Bocconcino Restaurant, Mayfair, London

The weather in London is beautiful at the moment so it meant a lovely walk this evening to Berkley Square and to Bocconcino Restaurant.  Bocconcino had invited us for a complimentary meal to try their Italian fayre and, as that’s my favourite cuisine I was very excited! I love Mediterranean flavours and fresh seafood and…

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Gremolata

This time of year there are so many beautiful squashes around and squash is so versatile.  I love courgettes (zucchini) and usually use them as courgetti instead of pasta in most dishes.  I like to roast butternut squash and use it in dishes like my Chorizo & Butternut Squash Frittata.  You can use them in…

Mezcal Margarita – Refined Sugar-Free

I love a Margarita but traditionally they’re filled with so much sugar that there’s NO WAY I could enjoy them before.  With Cinco de Mayo coming up I decided that I didn’t want to miss out celebrating with a delicious Margarita again this year!  I knew I had to create my own version that was…

Hot Cross Bun Muffins

Easter is nearly here and nothing screams Easter more than Hot Cross Buns.  That sweet, cinnamon and fruit flavour reminds me of Easter afternoon in front of the fire.  I love a toasted Hot Cross Bun with lashings of melted butter.  I knew I needed to make my own version so I got thinking about…

Chorizo Butternut Squash Frittata

Tonight I was in the mood for eggs and we settled on a kind of ‘breakfast for dinner’ type dish.  If you like this kind of idea then my Shakshuka (Moroccan Baked Eggs) is also a great breakfast recipe that I often eat in the evening!  I love frittatas, they’re so easy to make and…

Grain Free Focaccia – Olives, Sundried Tomato & Rosemary

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…

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…

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!) …

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…

Moules Marinières – Mussels in Garlic & White Wine

Last week I shared with you my Recipe for Gratinated Razor Clams with Chorizo & Parmesan which was the starter dish for my anniversary meal with Dan.  We followed it up with these delicious Moules Marinières as the  main course.  A complete seafood feast! We’ve just discovered a wonderful new seafood supplier near us and…

Gratinated Razor Clams with Parmesan & Chorizo

I love finding great local producers and we have just discovered a wonderful seafood supplier down the road from us in Islington, London.  I’d had my heart set on Moules Marinières for a special Anniversary evening with Dan so I sent him off while I was at work to purchase the mussels.  Later that day…