authentic penang curry

The Most Authentic Penang Curry You’re Likely to Find this side of Thailand (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo, can be Vegan)

As I mentioned in this piece, the cookery class we did in Chiang Mai was one of my main highlights from our recent family trip to Thailand. I especially enjoyed making curry paste from scratch, and learning all about the different spices and why they are used. I’m a sucker for a truly authentic Penang curry, and can never resist the dish if I see it on a menu. Making curry paste from scratch is a true labour of love Thai people heavily frown upon the use of food processors and blenders to make curry paste. Advocating instead, the old …

spring seasonal food

Spring Seasonal Food: What’s Best Right Now and 5 Super Easy Recipes (GF, DF)

March is one of my favourite months because Spring is officially in the air. The sun is shining, it’s getting a little warmer and the seasonal food is just wonderful. Eating seasonably couldn’t be easier in Spring time, here in the UK. Between our fabulous farmers markets, and special offers in the supermarkets, eating the seasons is great value too. Plus there’s no guilt attached to excessive food miles. Veggies at their best right now include leeks, kale, cauliflower, savoy cabbage and spring greens. So much potential for awesome dishes packed full of flavour, not to mention nutritional goodness.  Five …

paleo hidden veg pancakes

Paleo Hidden Veg Pancakes: 3 Ingredients, Super Healthy and No Sugar!

The idea of these paleo hidden veg pancakes might sound strange, but bear with me!  We adore eggs in my family. They make for a wonderful start to the day, and provide a great source of energy and nutrition. If I could give a person feeling the mid morning slump one piece of advice, it would be to switch to eggs for brekkie. As I wrote about in this post, a mostly protein based breakfast helps our bodies to start burning fat instead of sugar. Which is optimum for our health. My paleo hidden veg pancakes have just three ingredients, which …

chakra indian restaurant

Review: Chakra Indian Restaurant, Kingston-Upon-Thames #ad

**Disclaimer: I was invited for a complimentary meal at Chakra Indian Restaurant, Kingston in exchange for this honest review. All words and photos are my own. For my full disclosure policy, please click here. Classic Indian Dishes Alongside Unique Fusion and Epic Cocktails On the rare occasions my husband and I get to enjoy a meal without the little darlings, we go all out. Cocktails, loads of food, maybe even dessert. When you’re a parent, there is nothing quite like leisurely eating delicious food, safe in the knowledge that you aren’t going to be interrupted every three minutes. Chakra Indian Restaurant is situated …

The GAPS Diet: Is the Controversial Gut Healing Protocol Right for You?

Back in 2014, I was considered stark raving bonkers for even contemplating GAPS. But this is 2019 my friends, gut health is all the rage. Here’s the lowdown on me: I’m rarely ill, take zero medication and am generally in good spirits (even on bugger all sleep). Read on for everything you need to know before embarking on The GAPS Diet.