Lunchbox – 6 ingredient, single-serve curry

I rarely cook for one. The only time I do is when it’s pizza Fridays (if you’re sharing a pizza you’re doing it wrong) or if I’m doing some super speedy pasta for dinner. But Sam, you cook for yourself all the time! What do you mean you don’t cook for one? Well dear reader,…

Mushroom and aubergine not-meatballs

I was so excited when I was experimenting with these! Every step just got better and better until finally it got to the eating stage, at which point… …well, I won’t ruin the ending. Let’s hear the story first shall we? First up I fried the mushrooms and aubergine, adding smoked paprika and cumin for…

Spiced aubergine, feta and hazelnut salad

I can’t go to a barbecue empty handed. And it’s not [necessarily] because I’m a super generous guest that wants to help. It’s because I get jealous when other people do the cooking. Sounds ridiculous I know, but I love cooking so much that I rarely go a day without it. And if I’m headed…

July Highlights – BBQs, making friends and a sexy kitchen gadget

This is such a boring, small-talk, adult thing to say, but how can it be August already? Exciting fun things have happened and the weather has been GLORIOUS, but this month seems to have Ferrari-d past, leaving a hot sweaty dust trail behind it. Which is why I’m late with the highlights. Sorry guys. BUT…

Sundried tomato chicken with mango slaw and a herby dressing

I’ve never been one for sweet and savoury. Sweet and sour pork from the Chinese takeaway haunts my childhood and raisins in my dinner? No thank you. When I became a real proper grown up however, my tastebuds must have matured, because a) I now like raisins, and b) I’ll willingly put sweet fruit in…

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….

Roasted broccoli and halloumi salad with a lemon and caper dressing

A woman I work with has an allotment and grows all the best veggies, including purple sprouting broccoli, my favourite food on the planet. Earlier this week we were discussing food, as we often do, and she told me how much she loves to grow her own produce as there’s a real sense of satisfaction…

Fruit-infused water

I’ve never been very good at drinking enough water. As a kid I remember being pulled to one side throughout the day by members of my family or the mums at my play dates and encouraged to drink a glass of water and I hated it. Unless reminded, I would go the entire day without…

Chocolate energy balls

These are the perfect snack to make on a Sunday, ready for the week ahead. They’re rich, gooey and completely delicious and a great pick-me-up treat for that 4 o’clock energy slump. I often take some into work with me so I can snack happy with a nice cup of tea! Ingredients 50g oats 50g cashews…

Banana, honey and walnut loaf

I’ve been dreaming of cake recently, as I often do, so I whipped up this super scrummy banana bread to curb the craving. The honey and bananas act as natural sweeteners, making this loaf refined sugar free, while the walnuts add a lovely crunch and a good little hit of protein. The end result is…

Chocolate chip peanut butter cookies

These cookies are one of my favourite things to make. I love peanut butter, I love chocolate  and the swirl of coconut cream ganache in the centre takes these cookies to a whole new level. They are chewy and gooey and deliciously decadent and it’s impossible to just eat one. Invite your friends over for…