gluten-Free and Refined Sugar-Free but still incredibly tasty?  Think such a thing doesn’t exist?  Read on to find out how you can create a meal that’s delicious and healthy and super impressive… We’re spending Valentine’s Evening at home this year as we didn’t want to…

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…

VIVO Bistro – Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

Wow, is all I can say!  What a transformation!  I’ve been coming to Four Seasons Fairways in Quinta do Lago for as long as I can remember and they’ve had a complete revamp!  The whole clubhouse and pool has been transformed into a beautifully chic area with a new restaurant to match.  VIVO Bistro is…

Côte Brasserie – Valentine’s Day Menu

I’ve always been a big fan of Côte Brasserie.  I love French food and although they have multiple restaurants all over the country, each one that I go to seems to have its own personality.  It feels like a little French Bistro and reminds me so much of the year I spent living in Paris….

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…

Brunch at Andi’s Restaurant – Stoke Newington, London

A few months ago I was lucky enough to visit Andi Oliver & Kelly Miles’ restaurant the Sugar Shack at the Jackdaw & Star in Homerton.  It seems that everyone loved the food as much as I did as Andi and Kelly have now got their own premises in Stoke Newington High Street. Andi’s Restaurant…

A Quinta – Almancil – Portugal

Getting time with my family is one of my favourite things about Portugal, and tonight was a chance to catch up with my cousin Charlotte and her partner Ross who live out here year-round.  We were spending the evening at one of their (and my) favourite restaurants, A Quinta in Almancil.  I actually wrote about…

Pear, Prosciutto & Goat’s Cheese Salad

Tonight I fancied a salad, and having pears to use up I wanted one that would incorporate them.  Normally I’d turn to my old fail-safe: Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut salad, but tonight I decided to try something different.  I love the combination of salty and sweet so I decided to pair the pears (!)…