Minestrone soup needn’t come from a can when it’s this simple to make. This is my fail-safe recipe and one I do, usually right before I’m about to go on holiday and need to empty the fridge. Make it for a light dinner, healthy lunch or make and freeze into individual portions for a quick and easy supper.
A dish that needs no explanation, but one that absolutely must be tried.
I never understand why people are so keen to buy hummus from the supermarket when for a quarter of the price you can make your own, and triple the amount.
Some of you might well be aware by now that I collaborated with Cuisinart a few months ago to celebrate the release of their new 2 in 1 Grill and Sandwich Maker and it sounds like you guys loved it. To be honest, I’m not surprised for what is not to love? One machine, 2 ways of cooking. Easy peasy.
Time to try a new kid on the block and so the Boy and I eagerly hop skip and jump over to Yumi Izakaya, a Japanese hole in the wall that’s new to Shaftesbury Avenue.
After being invited for a cocktail and canapé masterclass in Levantine spices at Arabica Bar and Kitchen last year it was about time I tried their breakfast menu, offering culinary wonders of Middle Eastern takes on classics such as a BLT with pomegranate molasses soaked lamb bacon and traditional pans of Shakshuka ready to dip some fresh baked flatbreads into and dribble…
I love these (if I do say so myself). I’m not the type of person who can tuck into a bowl of chickpeas and kale with as much gusto as a BLT. But these little beauties are bundles of joy, packed with lots of flavour while a little lighter.
Last week I was invited to the launch of a new menu at House of GODO, a pasta delivery service and pop up restaurant in Piccadilly, London that serve Michelin Starred pasta dishes. It’s the Actor’s curse to get sick immediately before filming, and so, unable to move, the lovely team behind GODO delivered some dishes straight to my door….
Salad’s needn’t taste bland. My waistline friendly Waldorf salad tastes just as good but is packed with antioxidants and slathered in a fat-free dressing. Winning.
I love a bit of Quiche and when there’s nothing in the fridge it’s so easy to make a simple and easy supper from the leftovers. Only thing is, I like a large slice or two, and the butter content in the pastry was quite literally weighing me down … so, as I seem to have a constant supply of…