Clams in Crazy Water

    Crazy water or Acqua pazza is an Italian term for the poaching of fish and seafood in a light broth….I always thought it referred to the spice of the chilli but there you go! Apparently the fisherman of the Neapolitan area used to poach their catch using a splash of water from the … Continue reading

Breakfast smoothie bowl

Smoothies can be a quick and easy breakfast if you’re on the move fast…..however, I quite like to eat my food rather than drink it so I’ve made a smoothie bowl that you can eat with a spoon. You need to start this one a day ahead as freezing the bananas before you blend gives … Continue reading

Shakshuka

I learned how to make this dish when it was the Italian version “Eggs in Purgatory” which is a fantastic title. This version has a middle eastern bent with the flavours of the cumin and paprika and the kick of the harissa paste. It also has the added bonus of  having another fabulous title, “Shakshuka!” I don’t … Continue reading

Curry seasoned Barramundi and Scallops with a Fennel & Orange Salad and Sumac Labna

While there are a fair few elements on this dish, I promise you it only takes 30 mins from start to finish and the best part?…..you can make all of the steps, right up until the actual cooking of the fish & scallops, before you guests arrive! So the only actual kitchen time you’ll be … Continue reading

Prawn Salad with Fennel, Orange & Endive

Even though we are still in the throws of winter, these past few days have been so sunny and balmy I feel like summer is so close I can almost taste it. You can too with this delicious, crisp and fresh little salad. This recipe is for 2 but it is easy to double/triple/quadruple depending … Continue reading

Quinoa & Spelt Crackers

Impress your guests! Homemade crackers are a sure fire hit at any gathering, they really are quite easy to make and people are always so damned impressed when I serve them. These contain lots of good things to rave about….lovely nutty spelt flour, chia and sesame seeds and quinoa, which is a complete protein and … Continue reading

Broccoli, Cauliflower & Roasted Garlic Soup

It’s cold outside! I love a bit of homemade soup in winter….nothing screams “goodness!” like homemade soup and this one is good and seriously fast! I use homemade chicken stock for extra goodness and flavour but you can use whatever you have handy. The Washington Post just posted their list of “powerhouse fruits & vegetables” (a list … Continue reading