Sunday Diary

So I am introducing a new segment to the blog which shows you some of my favourite ways to spend a Sunday! 

I think that in our hectic lives, it is hard to know how to unwind. I used to find it really hard to ‘switch off’ from work and get my much needed down time. So now I make a conscious effort to do stuff on Sundays that make me feel awesome! Sundays can sometimes feel a bit anti-climatic and depressing – but I have found recently that if I do stuff that re-energises me, then I start my week feeling really positive! This can range from anything like an outdoor adventure, an exercise class, pottering around the kitchen or just winding down with my favourite movie!

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Orzo and Vegetable Soup

So, I love Italy.

I love the history, the culture, the language, the climate, the people, the fashion and, of course, the food!

Rome, Siena, Venice, Naples, Florence, Arezzo…I would be hard pressed to choose my favourite part of Italy! All I know is that it is one of my most favourite places in the world.  Continue reading “Orzo and Vegetable Soup”

Potato, Aubergine and Spinach Spanakopita

A few years ago, I visited a food fair in London. At this fair, I stumbled across this wonderful little Greek stand. It was packed with plates of delicious Greek food, including this amazing pie made from spinach, feta and filo pasty. It was called Spanakopita and I was entranced.

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Potato and Leek Gratin

I recently had an insane craving for amazing potato gratin. The trouble is, traditional potato gratin is very calorific – all that cream and cheese and butter (nom). So I decided to try and make a healthier version. I was under no illusion that I could make it super healthy, but the version I came up with was tasty and healthier! Little changes can have a big impact!

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This afternoon I had a hankering for something sweet. I don’t always make desserts, but today was definitely a dessert day! Unfortunately there was nothing I could shovel straight into my mouth to satisfy my sweet cravings, so I decided to cobble something together.