Brazilian Seafood Salad with Spicy Pickled Onions

 The following post is written by Naomi who attended this event for EatCookExplore. She is a British food blogger; of Chinese and Vietnamese heritage; sharing (mostly) gluten-free Asian recipes. Recently I was asked to go along to an event in Old St, London organised by Haywards.  The email said that we would be shown 6 different dishes to make.  I was so tempted to email them back to ask what… [Read More]

Mushroom Risotto with Gluten-Free beer

Risotto is one of those gluten free dishes that is quite easy to make but takes a bit of time. For my vegetarian friends, this is usually the only option on the menu at a restaurant. There are so many variations in flavours that you can use in your risotto but one of the all time favourites has to be mushroom. Here is a Mushroom Risotto recipe with a twist…. [Read More]

Asian BBQ Recipe Ideas

It’s summertime but as usual, the weather here in London didn’t get the memo. It has been a bit cold and wet and as we know when Wimbledon comes round, it is liable to rain. Never mind, when the sun does appear, the BBQ will be rolled out. Here are some Asian inspired BBQ recipes ideas that you might want to try to add a bit of pizzaz to the… [Read More]

Blueberry Yoghurt Ripple Ice Lollies

Ice cream is not just for summer.It is almost summer and time to start looking at some lighter, more colourful and fun recipes. Make this colourful and healthy Iced Yoghurt Lollie for your next picnic or BBQ.

A Cake Fit For a Queen with Eric Lanlard

When cake maker extraordinaire, Eric Lanlard, wants to challenge you to decorate a cake for the Queen’s Birthday, you just have to say yes. This is how I ended up in a kitchen in North London, playing with butter icing and edible glitter, trying to decorate a cake. I have never actually learnt how to do this before. All I have done is mess around with some slap dash chocolate… [Read More]

Asparagus, Plum Tomatoes and Roast Baby Potatoes Salad

Roast Potatoes are not just for the weekend roast but is versatile enough for other meals too. Here is a salad recipe that uses roasted baby potatoes in a different and very tasty way. This salad is vegetarian friendly and the addition of mozzarella makes it a delightfully tasty salad.

Plum tomato tart with Parmesan biscuit, avocado and chorizo

It’s British Tomatoes Week and we had such a fun masterclass with Paul Foster making delicious tomato dishes at the Le Cordon Bleu Cookery School. British tomatoes taste great British tomatoes are so often ignored and overlooked. Just last evening at another event, another blogger was lamenting about how bland our tomatoes are. She has obviously not been introduced to the great produce that is available here locally. It is… [Read More]

Easy Stir Fried Lamb with Cumin and Chilli

Easy Stir Fried Lamb with Cumin and Chilli is a quick dish for a mid week meal. Inspired by the Northern Chinese Muslim cuisine, you can make this tasty dish in about 15 minutes.

Onion tart with apples, bacon & Comté Cheese

At a recent Comté cooking class, we used this fabulous artisanal French PDO cheese to make a simple onion tart. The recipe uses caramelised onions, cheese, apples and bacon which comes together in the perfect combination of crispy, savoury and sweet. You can either make your own rough puff pastry or just use a good ready frozen, all butter puff pastry. You can either make a big tray and cut it… [Read More]

Twice-baked Spinach & Comté soufflés

These Twice-baked Spinach & Comté soufflés are a fool proof way to make soufflés for an impressvice dinner party. They can be made in advance and frozen too.

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