Easy Cheesey Spring Green Polenta

Easy Cheesey Spring Green Polenta

This dish was intended as a meat free monday recipe, but I rather fell short with a fair few slices of wafer thin parma ham yesterday (I am currently in Italy, it is practically mandatory to eat burrata and ham) so I have post-phoned my one day a week as a veggie to tuesday. Who is to… Read more »

London Eating: Lunching like Cavewomen at Pure Taste (Paleo), Notting Hill Tess Ward

London Eating: Lunching like Cavewomen at Pure Taste (Paleo), Notting Hill

A couple of months ago Pure Taste, London’s first Paleo restaurant opened in Notting Hill. Unlike so many niche diets and restricted ways of eating, Paleo is one that I think makes sense (to a degree). The diet essentially focuses on foods that we would have eaten as cavemen, pre-agriculture, pre-processing and pre-Maccie d’s. It celebrates… Read more »

Courgette Pizza Boats with Chorizo and Chilli

Courgette Pizza Boats with Chorizo and Chilli

I am totally aware that putting the word pizza in the title of this means it has a lot to live upto… well i think these dinky courgettes are up to it! I am totally embracing the love for courgette at the moment. It really is a wonderfully versatile little veggie, but I do feel the… Read more »

Yoga Brunch a la Francaise

Yoga Brunch a la Francaise

What could be better than a yogi brunch, with healthy french inspired dishes, to treat and tempt you to the mat for a wonderful Saturday practice?! Few people do brunch as well as the French. There is little to beat their cracking loaves of pain, their flakey pastries and wafer thin melty cheese crepes… which is… Read more »

Carob and Barberry Porridge Balls

Carob and Barberry Porridge Balls

You know the instant porridge pots that sit on the shelves in supermarkets. Well this recipe is inspired but them, but in another form. These balls are essentially pre-made porridge. A mix of oats, nut butter and all-natural coconut syrup combined in a super rich, absolutely delicious energy ball, which when added to a pan filled with a little… Read more »

Markets and Magic in Istanbul, Turkey

Markets and Magic and Where to eat in Istanbul, Turkey

As George Bernard Shaw said ‘there is no sincerer love then the love of food’. Finding myself in Istanbul, a city of many wonders…Bustling markets to explore, many mezze dishes, tipples and tempting treats to taste, I have to say (not for the first time) that I totally and utterly agreed with him! True the… Read more »

Turkey Travel: Culture and Cooking in Istanbul, Holiday, Destination, Tess Ward

Turkey Travel: Eating and Exploration of Istanbul

Arriving in a city at night is always such a treat. I love the buzz of a new place and like an impatient kid, I await in anticipation for the morning when the city exposes itself in daylight and shows itself in all its sun dappled glory. After a bit of travel and a warm hot bath, there… Read more »

Valentines Crayfish and Avocado Brioche Rolls (made with love)

Valentines Crayfish and Avocado Brioche Rolls (made with love)

Don’t fancy splashing out, queuing for a table and joining the hoarde this valentines? Well I have a treat in store! If you haven’t been so fortunate to stumble across the joy of brioche crayfish stuffed rolls never fear, I am hear to awake you senses, tantalise your eyes and tickle your tastebuds. This recipe is inspired by the… Read more »

The Ultimate Single Girls Valentines

The Ultimate Single Girls Valentines

This year I am giving my cynical dislike of st Valentine the boot and bloody well embracing the love, in my own way. There is no reason that being single should mean relinquishing the most manufactured (ooops the cynic is slipping out) holiday in the western calendar. Why should the couples be the only ones… Read more »

Sunday Slurping at Shoryu Ramen, Kingly Court

Sunday Slurping at Shoryu Ramen, Kingly Court

Sunday is the day when I feel no shame (in fact often just a little bit of pride) in staying in my pjs until midday. Eating cake (like this tahini cake) and coffee for breakfast before finally emerging like a little mole searching for sunlight from my boudoir in search of more substantial nourishment. I… Read more »