Chocolate and Caramel Tart!

Hello! Been a while… It’s been almost a year since I last posted on here, because I’ve been living in China! Through the hassle of internet difficulties and the even greater challenge of actually cooking anything worth eating, there hasn’t been much to say. I will be writing some things about China no doubt at…

The Only Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe You Need (+The Vegan Version!)

Baking is not something that comes as naturally to me as cooking. I LOVE baking – but 99% of my creations are often more often described as having an  ‘interesting flavour’ or ‘unusual texture’ or, ‘you know what, I actually like the burnt bits!’. To anyone out there thinking I’m being modest – I’m not….

The Biggest Rip-Off in London

*This is a long post, but worth it, I promise* I will start by adding a full disclosure – this was my own experience (and my friend’s) at the establishment I am about to mention, nobody else’s. I’m sure many people have dined here and had a lovely experience, full of pretty pictures and delighted…

Mushroom and Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce

This started off as me trying to make a mushroom bolognese type thing, as a healthy compromise to the fact that I’ve basically just eaten pasta day after day for the last week. It didn’t end up being a mushroom bolognese – but rather a rich, tangy, powerful tasting sauce full of umami that honestly I…

Food for Fuel: Triple Nut Cookies

  Don’t panic at my next statement: these cookies were actually baked with a particular friend in mind, who wants to gain weight. Seriously, don’t panic! You’re not going to eat one of these and immediately start resembling the Michelin man. I wanted to make some cookies that could work as a protein-filled, tasty, easy snack for my friend…

London’s Top Notch Carrot Cakes

I’m one of those few people who happens to have been blessed/cursed with both a sweet tooth and a savoury tongue. Sure, you could take that to mean I just really like eating, but it sounds far more sophisticated the first way. I can never decide whether to go sweet or savoury, meaning I’ll probably end up…

A word on veganism and why I’m not one (yet!!)

This is a long one… but very relevant In my opinion, being vegan is an amazing way of living. To be able to walk this Earth knowing nothing that goes in your body or on it has been at the expense of another living creature, is beautiful. It’s environmentally friendly, and also enables you to…

Turmeric Rice Stuffed Butternut Squash

I was inspired to cook stuffed butternut squash after having the most delicious stuffed butternut squash at Carluccio’s (With roasted vegetables and pine nuts). Until recently, I hadn’t liked butternut squash (and I called myself a foodie?) and so I had been nervous ordering, wondering whether this was pushing my new found love to the limit….

Chocolate Pie With Peanut Butter Frosting

This pie.  This pie is the pie of dreams. The pie of hope. The pie you travel for hours to stare longingly at through frosted windows, yearning to enjoy just one elegant morsel of its insistently delectable chocolate heaven. If you hadn’t already gathered, I think this is a pretty stellar pie. I had been…

Lemon Courgetti Spaghetti

Though I have created this in the dead of winter and am wrapped up in so many layers an antarctic penguin would overheat just looking at me, this is a great dish for summer! I’m a pasta obsessive, and the majority of my pasta dishes are heavily tomato sauce based, or are rich and creamy….