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

Fish with Lemon Caper Butter & Zucchini Cakes

    I’ve had a special request for a recipe from our Game of Thrones dinner party…..it has taken me some time to comply, but here it is wrapped up in a whole new main meal! I made zucchini cakes to give a lighter alternative side dish to go with a gorgeous eye fillet of … Continue reading

Garlic prawn pizza

Garlic Seafood Pizza

Happy pizza day! Once you get in the habit of making your own pizza dough you will never again buy those store bought ones. These are thin and crispy and taste utterly delicious. No comparison at all. It may seem a bit time consuming but really it’s just waiting time for the dough to prove, … 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

Mussels with White Wine & Chilli

When it comes to omega-3 more often than not oily fish like salmon are the first foods that come to mind but don’t discount the mussel. Shellfish can make a good dent in our necessary intake as well. At 200 mg per 100 g serve, they have the same content as a fillet of snapper … Continue reading

Bean Burrito Bowl

This recipe is my ode to the perpetually busy woman (or man). Sometimes the best way to maintain healthy eating habits is to take the question mark out of the equation….you know those moments, you’re approaching lunch time, your head is in the fridge wondering what to have. It is precisely at those times that … Continue reading

Chicken, preserved lemon & green olive tagine

So a tagine is not just a fancy word for a casserole, it’s actually the name of the dish that it’s cooked in. It’s a clay dish from Morocco with a conical shaped tall lid that circulates the flavours as you’re cooking. If you don’t have one, don’t worry you’re not alone, this dish can be made … Continue reading

Cajun salmon with Corn Salsa

Ah Salmon….what’s not to love?! The omega 3 fats from these lovely oily pieces of goodness are like the ultimate anti-ageing nutrient. They keep your brain sharp (they are an integral part of the structure of your brains tissues), they help to lower your blood pressure and triglycerides, they reduce blood clotting…..put those 3 together … Continue reading

Rack of lamb with a gremolata crust and bean casserole

Originally I hail from New Zealand. My husband’s heritage is Greek. Quite frankly, if lamb isn’t on high rotation on the menu at our house I’m fairly certain we’d have to hand in our passports.  My favourite cut of lamb is the lamb rack, make sure you have the butcher French it for you…this is … Continue reading

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