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Spicy Beef Brunch
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Spicy Beef and Cheese Brunch

In my last recipe post, Mexican Layer Cake, I made some spicy beef as part of the dish. We both fell in love with it, so here it is again, as a cheesy brunch plate. The beef is incorporated into a rich tomato sauce, and then balanced out with creamy mozzarella and […]

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Mexican Layer Cake

If you only try one of my recipes, make this Mexican Layer Cake the one! I always find Mexican food a bit hit and miss, I’m not a fan of stodgy burritos but you couldn’t tear me away  from the street food on offer at Wahaca. This layered offering is exactly […]

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Halloumi Fries on Strawberry & Rocket Salad

A couple of weeks ago, I went to a works party and the caterers there were serving Halloumi Fries.  Not surprisingly, they went down a storm and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them! I have eaten my fair share of grilled halloumi, but this was something different! […]

Noodle chicken
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Noodle Chicken Bites with Jalapeño Cream

One of our food highlights on our honeymoon was a simple snack in a bar in San Francisco, Ramen Noodle Chicken.  Neither of us had had it before and have not encountered it since. Here is my re-creation, best washed down with a couple of Blue Moons! The chicken is […]

Chicken satay
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Crispy Chicken Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce

One of my go to takeaway dishes is chicken satay, and mainly because I am addicted to the peanut dip!  It’s something I’ve wanted to make for ages and I can confirm this recipe is as good as any takeaway! Classic Thai flavours are used to marinate the chicken and the […]

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Texture – A Review

Nestled in the heart of London, in a small but perfectly formed Georgian building, is Michelin Starred restaurant, Texture. Icelandic Chef, Aggi Sverrisson plates up modern European cuisine with Scandinavian influences. It focuses on emphasizing different textures throughout the menu. Unlike a lot of my other dining experiences, the food […]

Beetroot & Gorgonzola Tart
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Beetroot & Gorgonzola Tart

So I got inspiration for this recipe during our recent visit to Texture restaurant (review here!), our first course was Beetroot and Gorgonzola.  Of course, they used the finest of ingredients – as they should at a Michelin establishment – but they were two flavours I’ve not really had together before. This […]

Fried Bread English Breakfast Sandwich
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Fried Bread English Breakfast Sandwich

Did someone say filthy gorgeous?! This fried bread sandwich is a ridiculously indulgent weekend treat.  Messy to eat and a sure fire cure for a hangover. Two slices of butter soaked fried bread sandwich hold all of the favourite ingredients of a classic English breakfast; sausage, bacon, fried egg, tomato and, […]

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Stuffed Aubergine with Lamb & Pomegranate

Time to add a bit of dazzle to the humble stuffed aubergine.  This is a really versatile dish that can be served as a starter by it self or as a main dish alongside a green salad and cous-cous. Give yourself a bit of time to marinate the lamb, at least two […]

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Trout and Chorizo Potato Salad

It’s that time of year and BBQ season is upon us, this potato salad will be a welcome addition to any gathering in the sun. Trout really isn’t a fish I would usually buy, but I got a couple of fillets for free from Fish For Thought and they have been sitting […]

Vegetarian bolognese
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Vegetarian Roasted Veg and Lentil Bolognese

I’m a self confessed carnivore, but I do try and cut down on my meaty meals during the week.  Bolognese is a true Italian meaty classic, this is my vegetarian (and healthier!) take on it. This vegetarian bolognese is big on flavour. Roasting the vegetables brings out the sweetness and the […]

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Bite Size Crab Cakes

Crab cakes remind me of holidays in the states. Simple but full of flavour. Super quick to make and if you use the freshest ingredients, nothing can beat them! I made an order through Fish for thought a few weeks ago, and saw some fresh crab meat, yes! It’s usually so hard […]

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Layered Eton Mess with Summer Fruits

I’m not a dessert kind of a girl, but when I do have them, I want them indulgent and a classic Eton Mess tick that box. Here I have layered rich whipped cream and crispy meringue with fruit jams that cut through the sweetness. They do take a bit of […]

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A Review – The Vineyard

I have been toiling over this review for a little while for a couple of reasons. One, I’m a food blog, I really shouldn’t focus too much on the amazing night’s sleep, the relaxing spa, the general indulgence or the amazing attention to detail paid to our overnight stay. Two, […]

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Thai Mussels

I first got hooked on these little yums when I made Jamie Oliver’s Mussels with Cider & Bacon.  They are such a great shellfish, sustainable, cheap, quick to cook and freaking delicious.  The natural saltiness deeply flavours the sauce that they are served in. It’s sometimes tricky to get hold of mussels […]

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Strawberry and Cream Summer Cocktail

Ok, I know it’s not quite summer, but here’s some wishful thinking, plus I like a good cocktail! This is a sweet, flavoursome cocktail that goes down rather nicely and lets you pretend that it’s time to be watching Wimbledon! I used a cocktail shaker, but you could just as […]