Brunch at Arlo’s Balham, London

It was the first nice day of the year and what better way to spend it than a nice long leisurely brunch.  Arlo’s had invited me to try their recently revamped brunch menu so we headed to South London to check it out.  Brunch at Arlo’s Balham was the perfect way to start the day!…

Paprika & Thyme Chicken Breasts in a Butter & White Wine Sauce

How to make chicken breasts less boring?  Pair them with an absolutely delicious sauce and this one definitely ticks that box! Wine, tick, butter, tick, garlic, tick – what sauce wouldn’t be great with those ingredients as a base, and I added thyme and paprika to the mix to boost the flavour. To start with,…

Superfood, Green Tea, Matcha Smoothie Bowl

Having been gifted some Matcha Green Tea by Kineta I was intrigued to use it in a recipe as I’ve not tried it before.  I’d heard lots about the amazing superfood and anti-oxidant benefits it contains (137 times more anti-oxidants than regular green tea!)  I didn’t want to just make a tea with it so I…

Pear, Prosciutto & Goat’s Cheese Salad

Tonight I fancied a salad, and having pears to use up I wanted one that would incorporate them.  Normally I’d turn to my old fail-safe: Pear, Blue Cheese and Walnut salad, but tonight I decided to try something different.  I love the combination of salty and sweet so I decided to pair the pears (!)…

Smoked Salmon & Summer Vegetable ‘Risotto’

Tonight I was staying at my parents’ house, and it was just going to be my mum and I as my dad was away.  We both like to eat the same thing and we both eat a similar diet.  Her’s is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet which is quite a bit stricter than the made-up one…

Huevos Rancheros with Chorizo

Typically a Mexican Brunch dish, I’ve become a big fan of Huevos Rancheros recently.  I love the spicy tomato flavour paired with the gooey egg and I also add avocado on mine to cool everything down. Breakfast? Brunch? Lunch? Dinner? Doesn’t matter – I could eat it any time of the day.  Similar to my…

Prosciutto Wrapped, Feta & Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts

After gym class tonight it was back home to prepare dinner.  I’d decided on chicken breasts stuffed with feta and sundried tomatoes and wrapped in prosciutto (mainly because I had feta and sundried tomatoes to use up).  Recently I’ve taken to buying chicken breasts from Marks & Spencer as they seem to hold their moisture…