The Ultimate Guide To Roasted Vegetables

One of the easiest side dishes to make and one of the most delicious things to eat.  I eat these at least 2-3 times a week so I thought I’d share my foolproof method for cooking them.  I love that once all the prep work is done, you can just put them into the oven…

Love Brunch at Bovino – Quinta do Lago – Portugal

When I wrote my Top Places to Eat in the Algarve Round-Up I wasn’t able to give Bovino Restaurant much of a review having only eaten there once.  However, Love Brunch is a new concept from Bovino Restaurant this year and having seen it advertised all over Quinta do Lago we thought we’d give it a go…

Prosciutto Wrapped Jumbo Shrimp

I found some amazing Jumbo Shrimp in wholefoods and they really inspired me to create a recipe around them. We were having guests tonight and I had already planned the main course, but I hadn’t got an appetiser to serve when they arrived. With my Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus fresh in my mind from a few days…

Garlic Butter Shrimp

This garlic shrimp recipe takes minutes to cook and it’s such a fun way to eat – communal style from a big pan! You start by melting the butter over a low heat in a large pan until it has fully melted.

Berry & Mint Fruit Salad with a Honey Lime Dressing

Ok, so this is hardly a recipe (throw some fruit in a bowl, scatter over some mint, sprinkle over a secret dressing and it’s done) but it looked so spectacular and went down so well when I served it at a recent BBQ that I just had to include it! I started with a base…

Courgette Pizza Bites

OMG These might be the best appetisers ever! When life (Lupus) doesn’t let you eat pizza, these are definitely the next best thing – and they’re veggie based so they’re healthy and you can eat as many of them as you want? Right? So simple to make, they literally have 4 main ingredients and then…

Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Quiche

I made this quiche using my Grain-Free Almond Flour Pie Crust Recipe and I blind baked it for 10mins as I knew I was going to have to bake it for another 10-15mins once I had added the filling.  My pie crust pan was a 9inch/22.5cm one so if yours is bigger/smaller you may have…

Granger & Co – Girlie Brunch

Knowing how much of a fan Matilda is of the avocado Aussie Brunch (we travelled together in Australia earlier this year – and ate many brunches!) I picked Granger & Co for a Saturday Brunch Treat.  I’d heard great things about the restaurant but never been there myself and they’ve just opened a new location…

Smoothie Bowls

These have become a sort of obsession of mine recently.  Every other photo on Instagram (follow me at emmaeatsandexplores_) seems to be of some beautifully presented concoction topped with chia or cacao nibs or sliced fruit and they really are, works of art.  Deciding to give it a go I’ve been testing out a few…

Eggs Benedict

This morning was Sunday (I know these posts come a few days late) and Sunday calls for brunch and one of my favourites is Eggs Benedict.  There’s something about the Hollandaise that makes it feel really decadent and it’s even better when you make your own from scratch (avoiding all the thickeners and additives that…

Scrambled Eggs with Chorizo & Avocado

This morning’s breakfast came about because I wanted to use a piece of my Grain Free Bread!  I looked through the fridge and decided to make a chorizo scramble to top the bread with.  A bit more exciting and tasty than traditional scrambled eggs, but just as easy to make. I started by peeling the…