Spicy Chicken & Aubergine Shakshouka

This is the perfect season transition dish! There’s a lovely warmth and heat, which is ideal for the turning weather (although let’s face it, I am a sucker for spicy food), and the sunny side up adds a little hint of summer sunshine that we so crave as the weather turns grey ☀ And if…

REVIEW: saranne, Oisterwijk, The Netherlands

Pomme and I have been (pretty good, I’d say 😉) friends for 10 years. Basically, we have way to much dirt on each other to not be friends.  We find each other’s terrible jokes hilarious, and also know each other’s worst flaws and are willing to put up with it. Basically, if either one of us…

Deep Fried Chilli Squid, with Salsa (on Flat Rice Noodles)

SQUID, for me, means CHILLI – whether you make it in a tomato, white or garlic sauce… there absolutely must be an element of chilli involved. This dish for me has it all: You’ve got the meatiness of the squid, the crispy saltiness of the bacon, the burst of sweetness from the red peppers in the salsa…

REVIEW: Mowgli Street Food, Oxford

OK, I know, your girl has been really quiet lately… and who can blame her! Between commuting into Oxfordshire every working day, and rehearsing for Kalakunj’s upcoming annual showcase – pretty much up to my neck! BUT, that hasn’t stopped me from cooking and eating – and the time has come again to talk about…

Vietnamese Chilli Prawn and Avocado Rice Bowl

Are you ready for a riot of flavours? Because here they come! This dish is some sort of a quick-fix delicacy, packed with vibrant flavours of the East, and it will set your taste buds on fire…🔥 (I mean, you can make it less spicy if you can’t handle the heat…). Bringing Eastern oriental flavours together…

REVIEW: Pastelería Mallorca, Calle de Velázquez, Madrid

My first day in Madrid. I stepped out onto the Spanish streets, and looked up into the sky to be met with a bed of clouds. I sighed, because coming straight from South England, clouds to me meant… WIND, and an uneasy chill 🌬 brrrrr! Instead, I walked along the beautiful and picturesque streets of Madrid in…

Tuna Steak with Orange & Lentil Salad

A delightful combination that I am glad I tried – for it not only makes for a fabulous and healthy dinner, the leftovers made its way to my lunch box for the next day! The sweet, sweet tang of the orange leaves your mouth refreshed after the salty tuna and crunchy onions, and gives the…

Fusilli all’Arrabiata

Just a simple ol’ pasta dish for an easy meal after a hard day’s work. Pair it with a glass of red wine and or a bottle of Rekorderlig cider (strawberry and lime is THE best 🍓), and call it a night! 🌙 What you’ll need (Serves 2) 200g x fusilli pasta 150g x cherry tomatoes, chopped in…

REVIEW: Indalo Tapas, Calle de la Cruz, Madrid

Late March this year, I landed in mainland Spain for the first time. Ironically, it greeted my with pouring rain 🌧, whilst the sun came out for the first time back home in Berkshire, England ☀ . That, however, did not stop my shorter/sassier/saucier, Italian-caucasian twin sister to make my first night in M A D R…

Red Chicken and Pepper Curry

‘Finally she makes us a curry!’, says the part-Indian conscience in her head with pride. The other, part-British, jumps with delight at the sight of its, ironically, national food. The ultimate satisfaction for my identity-crisis-stricken soul ✨ Need I say much to sell a curry to you? Don’t think so! Speaks for its delicious self, it…

Pork with Lentil, Soya Bean & Broccoli Salad

This is possibly one of the simplest, easiest dishes out there, that tastes H E A V E N L Y !  I would serve it up at a dinner party (or a romantic dinner…🌹 or just a casual night on your own – who cares 💁 ?!). The important point to make here is…

REVIEW: Bill’s Restaurant, Windsor

As the early May Bank Holiday weekend rolled in to the Monday, we decided to take our reunion to the next level. And, as everyone knows, in the United Kingdom, nothing goes beyond the Q U E E N 👑 – yes, that’s right, we were personally invited to the Windsor Castle as guests of the…