vegan mushroom risotto

Vegan Mushroom Risotto Recipe

Plants are the way forward for health, and this year I want to fill my diet with lots more of them. I'm still eating good quality meat just not tons of it and I'm concentrating on food that makes me feel good. We adore rice here and a tasty risotto ...

Valentine’s Day Meal for Two

I don't fall for the 'I don't like Valentine's Day because it's too commercialised' kind of statements-I fittingly love, LOVE, LOVE it! Why? Because it's a day to celebrate love whether that's romantic or otherwise and no one can have too much love (or red roses) can they?!

Tzatziki Recipe (Greek Yoghurt & Cucumber Dip)

Tzatziki is a healthy, refreshing dip mostly served as meze (part of several Greek courses) using crusty bread or pitta bread to dip in but it can be enjoyed alone as a snack.

Carluccio’s Pappardelle ai Funghi (Pappardelle With Mushrooms)

Within the gorgeous gift bag I left with after the wonderful dinner with Antonio Carluccio himself a few weeks ago, were the ingredients to recreate his exquisite pappardelle al funghi-so I gave it a whirl at home. I hope you love it as much as we do!
My Moreish Mediterranean Platter

Moreish Mediterranean Platter

This week's Tasty Tuesdays recipe is this moreish Mediterranean Platter. Simple, quick and easy, it's a refreshing, tasty lunch now summer is nearly here.
veggie hot dogs

Veggie Hot Dogs

My husband Peter is a pecatarian, and I don't eat pork so when it comes to hot dogs ours are of the veggie variety.
lentil soup

Warming Puy Lentil And Chickpea Soup

I love these first days of spring. The weather is mild enough that lengthy walks around the Yorkshire countryside don't result in frostbite, yet the air is still crisp and we return reinvigorated and as always, ready to eat!
Natural Beauty Products

Natural Beauty Products That Work

I'm committed to using the most natural beauty products I can. I have sensitive skin and definitely notice a positive difference when I use 'free-from' and organic products on my face and body.
Olives 1

Tastiest Olives in The World Marinade Recipe

My husband makes the most amazing marinade for olives in the world. It's so simple too. Look at these beautiful pics he's taken of the humble olive. This marinade is yummy with all kinds of olives. Enjoy:
garlic pizza bread

Garlic Pizza Bread with Tomato

We are mostly 'gluten-freers' here but we do sometimes enjoy a slice or two of this garlic pizza bread with tomato as a starter at my brother's incredible Italian restaurant in Leeds, Giorgio's. The great chefs there, rustled this up and my husband Peter took the photographs. I was chief taster and compiler of the recipe here. It's a hard job but someone's got to do it!
grilled salmon

Grilled Salmon and Blanched Asparagus

If you caught my earlier post you'll know it's back to healthy eating for me after a summer of indulgence so I'm kicking things off with Grilled Salmon & Blanched Asparagus.

Vegan Falafels

These chickpea or white broad bean patties or rissoles are very popular and much enjoyed in the Middle East. They are the national dish of Egypt where falafel is also called talamia and are welcome at any time: breakfast, lunch or supper.

Papa G’s Perfect Hummus Recipe

A few people have recently requested my Dad's hummus recipe so I thought I'd share this archive post again this week for #Tastytuesdays. We adore this golden dip in this house as do the kids. Healthy, tasty, nutritious, it's an round winning snack or starter!
lamb cutlets-Honest Mum

Italian Lamb Cutlets Recipe (Agnello Alle Olive)

I am so very lucky that my family own 4 incredible, award winning renowned restaurants in Leeds-3 stunning Greek restaurants The Olive Tree (voted in the top 4 in the UK by A A Gill no less) and my favourite is The Olive Tree Rodley (below), set in a regal Victorian mansion where the Lord Mayer lived pre my parents buying it) and my brother owns a fabulous Italian, Giorgio's.