Asian-Style Fried Eggs

Eggs are the perfect choice for a nutritious and filling breakfast. Scrambled, fried, poached, boiled or made into an omelette…there are myriad possibilities. In the UK, the quintessential English breakfast usually includes one or two fried eggs. My opinion though, is that fried eggs as part of an English breakfast are fine; the bacon, sausages,…

Easy Fruit Smoothie & Baby Food Idea

With my first baby I used to boil/steam fruits and vegetables and freeze little portions. This time round, I have discovered the beauty of the Nutribullet. It provides an extremely quick way of producing fresh, vitamin-rich food for a baby. Quick enough to do on a daily basis without loads of washing up afterwards to contend with.

Hawaiian Pizza-Inspired Toastie

I know I keep on posting different variations of a cheese toast as of late…I do apologise about this, but I guess it just reflects what I like eating at the moment. Currently, quick and tasty food is what excites me. With a little toddler that needs constant attention (he is at the climbing and…

Mushroom, Red Onion and Cheese Toastie

I like quick and tasty food (don’t we all..!) and this is a combination that I have been eating quite a lot lately. Let’s face it, anything with warm, melty mature cheddar cheese is always going to be a winner. This is a nice idea for a quick, tasty, healthy (I think so) lunch. Makes…

Roasted Red Pepper Soup with a Kick

I am really into my soups at the moment…I have not always found them filling or satisfying but now I eagerly look forward to a meal of soup. Here I am posting one of my current favourite soup recipes. I think homemade soups are so much nicer than anything you can buy from the shop…

Grilled Cheese Toast (with an Indian Twist)

As far as the word ‘recipe’ can be utilised…I would say this barely qualifies as one, as it is so basic. However, despite the simplicity of this ‘recipe,’ it is such a winning combination that I just had to post it. I go through phases of loving a certain food for a while and then…

Chilli and Lime Quinoa with Pan-Fried Halloumi

I love mezze-type food for lunches and dinners: Tasty, healthy and moreish. It’s nice to have a few different components to the meal as opposed to just having one big bowl of pasta, for example. Quinoa is something that can taste extremely boring…or you can dress it up to give it spice and flavour. The…

Raita…Indian Cucumber Yoghurt

This is a simple and moreish side, an ideal accompaniment to spicy meals. As the yoghurt is paired with cool and refreshing cucumber it is perfect to offset hot chilli flavours. A quick, tasty side. It is very similar to tzatziki but without the garlic and lemon and with some subtle Indian spices. Ingredients Serves…

Simple Lemon and Yoghurt Slaw

I am a big fan of slaws…I prefer crunchy salads as opposed to ones consisting primarily of leaves. I feel they are a lot more satisfying and tasty as a side. Obviously, an elaborate salad, packed with loads of different ingredients, for example smoked salmon, pine nuts, avocado and more, with leaves, is yummy. But…

King Prawns in a Garlic and Tomato Sauce

I went for tapas recently (to be honest I don’t know how ‘authentic’ it was) but there were two major conclusions I got from that meal. One, a simple dish of prawns in garlic and tomato can be absolutely divine. Not an overload of flavours but just a few uncomplicated tastes coming through; I was…

Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks

This is one way to cook tandoori-style chicken but you could vary as you want…add extra spices, herbs etc. I thought I would post a simple recipe first…one with a long list of ingredients can appear daunting! I have also tried salmon and cod baked with a similar marinade and that also works amazingly well (I…