Halloween dark chocolate cookies

It’s that time of the year when you’re counting the days to Christmas, but you’re a bit Halloween obsessed as well and you don’t want the madness to end! These easy-to-bake, dark and decadent chocolate cookies are perfect for Halloween, a simple treat you can bake in batches and then go a bit crazy with the icing. You can make…

Raspberry Bakewell Cake

A quick and simplified version of the classic British bakewell tart, this Raspberry Bakewell cake captures all the essence of a bakewell: the fragrant frangipane, fresh raspberries and a golden crust of flaked almonds. If you’re short on time or just simply lazy to patiently roll out some shortcrust pastry, blind bake it, make berry compotes,…

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…

Rosemary & sea salt crackers

Homemade herb crackers are definitely a handy snack to fancy up a cheese platter or even to munch on just by themselves. Serve them with a bowl of hummus or a platter with cheese and cured meats and you’ll have yourself some quick and easy dinner party appetisers ready to go. These rosemary and sea…

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…

Dark chocolate crinkle muffins

Chocolate cravings! We’ve all been there, managed to get through the week perfectly healthy and then somehow ended up having a lazy weekend binge eating decadent desserts. If you’re here looking for a heathy recipe, look away now these aren’t really the ideal breakfast muffin at all. There’s a bunch of healthy chocolate desserts out there…

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,…

Citrusy Crema Catalana

Spanish desserts continue! Crema Catalana, the Spanish version of a classic crème brûlée is a delightfully light creamy custard infused with citrus and encrusted with a thin crisp layer of perfectly caramelised sugar. Of course, the highlight of any crème brûlée is the very moment you crack that caramelised golden crust and dig in, leaving you with a…

Baked churros and hot chocolate

  Reminiscing over summer holidays, I came across my collection of ‘I have this thing with floors’ photographs, one of which I’d clicked in Málaga last summer. As clichéd as it sounds, I took that as a sign to attempt some Spanish desserts this week! And what better way than to start it off with churros! A classic…

Dark chocolate crunchy oat bars

Layers of goodness packed into one tiny square. A crunchy cinnamon-oat crumble sandwiched together with an indulgent sticky sweet date-espresso jam! These perfectly addictive energy bars are great as a mid-morning snack to boost up your day and work well as a healthy dessert option as well. Energy bars are usually perceived to be boring,…