Best Christmas Morning Bloody Mary

There are too few times in the year that having a breakfast cocktail while you’re wearing your pyjamas is ok. That’s why it’s so important to grab hold of the opportunities whenever they come and have a festive Bloody Mary to start the day off right. I’ve experimented with a few variations on this, and…

Roast Cauliflower

Serves 4. 205 calories per serving One of the tricky things about hosting Friends Christmas every year is that most of the people we’re cooking for are meat eaters. We know that vegetarian food can be every bit as varied and wonderful as more traditional meat based Christmas dinners – but every year we need…

Foraged Christmas Garland & Table Centrepiece

At home or at work I love the feeling of having successfully pulled off a project and made something from scratch. Every year we hand make Christmas tree decorations, but this time I wanted to combine my well documented love of foraging with the joy of hand making. It started with a forage. I went…

Baked Christmas Camembert & Orange Ricotta with Honey Figs

For me, baked cheese at the start of a meal, is ten times better than a standard cheese course at the end. Perfect for dipping bread in, this is the perfect kick off for any festive dinner party. What you need: A selection of semi soft cheeses. I’ve had best results with Ricotta, Camembert and goats…

Friends Christmas 2017

It’s the moooost glittery time, of the yeeeaarrr! Christmas is a time to be with the people you love, who ever they are. It can be the people you’re linked to be genetic chance, or the people whose relationships to you you’ve loving nourished and cultivated. I love friends Christmas as a chance to share…

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Lawrence’s birthday is in December, and mine is in August. For me birthdays have always been about days in the sun, and drinking before breakfast. Whilst the drinking part is fine, encouraged even, in December – I’m always looking for ways to inject some Winter Sun into this less than tropical time of year. Pineapple…

The Most Beautiful Christmas Fig Salad

Nutritional Information Serves 4. 200 calories per serving I’m always looking for ways to make Christmas dinners with my friends and family 10/10 beautiful, but only around 4/10 difficult, and with this really simple but undeniably beautiful salad, i’ve cracked it. What you need: 4 figs (I used 5, I bought a pack of 5…

Handmade Luxury Christmas Truffles

Nutritional Information:  Makes 30 with 112 calories each Over the years I’ve experimented more times than I can remember with handmade truffles as potential Christmas presents. I’ve literally got my hands dirty over and over again testing out one variation or another, and I can safely say (chocolaty hand on heart) that these are far…

Cinnamon & Salt Baked Christmas Kale

Calorie information – Serves 8 50 calories per serving   Kale is reasonably new to my life – I don’t have any childhood memories of being coerced into eating it, which means I’m happy to image it as a fun time snack now.   This is probably the easiest thing in the whole entire world,…

Low Fat Dauphinoise Potatoes

Nutritional Information: Serves 6. 232 calories per serving. I LOVE Dauphinoise Potatoes, and when I got serious about cutting calories and getting healthier, I thought they were lost to me forever. Happily everyone is wrong sometimes, and this time it was me. This recipe has fewer than half the calories of the traditional Dauphinoise Potatoes recipe that…