A PORTUGUESE DATE NIGHT WITH MATEUS ROSE *

A PORTUGUESE DATE NIGHT WITH MATEUS ROSE *

If you haven’t yet noticed, food plays a big part in my life, and I tend to find that when I am spending quality time with people food is generally involved. With my partner being a chef and me travelling all over for work finding that time with each other can prove quiet difficult! We catch up over meals, and drinks and are constantly trying to be proactive in the days we have together. One thing that I would love us to attend together would be a foodie festival, where…

SUMMER GRILLED CHICKEN

SUMMER GRILLED CHICKEN

Can we just take a second to talk about how good this ruddy sun is?!  I mean talk about absolute bliss! There is one thing I love to do in this weather and that is have a good old BBQ! Yes sunshine, beers, friends and music – better yet in your own back garden. Well not mine ha I am not fortunate to have one, however if you bring recipes like this summer grilled chicken – trust people are happy to host you! I love this recipe as its simple,…

GARLIC CASHEW CHICKEN

GARLIC CASHEW CHICKEN

As I have been smashing the gym recently, I have forever been seeking some quick, tasty, healthy meals to cook up once I get home. I have forced myself to the gym in the morning before work, meaning I can get home, cook and actually relax in an evening. However I don’t want to use all that time I’ve freed up cooking. I love cooking but so love relaxing too. When I get Thai or Chinese I love having chicken with cashews, so thought I could probably make something pretty…

HEALTHY HARISSA CHICKEN

HEALTHY HARISSA CHICKEN

Whipping a tasty healthy meal together is not as hard or as daunting as it may seem. There is always countless meal ideas flying around, however many contain some sort of fancy ingredient or piece of equipment. I want something that I can pull out of the fridge and throw together in 30 minutes, but still have flavour! Don’t get me wrong I love a good salad every now and then but I enjoy something that is going to fill me up for the evening. In my kitchen there is…

OLIVE AND PESTO ENCRUSTED FISH

OLIVE AND PESTO ENCRUSTED FISH

By now we all know that I am a fishy fan. Yet I still find it difficult to incorporate into my diet at home. The problem is I always find great deals on fish and would love to feel more confident to cook at home. Anyways I had a couple of cod fillets lying around so wanted to take the plunge. I wanted to make something unusual and not the boring old fish dish with two veggies or pasta. I was sent over a load of products from the lovely…

BRITISH LEEKS – RECIPE REVIEW – LEEK WHITE BEAN AND SMOKED HADDOCK STEW

BRITISH LEEKS – RECIPE REVIEW – LEEK WHITE BEAN AND SMOKED HADDOCK STEW

This year I made a promise to myself. This was to experiment with more foods, and follow more recipes so I can gain better skills in the kitchen. I mean you do not learn out of nowhere, and following recipes allow you to learn more skills and give you a better understanding of food pairings. Leeks are a vegetable that I rarely use in my cooking. I adore leek and potato soup, however that is as far as my leek usage goes. So when I got chatting to British Leeks…

EASY SATAY NOODLES

EASY SATAY NOODLES

So we are currently a couple weeks into our health kick and I have noticed the difference. I feel less jelly and my partner has cheekbones! One thing that he has craved for is fresh noodle dishes. Anything I can think of from stir frys to noodles and sauce packed with veggies. I was totally happy to oblige. I enjoy a good noodle dish and packed full of veg you cant get much healthier. We are a household of nut butter lovers, so when it came to creating a sauce…

FISH TACOS USING SMOKED BASA

FISH TACOS USING SMOKED BASA

I am a huge lover of fish and try to incorporate it into my diet as much as possible. Whenever I go out for dinner it will always be my dish of choice. However I have always battled with fish, as I discussed with my papa its not an easy ingredient to work with. I have already brought you dishes using hake, sea bass and lemon sole. I thought it was time for a another fish dish. However this time I wanted to spice things up a bit, make the…

ONE POT PASTA RECIPE

ONE POT PASTA RECIPE

There are those nights when the thoughts of cooking of meal is a chore. This is the time when we are most likely going to turn to bad foods. Something easy something quick. Well yesterday was a long day and last night I really did not feel like cooking. However I still wanted something nice. healthy and filling. I didnt want to have to turn to the likes of just eat. The other problem is I havent done a weekly shop yet so my cupboards and fridge were looking bare….

SMOKED PAPRIKA HAKE WITH BEANS AND SPINACH

SMOKED PAPRIKA HAKE WITH BEANS AND SPINACH

Fish is one of my favourite things to eat. Its light, its fresh and it have amazing health benefits. Fish to me is the best when I am in the middle of a fitness regime. Its provides a nutritious and filling dinner or a nice light lunch. There are so many different fishes out there and so much you can do with it. For some reason I have always been scared about making fish. I am not sure why, maybe I am worried about overcooking or under cooking. I also dont…