Oat, Spelt and Prune Scones

Scone or s-ch-oooone? Who knows? Who even cares? This is the fierce debate which divides Britain. And it doesn’t stop there. Yes, we also argue about whether one should put the clotted cream on top of the jam, or whether cream should be on the base. It’s almost too much to bear. But fear not – for…

Lemon Polenta Cake

This cake is such an understated little beauty. Inspired by this Nigella Lawson number, I’ve made it countless times over the years. It’s definitely become a firm favourite! It’s so different from the more elaborate sponge-buttercream-icing combinations that we tend to favour in the UK (don’t get me wrong, they certainly have their rightful place),…

Cake Dreams: Oreos and Meringue Kisses

I love to experiment with flavours and textures, especially with extravagant cakes! Soft sponge encased in creamy buttercream, with the crunch from Oreos and the delightful chewy and crumbly texture of meringues. It’s a beautiful thing. Meringue kisses are a simple but effective way of decorating a cake. They add both height and another texture element, and they’re…

Lemon and Coriander Hummus

Sometimes the simplest things are the most delicious. Don’t get me wrong, elaborate dishes gracing your table can be things of beauty, but on a weeknight when you’re tired, or you’re craving something quick but oh, so comforting – this hummus is where it’s at. The Brits are hummus obsessed. Last week, we had (I’m…

Salted Caramel Brownies

Gooey, rich, decadent, and all round fabulous. Few brownies can reach the heights of the pedestal upon which I place the simple, glorious ‘plain’ brownie. No fussy additions, no fancy flavours. Just a dark, indulgent piece of chocolate magnificence.   That being said, this salted caramel brownie recipe is pretty darn good. A jar of…

Poached Eggs with Spicy Edamame and Spinach

My cousin got married this weekend in the most beautiful low-key wedding in the country. The two day celebration was filled with so much love, laughter and happiness, along with a LOT of food and wine. We ate some absolutely spectacular dishes, which left me feeling so inspired and eager to get back into my kitchen…

Rice Bowl: Ginger, Edamame and Avocado

This bowl of fiery goodness is absolutely divine. The sun has started to shine on London (for now!), so it is the perfect time to whack out some lovely salads, and enjoy some really fresh, wonderful flavours. This bowl is inspired by Nigella Lawson’s rice bowl, whose influence knows no bounds in my kitchen! This…

Lentil, Tahini and Cumin Salad with Spinach and Walnuts

After a weekend of some wonderful cake-shaped indulgences, I felt the need to balance things out a bit with some lighter, healthier meals this week! I’ve been feeling a little under the weather, and haven’t really felt like trekking off to the supermarket, so this lunch was very much a store cupboard/leftovers in the fridge…

Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake with Salted Caramel Icing

As the title implies, this cake is devilishly sinful. This one was made for my Mum’s birthday on Saturday. Making the salted caramel from scratch takes some time and confidence, but it’s absolutely worth the effort! I used a combination of two recipes, from the Violet Bakery and Stirring Slowly. I am inspired by so many…

Breakfast Flapjack Granola

This gorgeous chewy granola is a bit like a deconstructed flapjack. It feels super indulgent, but it’s so much healthier than you might think! It’s more chewy than traditional oven-baked granola, but I think it’s a really fantastic alternative. Plus, its fun to change things up! Inspired by Georgina Hayden’s recipe in her beautiful book…

Roast Beetroot, Lentil and Feta Salad

  Salads definitely aren’t just for summer. There are so many exciting seasonal ingredients which are perfect for wholesome, nourishing salads for when the days are still cold and blustery, and you need something to give your immune system a boost. I’ve felt a cold slowly creeping on this week, so I’m desperately trying to keep…

Smart Snacking: Homemade Popcorn

Switching to a lower sugar/low carb diet hasn’t actually been as difficult as I expected it to be. I’ve adapted quite well with carb substitutes like cauliflower rice, and upped my grain and pulse game to a whole new level. The most difficult part was changing my snacking habits. I used to be quite a habitual…