It is getting to that point in the year where we have all had probably one too many ice creams, barbecues, bottles of beer and pitchers of mojitos over the summer, and we're looking for quick, easy, bright and delicious weeknight suppers that also happen to be super healthy, to get stuck into before this weekends Bank Holiday. So, today I want to share an old favourite my Mum has been making for weeknights for years, her Skinny Tomato & Turmeric Cod, and our new favourite (which I honestly can't believe I even like, let alone love), a little late to the party I know, Cauliflower Rice all jazzed up with spring onion and pomegranate.
Friday, 26 August 2016
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
Happy Great British Bake Off Day everyone! If you still don't have your baked goods ready for tonights premier, I've got you covered. These super easy ice cream sandwiches made with your favourite tub from the freezer cabinet sandwiched between two, perfectly proportioned homemade chocolate cookies (with a hint of smoked sea salt) can either be assembled ready to eat, a couple of hours ahead of time, or the cookie dough can be stashed in the freezer for freshly baked cookies in under 15 minutes. Awesome, right?
Monday, 22 August 2016
After our disappointment up the Shard at Hutong, I've found somewhere in London that does great, affordable, authentic dim sum: Royal China's Dim Sum outpost on Baker Street. Okay so it is not one of those flashy, pretty restaurants I normally review (it is one of those, dark, traditional Chinese restaurants with low lights and white table cloths, so I'm sorry the pictures are not as clear as usual), but when I was invited along to review their lunchtime dim sum menu, we were treated to delivery after delivery of dumpling goodness.
Friday, 19 August 2016
One of my favourite things about summer is not just the sunshine, longer days and fantastic, bright, vibrant food, but that friends seem to all manage to have time off at the same time as each other. This means we can spend lazy, sun-drenched weekends lazing around each others gardens, go out for big brunches outside of the city, and barbecue all together with our families on Monday evenings after those of us who live outside of the city have finished work for the day. The world always seems so much brighter when you've had the opportunity to spend plenty of time with the people you love that you don't get to see every day.
1. Celebrating National Rum Day with cocktails at The Rum Kitchen on Kingley Court. I wasn't eating, but the food looked fantastic and my drink was wonderful, so I'll be sure to head back to do a review sometime soon! | 2. Mastering the art of the perfect pitcher Mojitos to drink over lazy Sundays in the garden. Oh, and I'm now officially in love with this perfectly sized jug from Emma Bridgewater. | 3. Sunday brunching at The Pop-up Cafe in Deal. | 4. Breaking down and barbecuing a rack of lamb, marinated in lemon, olive oil and rosemary. | 5. Mid-afternoon weekend feasting on a side of citrus poached salmon (with Kewpie mayo!), homemade garlic bread, boiled new potatoes, and a garden salad with a homemade honey mustard dressing. | 6. Exploring new gins with classic gin cocktails at The London Gin Club in Soho.
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
To celebrate this years Rio Olympics (and our rapidly rising medal count!) on Saturday night I threw my annual summer party in the conservatory for my old school friends and assorted parents, boyfriends and girlfriends, and we went to Rio (at least for the evening!) Inspired by this meal I had at the beginning of the summer at Cabana, and their brilliant cookbook, I cooked up a feast of their Brazilian and my own Mexican recipes for everyone to help themselves surrounded by a festival of colour as the sun went down.