Maria’s Restaurant – Praia de Garrão Poente – Portugal

Maria’s is my favourite beach restaurant in Portugal and you can read about it on my Top Restaurants in the Algarve Round-Up.  Maria’s on a Sunday is always one of my favourite days of the year.  It’s such an amazing atmosphere, lunch in the sun, the Outsiders Band playing all the old classics and when it really…

Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad

Tonight, out in Portugal we were having family over for a BBQ and, being the food blogger in the family, I was in charge of creating the menu.  After having seen my Roasted Peach, Feta & Pistachio Salad and my Grilled Halloumi, Green Bean & Pine Nut Salad the family had requested a salad and…

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.

Chicken Peri-Peri (SCD/Paleo/Gluten Free)

Portugal is my favourite place in the world and I’ve spent many a happy day/night eating chicken peri-peri in restaurants, but never tried to make it myself.  (If you want an insider tip, then head to Marufos in the Algarve – the restaurant looks nothing special but the chicken is the best in Portugal –…

My story – All about Emma!

30-something and living in London, sitting at my desk, dreaming of travelling to far-flung places is how I spend most of my days – when I’m not thinking about what I’m going to eat and drink next!

I love food, wine, friends and seeing new places – I hate the cold and my happy place is anywhere where the sun is shining and I can be wearing flip-flops. Diagnosed with an autoimmune condition a few years ago (Systemic Lupus Erythamatosus – SLE) I realised that my body reacts badly to grains, starches and sugar and so I love to eat healthily and create healthier versions of some of my old favourites (think pizza/pasta/bread – I was a serious carb monster). Strictly self-taught I love playing around in the kitchen, seeing what new ideas I can come up with as well as trying recipes from the multitude of cookbooks on my kitchen shelf. Pescatarian for 16 years, I recently introduced meat back into my diet so I’m slowly learning how to cook all over again. I’ve always been interested in wine and recently I’ve done a WSET wine course so good food and good wine are huge passions of mine. Eating out is one of my favourite things to do so I hope to be able to review some restaurants on this blog.