Spelt oat berry bread slice

Recipe: Quick Spelt, Oat & Berry Bread (vegetarian, wheat-free, dairy-free)

Sometimes you want a fresh bread loaf type affair but haven’t got the patience to wait for the dough to rise and all that malarkey. This quick and easy recipe is perfect for those times.  Spelt, oats and berries are power packed with nutritious and great for slow release energy too. I like to have […]

Japanese kit kat

Forget Peanut Butter Kit Kat – How About Wasabi? Strawberry Cheesecake? Blueberry? Green Tea?

Yes I seem to be turning into the weird chocolate girl. Can’t help myself, I see unusual things and get all excited and want to taste. It turns out that here in the UK we’ve been fobbed off with chunky Kit Kat in peanut butter and mint as in Japan they have had up to […]

Recipe: Kale, Chickpea & Sumac Red Onion Salad (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free)

As recently mentioned, I’ve just discovered the spice sumac and have been on the hunt for recipes to use it in. I’ve mostly just been sprinkling it over fish and vegetables for a zesty zing but knew I could be doing more. This is a quick and easy recipe adapted from Serious Eats. It’s tasty, […]

Cocomaya Mumbai chocolate bar

Around The World in Chocolate Bars – Liquorice & Hemp or Curry Chocolate anyone?

I spotted these in the chocolate room at Liberty. Are they not the most delightfully packaged chocolate bars? I love the vintage postcard design and theme of this limited edition collection from chocolatiers Cocomaya. The set of ‘Around the world’ chocolate bars have flavours inspired by various cities to let your tastebuds travel via the medium of chocolate. […]

Maast-o-Khiar: yoghurt, cucumber and mint dip with walnut, herbs and rose petals

Sabrina’s Kitchen: Persian Seafood and Spice Supperclub

My first supper club experience of mouthwatering Persian grub from Sabrina Ghayour was a winner (read about it here). So when I heard she was planning a brand new menu based on seafood and spice, I couldn’t waddle there fast enough. Check out the menu we feasted on below. Amazing sounding isn’t it. Though incorporating pomegranate, […]

La Cave a Fromage cheese macarons window display

La Cave A Fromage: Mouthwatering Macarons For Cheese Lovers

Sometimes the key to a lady’s heart isn’t through chocolate. It’s through cheese. Cheese glorious cheese. Sometimes it’s a combination of the two. If you’re looking for a gift for a fan of fromage, you wouldn’t go wrong with these cheese macarons from La Cave a Fromage. Cheese and fruit/nuts are regularly eaten together so […]

fish pho

Recipe: Pho-filling Culinary Adventure ~ Cooking Vietnamese Fish Pho From Scratch

Sometimes you’re watching TV and see something so mouth-watering that you start drooling and eating it yourself becomes a mild obsession.  Or maybe that’s just me. One Saturday morning i saw Rick Stein on his Far Eastern Odyssey series making a Vietnamese noodle-based soup dish called pho (pronounced “fur” apparently) on a boat sailing down the Mekong […]