Summer Refresher – Spanish Gazpacho

Summer is not over yet, folks! It seems like the sun is very much still out and about showing us its big smile. Though my beach holiday in sunny Spain is still two weeks away, I couldn’t help but already bringing a bit of this sunny country into my kitchen. This cold soup is one…

Crispy Egg & Parmesan Breakfast Buns

Finally, the work week is over! If your sunny Bank Holiday weekend is still in need of the perfect breakfast or brunch food to kick off with, try these quick and easy Egg & Parmesan Breakfast Buns. Crunchy on the outside, warm and gooey within, these special bakes are not only quick and effortless to…

Savoury Seed Crackers

This recipe is for satisfying my savoury cravings and I can make wonderful use of my well-assorted pantry of nuts and seeds! As a base for the seeds I use buckwheat flour, however, for those who find the taste as too strong I would recommend substituting it for almond meal or whole meal rice flour,…

Grilled Courgettes

What would summer be without a barbecue? Barbecues are typically a gathering of carnivores, enjoying a summer breeze perfumed with roasting steak, sizzling sausages and grilled chicken. As much as I enjoy a piece of juicy beef on my plate, I tend to mourn the absence of green veg. When I was growing up, my…

Chocolate Crossie Clusters

This recipe for crunchy chocolate crossie clusters has been the bee’s knees in my family since I can remember. When I was little, once a year (usually in the colder months), my mum, my sister and I would gather together in the kitchen and prepare these lovely treats. Numerous trays were laden with chocolaty goodness,…

Spinach & Parmesan Mini Quiches

Mostly utilized in Italian-themed dishes such as pasta or pesto, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is, however, much more versatile and can add unique flavour to all kinds of dishes. The strong taste of fresh goat’s cheese and the umami flavour of Parmesan cheese enhance the eggs and spinach used in this recipe for Mini Quiche Tartlets exceptionally…

Sugar-free Tea Infusions

I have never been a huge fan of fizzy drinks. When I was little, though, I loved to drink cold Ice Tea in the summer, but it came usually from a box and contained a horrific amount of sugar. Therefore, I came up with a sugar-free alternative to quench my thirst. And no, I am…

Parmesan and Walnut Pesto

It doesn’t always have to be the store-bought stuff! Why not make pesto yourself and get a bit creative? This flavour-filled recipe will help you liven up your dinner plate and invigorate your senses. With home-made pesto, any meal will taste better! Eat it with your favourite pasta, on crusty bread or to round off…

Fennel and Blood Orange Salad

Crunchy fennel and zesty blood oranges (regular oranges would certainly work just as well) are a heavenly combination together with the sweet acidity of balsamic vinegar, the slightly peppery taste of extra-virgin olive oil and the both buttery and tart flavour of walnuts. This sweet, aromatic flavour bomb is without a doubt one of my…

Sprouting Salad

Are you out of depth about what to do with your sprouts? Why not make a wonderfully colourful and crunchy salad mixed with raw veg and fresh herbs? Tuck in! Ingredients: For 2 portions Sprouts (e.g. sprouted Adzuki beans, chickpeas etc.), grown from 2 tbsp. of dried sprouting mix Alfalfa sprouts, grown from 1 tsp….

Grow Your Own Sprouts

Is there anything nicer than watching something grow that you have planted? When it comes to flowers, believe me, I don’t have a green thumb. It is surprising that my one and only plant in my bedroom is still alive after 2.5 years, although over time some leaves have turned brown in certain places. No,…

Egg and Cress Dip on Sourdough Bread

Who doesn’t like a nice egg and cress sandwich? This national classic can be found in every packed lunch aisle in UK supermarkets, but it is usually prepared with white toast. Not to say that white bread isn’t yummy – most foods that are not entirely good for you are incredibly delicious (meaning high in…