Margarita

I love margaritas. I didn’t discover them until I had time to kill in an airport last summer – but I’m so glad they’re a part of my life now. Until then, somehow tequila had totally bypassed me – no teenage excesses in the park, or late nights licking salt off my hand and making questionable…

Low fat spanakopita

I really believe filo pastry is a diets’ best friend. All of the joy of pastry, almost non of the calories, it’s win win. And the little sheets of translucent pastry are just so lovely to work and make things with.   What you need: 500g fresh spinach 1 finely shopped shallot 6 spring onions…

Heritage tomatoes and garlic

This dish is so simple, but it’s absolutely wonderful. Everything melds to come together in a flavour combination that’s so intense and wonderful you’ll want to eat it none stop. It’s simple and comforting enough to be a quick weekend lunch, but it’s also impressive enough that I served it at the last dinner party…

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…

Chia Pots – The Perfect Office Breakfast

Makes 4 pots. 115 calories per pot (plus whatever fruit you add) Chia. Looks like frogspawn, tastes like pretty much anything you put in it, so you can make it as yum as you want. When I first started calorie counting, to get my BMI to a place the NHS would be happier with, I…

Wild Figs with Goats Cheese & Pomegranate Molasses

It’s no secret that ever since I found a fig tree growing near the entrance to another office on the road where I work I’ve become obsessed. I visit at least twice a week, climbing the wall, hanging off the gate, answering questions from the people who work in the office but never seem to…