Traditional Fasolada or White Bean Stew


What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Fasolada is a soup made of dried white beans, olive oil and vegetables. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical…

Black-eyed bean stew


What is better than a warm fire and a big bowl of comfort food on a winters night? Pulses and lentils are a staple of the traditional Mediterranean diet. Black-eyed beans are a versatile superfood associated with multiple health benefits. If you have not tried them they are so easy to use, economical and delicious…

Spaghetti Marinara


This is an easy seafood pasta recipe suitable for any occasion. Mussels, scallops, prawns and calamari are gently simmered in a fragrant tasty tomato sauce. This attractive looking dinner is one of the easiest, most impressive meals you can serve in just 30 minutes on any hurried night. You can use any combination of seafood….

Τσαιτι, Rustic hand-rolled feta and mint turnover


Traditionally named ‘σαιτι’, this dish is regional fare from laconian ( Λακωνίας ) – southern mainland Greece.  The villages of the region produce their own wine, olive oil, honey and bread and are also proud producers of traditional greek cheeses like ( kefalotyri, tulumotyri and mytzithra ).  This dish is a local traditional hand pie…

Beef Bourguignonne Burgundy


Tender, juicy meat cooked in red wine, mushrooms, small pickling onions, thyme and herbs. A classic french dish designed to comfort on those cold winter evenings. 🍷🍃 I have made this using my pressure cooker. Pressure cookers trap heat which raises  the temperature faster. The higher temperature helps the food to cook faster. The liquid…

Spelt and Four Seed Loaf


Prepared in three minutes using a food processor it is fluffy moist and so tasty. Incorporating seeds into home-made bread add so much flavour and texture. Dont underestimate the value of adding your favourite seeds in the bread. There is a general misconception that making bread is daunting.  Investing in a food processor is worthwhile…

Herbed Portobello Mushroom Cup


Perfect breakfast or satisfying snack minus the guilt. If your a fan of mushrooms then you will come to adore this variation to the traditional sauteed mushroom. Ingredients 4 large Portobello Mushrooms 1 large egg 1/2 small tomato chopped 4 tbspns finely chopped parsley Pinch salt nd pepper Spray olive oil Method Wash mushrooms cut…

Your one-stop guide to a Flaky, rich, savoury tart crust.


This pastry is much better than traditional pastry and easy to make. When baked it has a beautiful golden brown colour, and tastes wholesome and rich. It cuts easily with a fork, holds it’s shape when lifted. An awesome low carb, high protein pie crust perfect to be used as a quiche, tart or gallette….

Healthy Hedgehog Marble Slice


If you are one of those persons who needs a daily chocolate fix, then this quick and easy hedgehog slice variation is perfect for those weak moments. Sweetened  with a small amount of honey, raw cocoa is substituted for chocolate, and dates for extra goodness are used to adhere the mix together. Tip: The dates…

Warm Cajun Chicken Salad


Sweetly scented, chicken baked in Cajun spices and mixed into a quinoa and vegetable salad. This salad is a regular during the week. Vegetables and chicken are thrown in the oven and mixed through when ready to serve. Prep Time: 40 mins Cooking: 20 mins Ingredients 500g chicken breasts sliced in half – butterflied. 2…

Never Boring Brown Lentil and Quinoa Salad


If you had to describe what your ideal  salad is what would it be? Is it a fresh green garden salad with a few greens mixed in together. Don’t get me wrong a garden salad serves its purpose but for some people a few leaves wouldn’t hit the mark. I’m that sort of person. When…