Lean, Mean, High Protein Omelette

I eat omelettes a lot. For breakfast, lunch and post gym workouts. They are so versatile that you can adjust and personalise them as you wish. Add meat or fish and they are very high in protein, contain good fats and I also chuck in a load of green veg and mushrooms too. You can…

Francis Mallmann 1884 Mendoza, Argentina

From start to finish this was one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. We had been wine tasting in the day (Ampora Wine Tours – very highly recommended) where we visited 4 vineyards in total and had a rather large 6 course tasting lunch at about 3pm so despite being extremely excited…

Goan Coconut Fish Curry

Healthy comfort food doesn’t get a lot better than a homemade coconut fish curry. This is how I do it: Ingredients: 2 grated large white onions 5-6 cloves of garlic 2 red hot chillies, deseeded if you do not like it very hot 2-3 cm cube piece fresh ginger 2 teaspoon ground turmeric 2 teaspoon…

Perfect Pink Duck Breast with Garlic Mash

This is quite a rich recipe but a delicious one. Ideal for a dinner party or a date night at home. We’ll start with the mash. Preferably maris piper or desiree potatoes. First get 5 whole garlic cloves (skin on) and very gently infuse 250g of good quality salted butter with the garlic. Put in…

Dinerama

Dine-erama! Buzzing, fun, Shoreditch street food/pop-up collaborative venue. Full of tasty food stalls, bars and cocktail units, this place has something for everyone. Grab a mojito or a Frontier/Sierra Nevada beer from the bar and then mingle on the stalls or peruse the plethora of varied food options: Birdbox has some great rotisserie chicken spinning…

Healthy Post-Gym Chicken Salad

Great for a healthy lunch or light summer dinner, I often have this as a quick post-gym meal to get a good amount of protein and vegetables in my system. Start by oven roasting some peppers. Cut into large pieces, cover with olive oil, salt & pepper and add a few whole garlic cloves. Place…

Aubergine Parmigiana (and Ragu)

This is my take on both a bolognese (ragu) sauce as well as aubergine parmigiana. First, get some good quality beef mince, roughly 100g per person. You need to brown the mince well. This will add both a richer colour and more flavour. Once the mince has turned from red to grey quite often there…

Flesh and Buns

Flesh and Buns just do what they do well. Soft, steamed buns filled with crispy delicious meats. Everything is crispy! Crispy squid, wings, pork, duck, even fried mackerel. That said it doesn’t leave you feeling overly unhealthy at the end. The meat and fish is clearly of a good quality and the fat is treated…

Roast Lamb

You can easily make melt in the mouth crispy (on the outside), tender (on the inside), shredded roast lamb at home. The most important ingredient is the quality of the meat. Go to a good local butcher and get a decent 2-3kg joint if you can. Somewhere like Ginger Pig is up there with the…

Summer Salmon Salad

This is a great light summer salad for a dinner, weekend lunch or post gym meal. Start by placing a couple of Salmon fillets in an aluminium foil parcel with lemon, olive oil, white wine, parsley and salt and pepper. It will gently steam in the parcel for 8-10 mins in a pre-heated oven on…