Baked Cod with Chorizo & Cannellini Bean Stew

Cod and chorizo are a match made in heaven. In this recipe, I’ve cooked them with some roasted veggies and a cannellini bean casserole and it was delicious. Ingredients for 2 people 2 frozen cod fillet 1 diced red onion 1 diced or pressed clove of garlic Handful chopped mushrooms Handful chopped chorizo 1 tin…

Chicken, Mushroom & Leek Pie

A quick and simple delicious chicken pie for when you need some comfort food 🙂 Ingredients – 2-3 people 3 large chicken breasts 1 small red onion 1 clove garlic 250g chestnut mushrooms 2 leeks Handful spinach 1 roll ready made shortcrust pastry 2 chicken stock cubes 2 tbsp chicken seasoning 1 tsp white pepper…

Bacon, Poached Eggs & Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Brunch is the best meal of the day and if you are looking for a simple but delicious brunch you can make at home, this recipe will not disappoint! Bacon, poached eggs and creamy garlic mushrooms on slightly toasted Mediterranean bread – OHHHH MAAA GOODNESS! This is so easy to make and went down a…

Strawberry & Vanilla Yogurt Toast

When you can’t decide between toast or fresh strawberries with yogurt, combine the two for a crunchy, filling and refreshing breakfast 🙂 Simple and delicious, this is an easy go-to breakfast for when you’re in a rush. Ingredients 2 Slices of wholewheat bread 3 tbsp vanilla yogurt 2 strawberries 1 tsp chia seeds Directions Pop…

Curried Beef Mince with Roasted Vegetables & Naan Bread

Minced beef is one of those meats that I always do the same thing with; pasta sauce, cottage pie, etc. but this time I decided to cook it with some curry spices and serve it on a naan bread and HALLELUJA people!! Delicious! Ingredients for 4 people 2 tbsp oil of your choice – I…

Chicken & Vegetable Curry with Cauliflower Rice

Shop bought curry sauces are full of sugars and preservatives which are bad for our health. This is a simple recipe that is full of flavour and is free from nasty stuff that you don’t need to be consuming. Ingredients for 2 people 200g Diced chicken 2 tbsp natural yogurt 2 tbsp curry paste (I…

Cacao Powder – The Superfood

You can’t beat the mood boosting properties of chocolate but if you are trying to eat a healthy diet and lower your intake of sugar, chocolate appears to be a forbidden food which is just depressing and definitely not boosting our moods. However my beautiful friends, there is a solution, and it comes in the…

Detox Matcha Protein Smoothie

I do love my green smoothies. This recipe has protein powder and matcha green tea in it so it makes a wonderful filling and nutritious breakfast power smoothie that will keep you going all morning 🙂 The matcha tea also creates this lovely froth 🙂 Ingredients Milk of your choice – fill up the smoothie…

Overnight Matcha, Chia & Chocolate Oats

Overnight oats just make life so easy in the mornings don’t they! No faffing making nutritious breakfasts… let’s face it, who has time for that?! This recipe is loaded with anti-oxidants, omega fatty acids, protein and vitamins and will provide you with energy for hours but it also has that that indulgent chocolate fix for…

Meatball, Chorizo & Bacon Pasta Sauce

Who loves meaty pasta sauces? We do! 🙂 I use wholewheat pasta when I cook pasta as it has more fibre and a lower GI which means that it doesn’t spike your blood sugar levels as much and you feel fuller for longer. I also find that I don’t get that bloated feeling that I…

Apple, Cinnamon & Raisin Protein Porridge

This breakfast has a lovely Autumnal feel – fresh juicy apples, cinnamon spices and chewy raisins make it a really warming and healthy breakfast 🙂 Ingredients  Per Person 1 cup oats 1-1.5 cups milk of your choice (I used semi-skimmed) 1-2 tsp cinnamon depending on how strong you want the flavour 1 tbsp organic whey…

Pesto, Bacon & Olive Spaghetti

Green pesto is one of those flavours that I crave for weeks after I’ve made something with it. It’s just got so much flavour and this pasta dish packs in even more flavour and is ready in 15 mins (or as long as it takes for your pasta to cook)! 🙂 Ingredients – for 2 ppl…

Sausage & Butter Bean Casserole

Comfort food at it’s best 🙂 A hearty and warming sausage casserole brimming with flavours and slow cooked to perfection 😀 Ingredients Serves 2 ppl 1 tbsp coconut oil / cooking oil of choice Handful chopped mushrooms 5-6 sausages (remove the skin) 1 pack casserole veg – I used one with carrot, swede, turnip, leek…

Banana, Peanut Butter & Raisin Muffins

Yassss to healthy banana muffins with the subtle taste of peanut butter and some plump and chewy raisins 😀 Of course, all refined sugar free, dairy free and utterly delicious! I whipped these up in 5 minutes and the cooking time was only 25 minutes in the oven so within 30 minutes, you could be enjoying…

Chinese 5 Spice & Peanut Butter Chicken Stir Fry 

I could eat peanut butter with anything and it’s perfect in a stir fry 😋 This dish, (the joy of a stir fry), only takes only a few minutes to make but it’s delicious and you can make it without using packet stir fry mixes which are usually laden with sugar! Ingredients – serves 2 ppl…

Pompeii City Break – 3 Day Itinerary

My hubby and I recently spent a wonderful week in Italy…3 days in Pompeii at a gorgeous hotel *Bosco de Medici* (click here for my blog post on the hotel) and then the remaining days were spent on the Amalfi coast (with the rest of Italy it would seem lol) 😀 August + Italy = BUSY…

Delightful Sweet Potato, Lentil & Chickpea Tagine

Looking for a recipe for #meatlessmonday…? Look no further – I’ve got you covered 😀 This is a healthy meat free vegan dish that takes 10 minutes to prepare and then cooks in the oven in your tagine or casserole dish for 1-2 hours and it is DELICIOUS! Even meat lover hubby loved it! 😀…

Chocolate & Avocado Smoothie Bowl

Love chocolate? Love avocado? Together they made a delicious and nutritious smoothie bowl 😀 Ingredients (per person) To make the smoothie: 1 cup almond milk I scoop chocolate protein powder – I used Prana Vegan Chocolate Protein Powder 1/2 avocado 1 banana Handful blueberries 1 tbsp. cacao superfood powder – I used Natures Heart Superfood Cacao Powder…

The Caversham Rose Pub – A Review & Recommendation

The Caversham Rose is a newly refurbished pub in the heart of Caversham Heights, Reading. It has a huge capacity and has been renovated to an impeccable standard adding a contemporary twist to a traditional pub within a very beautiful building. The vibe is relaxed and there are so many different areas in the pub…