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…

Dinner at the Admiral Codrington, Chelsea, London

Last night we were treated to dinner at the Admiral Codrington in Chelsea (or The Cod as it’s affectionately known).  I’ve been to this gastro pub a few times before but only to drink, never for dinner.  They have a cute little terrace to the side of the main building which is perfect for sunny…

Cicchetti Covent Garden – London, UK

Cicchetti Covent Garden was the destination for dinner tonight.  We’d been invited to review their menu and we were very excited.  I’d checked it out online at lunch and had been starving ever since!  Everything sounded so so appealing.  The concept at Cicchetti Covent Garden is small plates to share, a kind of Italian Tapas,…

Iberica Restaurant – Marylebone, London

Today I’d been invited to try the menu at Iberica Restaurant.  Normally I take Dan to these things but today I’d chosen to take my mum because she’s a big tapas sceptic!  She’s only had tapas a few times before but she’s never really been impressed.  The first time was at a UK high street…

Grain Free Bread with Olives & Rosemary

My Grain Free Bread is just the best thing since…sliced bread.  It has such a delicious nutty flavour and makes the perfect sandwich bread.  It’s great for toasting and is so rich that you only need a really thin slice.  Recently though I’ve been thinking about ways to change it up a little bit.  I…

The Best Food Markets in Madrid

One of my favourite things to do when I travel is to check out the local food markets.  I love just wandering around, seeing what the locals eat and buy, trying a few things, maybe buying some lunch for a picnic and just generally enjoying the atmosphere.  I’m in heaven in Madrid as there’s so…

Dehesa, Soho, Date Night Dinner

Dan and I take it in turns every other month to take each other on a date night where we plan a special evening for the other person. Last time, he took me to The Ninth on Charlotte St (read about it here), a fairly new restaurant that’s actually just been awarded a Michelin Star, and tonight…

Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad

Craving some greens and a fairly high protein meal after a work-out at the gym tonight I settled on a Seared Tuna Nicoise Salad, complete with a gooey poached egg and topped with my homemade Rocket Pesto. To start with I steamed the asparagus (only for 2mins or so so they were still crunchy) and…

Mediterranean Chicken & Chorizo Traybake

I love the idea of meals that use one pot (less washing up) so today I decided to make a traybake for dinner.  So easy, everything gets chopped up and layered in one dish and then put in the oven to bake. Loving my mediterranean flavours, I decided on peppers, onions, olives, oregano, all the…

Grain-Free Focaccia: Olive & Sundried Tomato

As much as I love my Grain-Free Bread, (it’s perfect for toast or sandwiches), sometimes I miss the fluffiness and doughiness of a yummy piece of Focaccia.  I set about trying to create a recipe that would calm the craving and I think I got it pretty damn perfect!  It’s also a lot cheaper than…

Salmon Nicoise Salad

Last night I wanted something light and fresh but still filling and full of good fats and protein to fuel me after my BODYPUMP class.  I settled on a Salmon Salad Nicoise – or my version of one – topped with a gooey poached egg and some avocado and dill salsa.  Fats from the oily…

Great Northern Wine Tasting

You can read about other Great Northern Experiences at Great Northern Dinner, Great Northern Wine tasting & Food Pairing Evening, Great Northern Menu Tasting, Great Northern Beer Festival Tonight I’d been summoned to the Great Northern Pub for a wine tasting session for the new menu and dinner afterwards.  The suppliers had sent over some…