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!) …

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.

Talli Joe – Covent Garden, London, UK

Talli Joe makes the claim on its website that it is voted the Best Indian Restaurant in London.  In a city with literally hundreds if not thousands of Indian restaurants, this is a steep claim to make so it was time to put it to the test.  We were invited along one evening to try…

Pork Chops with Butter Poached Apples

I don’t tend to cook with Pork – it’s just not one of my favourite meats.  I find it quite dry and chewy unless it’s a slow roasted cut like a Pork Belly or Pulled Pork.  When I saw these enormous pork chops in the supermarket though, I knew I wanted to make dinner with…

Warm Lentil Bacon Salad with Shallots & Fresh Thyme

Having loved the last lentil salad I made (Lentil Salad with Feta & Mint)  I decided to use lentils again.  I really don’t eat them enough.  They’re so filling and so full of protein that they’re extremely good for you.  Legumes, beans and pulses don’t seem to cause me any ill effect although I know…

Salmon and Swede(s)

Tonight’s dinner had to be a quick and easy, but tasty one, for two reasons… BODY PUMP class doesn’t finish until 7.30 Our hungry guests were arriving at 7.30!!! Tonight two of our friends from Sweden arrived in town to spend some time with us for the next few days. We met Mats and Matilda…

Dinner at The Great Northern Pub, St Albans

So I should probably start this post with a disclaimer .  My boyfriend, Dan, co-owns this pub, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to let him off lightly!  All opinions are my own and this is an honest account of Dinner at the Great Northern Pub in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Having a wedding to go…