Lunchbox – Christmas miracle sprouts, with a maple and tahini dressing

You’re sat at the Christmas table, family shouting at each other across the turkey, kids tucking in despite being told they should wait, and drinks toppling over as everyone reaches for the bread sauce. Then your uncle, or granny, or whoever it is that’s hosting that year, unenthusiastically chucks a couple of sprouts at your…

Lunchbox – griddled aubergine and red pepper sourdough sarnie

A sarnie for lunch. Revolutionary I know! We’re all very busy people doing very important grown-up things and have little time for the ‘boring’ things in life, like taking the bins out, doing the washing up, and being sensible. Problem is, cooking and preparing healthy recipes often falls into this same category (sad face) as…

Lunchbox – warming red lentil and kale soup

Question*: tell me what you think about me. *Not a question, but when it’s Beyoncé you let it go, right?   A little while ago I invited you all to tell me what you thought of my blog. I asked if there was anything you wanted to see more of; anything you wanted to see…

A healthy takeaway alternative you’ll love

Aubergine and chickpea curry I don’t know about you, but I love a Friday night in. Slippers on, feet up and a bowl of homemade curry in hand. Yes please. The problem, however, with curry Fridays is that they often involve one of the following: A jar of curry sauce A microwave ready meal Or…

Lunchbox – red cabbage steak with lemon and parsley quinoa

Okay, so it’s not a steak per-say, but I didn’t know what else to call it.   A bit of cabbage..? A large chunk of cabbage..? A just-under-one-inch-thick round of cabbage..?   Not exactly music to the ears is it!   While there may be some debate over the name, there’s no denying that this…

TOP 5 TIPS for finding the best restaurants on holiday

You’re in a city famous for its incredible food. You want to experience the best of the best, without spending a fortune. And you have only a few days to explore.   How do you choose where to eat?   Alex and I had asked ourselves the very same question when we arrived in Florence….

The ULTIMATE guide to the best food in Florence

One early morning car journey, a sunrise flight and a scenic double-decker train ride later, we’re in Florence. Hungry!   Italy is pretty famous for its food, which is great when you’re settled in a restaurant, reading a menu you know is going to deliver and salivating uncontrollably as plates of gorgeous food float on…

Salted chocolate havercakes – Doisy and Dam collab

A couple of weeks ago I teamed up with Doisy and Dam (yes that’s right, the SUPERFOOD CHOCOLATE PEOPLE!) to bring you a delicious, chocolate covered Havercake recipe to coincide with week 8 of the Great British Bake Off.   During the series, Doisy and Dam set 10 recipe developers and food bloggers the challenge…