Easy Pizza Dough Recipe (Freezer Pizza Dough)

I seem to turn every holiday we have into a collection of culinary experiences. Our trip to New York, last year, was certainly that. My list of must experiences for our trip was completely food related, with the exception of the Opera and MOMA. After years of waiting, I finally got to go to Dean…

Hello Fresh (Easy Weeknight Meals)

A friend of mine, recently gave me the chance to try out the Hello Fresh Meals for free. I was aware of them from their promotional flyers in my Amazon deliveries and a friend I know organised them for her grandfather down south, to ensure he gets proper meals for dinner as she is too…

Creamy Tortellini, Chicken & Spinach Soup

So, I have been really intrigued by one of my friends, who has been hosting freezer meal workshops. She is quite entrepreneurial and has her hands in several pots, but clearly food is a theme amongst many of them – something which of course appeals to me. The other thing which really made me take…

Romanis Wrap

It might seem a little ridiculous to post a recipe for a sandwich, however, when I was introduced to this by a friend I was surprised at how much I loved it. The next day I couldn’t stop craving the different textures and flavour, so I went to grab the ingredients in time for lunch….

Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf

When I was a young girl, I had a dear friend in my class for a couple of years, before she moved to the other side of Canada. We remained in touch for several years, albeit she was much better than I was at staying in touch, before we lost touch for good. Many years…

Soba Noodles with Sesame Seeds

Every once in a while, I find a recipe which I find I am making again, and again. I am easily bored with food, so this is quite unusual for me. On the salad front, I am continuously making the taco salad recipe – the lime vinaigrette is so light and refreshing and the tortilla…

Cod Cakes in Tomato Sauce

When Ottolenghi was last in Edinburgh, for the launch of Plenty More (a couple of years ago now), somehow this recipe was brought up during the evening. He stated it was probably one of his favourite recipes and it comes from┬áhis Jerusalem cookbook, which he developed with Sami Tamimi. If you haven’t tried out this…

Basic Crepes

A lot of my recipes are scribbles on tiny pieces of paper. Usually a list of ingredients and not much else. Then there are a handful of recipes buried in the depths of my brain, somewhere. This filing system includes nothing more than ingredients coming together until they ‘feel’ right. This happens to be one…

Curried Meatloaf – Bobotie (South African Meatloaf)

When I was growing up, we were the kids who ate ‘different’ food. It wasn’t something I noticed or cared about, until we would have a friend for dinner and they would refuse to eat anything. Not even try it. In turn, I would go to their houses and have what I could call very…

Crepes with Shrimp & Watercress

This recipe might be a little retro, but trust me it is worth being revisited again, and again. It is an obvious one for the upcoming Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday for all those inclined) in February – one of my favourite days ever! In fact, I cannot believe I lived so many years not…

Lentil & Bean Chilli

A few years ago, around this time of year, I planned a birthday get together with a group of mixed friends. I say mixed in the nicest way. I was relatively new to Edinburgh at the time and had developed friendships with different sets of friends from the different aspects of my life. As a…

My Family Paella

Paella – This rice dish should be your new family favourite!