Mushroom & Spinach Filo Pie

  An earthy assortment of mushrooms, fresh baby greens and the salty creaminess of cheese muddled together and nestled in a flaky golden pastry! If that doesn’t sound like a fancy pie, perfect for a quick Sunday lunch, I don’t know what does.What started out as an idea to make classic Spanakopita parcels, one of my favourite Greek comfort…

Lemon meringue tarts

A creamy lemon curd filling encased in a zesty shortcrust shell topped with toasted meringue peaks, what more could you want on a Sunday?  Let’s face it, when life gives you lemons, you’ve got to make some tarts! Baking with citrus is definitely one way of celebrating summer every year and what better way than to…

Wild mushroom & thyme risotto

Hearty, rich and all kinds of creamy is what a traditional risotto is all about! The earthiness of a porcini mushroom stock and a variety of wild mushrooms is what lends this dish all the flavour you need. Often known as ‘the death dish’ by any Masterchef enthusiasts out there, it’s considered being time-consuming and tedious to make….

Spiced apple strudel

Flaky golden buttery layers of pastry and sweet spiced apples, all the warmth you need on a cold winter day! This recipe is a cheat’s way that makes the traditional Viennese Apfelstrudel feel like a quick comfort dessert at home with a simple filo pastry. A mere mouthful and I find myself reminiscing over my holiday in Austria…

Dark chocolate & sea sat truffles

  Decadent dark chocolate ganache infused with citrus and a hint of sea salt coated in cocoa and ground almonds. These indulgent truffles are an absolute delight and a personal favourite! It’s a simple and easy recipe that can’t go wrong. They make a great bite-sized treat for your cheat day and even lovely little homemade…

Roasted cauliflower & white sweet potato soup

Smooth and creamy, packed with starchy potatoes and cheese is probably the ideal idea of the cauliflower soup we all love. This recipe switches it all up into an easier, healthier version with superfoods and a hint of spice that still makes a smooth and creamy comfort bowl of soup. Roasted cauliflower and white sweet potato…

Creamy turmeric-roasted pumpkin & carrot soup

Pumpkin season is here! One of my favourite ways to cook them is oven roasted with a lovely golden brown char that elevates the sweetness of the vegetable. This soup makes a hearty bowl of creamy goodness packed full of flavour, turmeric-roasted vegetables topped with crunchy spiced chickpeas. A simple yet filling lunch that still keeps you healthy! Let…

Roasted carrot chips with hummus

Roasted vegetables aren’t just for Sunday roasts! The next time you fancy binging on a bunch of oily, salt ridden chips or fries from the shop, consider switching up to a healthier version. Alright, the healthier version would ideally be sweet potatoes; can’t get your hands on any of those? Use other root vegetables such…

Spaghetti with prawns & spinach

Spaghetti is one of those foods I could probably eat for every meal and still be left wanting more. Carbonara, Bolognese, Cacio e pepe, every one of them is pure heaven to me. Seafood on the other hand, not so much, not always. However, this spaghetti is an exception. It’s one of those recipes that takes me…

Sunday meals: Coq au Vin Blanc

  Another weekend, another Sunday and a perfect excuse to cook up some comfort food. Coq au Vin is quintessentially French and although it sounds extremely fancy, it’s not as complicated as you think, making it perfect for a lovely weekend meal. Traditionally made with red wine, this version uses a white wine which results in…

Roasted pumpkin spaghetti

A lot of us probably just think of pumpkins around Halloween, sure carving out pumpkins is great fun annually, but it’s now catching on as an all important superfood! One that you definitely want to get your hands on if you’re not a fan already. Pumpkin breads, cakes, soups; sweet or savoury whichever way you prefer,…