Zingy Mexican salad

Looking for a meat-free dinner option? Here’s another dish I’m grateful to a friend for sharing. This is a recipe by Chef Jenn Segal, from the blog “Once upon a Chef” where she shares her recipes. According to her blog this black bean salad is one of her most popular and has been pinned over…

Nitrogenie ice cream

If you’re visiting Thorpe Park or Alton Towers, I recommend a stop by the Nitrogenie store for some ice cream. The store uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the ingredients into ice cream. The results are an ice cream thick in texture and slow to melt. It reminded me of the Turkish ice cream “Dondurma” (if…

Coconut fried chicken

If you’re a fan of fried chicken,  The Cozy Apron‘s recipe adds a tropical twist to the classic. Instead of covering the chicken strips with breadcrumbs this recipe uses coconut flakes – we use desiccated coconut which can be found in the Asian or bakery section of a supermarket. The recipe is simple enough to…

My Old Dutch

How did I almost forget to share with you this little gem? My Old Dutch is a pancake house offering both sweet and savoury crepes, and they’re large enough for plenty of filling! This was of my favourite places to eat when I was at university because it was just round the corner and it…

Ruse, Bulgaria – Nedelya Bakery

If you’ve got a sweet tooth then I’d recommend a visit to the Nedelya cafe and patisserie. It’s one place I always make sure to visit when travelling back home. The chain has stores all over Bulgaria and has also expanded to Bucharest in Romania. On my last trip I had the White Nedelya (Sunday)…

Farnham – Giggling Squid

We recently visited The Giggling Squid in Farnham, near my home town Fleet. This Thai restaurant is part of a chain – you can see if there is a restaurant near you here, unfortunately all outside London. The closest to London is Esher. The Giggling Squid has both tapas options and also large plate dishes. We…

Afghan Kitchen – Angel

I’ve been wanting to try Afghan food for some time and this little place in Angel was a great first introduction to the cuisine. The restaurant has two floors, both of which you can expect to be tightly packed with guests, making use of all the space of the small premise. The Afghan Kitchen also…

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

So this video from Tasty popped up on Facebook – how to make homemade gnocchi. I’m a huge fan of these potato dumplings but unfortunately the supermarket gnocchi creep my husband out as he says they remind him too much of grubs, so we decided to made some without the spiral texture. Surprisingly they were super…

Peanut butter and banana combo

In case you don’t spend all your time on Pinterest and Instagram looking at pictures of food like me, and you haven’t heard of this combo before I thought I would share this with you! This is a spread of peanut butter with sliced banana and a sprinkle of chia seed, for extra nutrients. I…

Gelupo – Soho

This ice cream cafe is just off Shaftesbury Avenue, close to Piccadilly Circus. Its location in Soho is perfect for an after dinner treat, however we always struggle to go after eating out as we usually feel too full to enjoy the ice cream. After intending to visit the gelateria for months, we finally decided…

Emilia’s Crafted Pasta place

Emilia’s Crafted Pasta restaurant opened up a few months ago in St Katherine’s Docks and I only found out about this place through a friend. It’s an independent restaurant and if you’re a fan of fresh pasta this is definitely a good place for you. I had never actually visited the marina before. It’s the…

Cauliflower and Chickpea Soup

Floating Kitchen‘s roasted cauliflower and chickpea soup recipe came up on my Pinterest recently and we tried it out this week. We followed the recipe to a tee and the soup tasted as good as it looks. It was also super easy to make. Another one to add to the creamy soups section of my recipe book….