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Pak Choi & Chicken Noodle Soup + a long overdue catch up

Hello, it's been a very long time. I would love to say that I've been travelling the world, become a yoga teacher and have written a book but in reality, I've been travelling to work, have done yoga twice, three... Continue Reading →

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Sweet Potato and Pineapple Curry

It's currently 30ยฐC in Paris which is 86ยฐF for any American's currently reading, so quite frankly, it's far too warm to be writing about a hot curry I cooked the other night, but I'm doing it for you, out of... Continue Reading →

Ratatouille: One of life’s essential dishes

Ratatouille is one of my favourite meals of all time, and I'm fairly certain I do not stand alone when voicing this opinion. It's a meal that warms you from the inside out, it is staggeringly good for you, and... Continue Reading →

Warm Jerusalem artichoke salad and a word about the Women’s March on Paris

January 2017 is turning out to be an odd month. I've spent the first half celebrating the crap out of my sister's birthday, and the second half trying to conquer a cold before it's had a chance to properly take... Continue Reading →

New Years Day Feast Part 2: Roast Duck with roast sweet potatoes and port gravy

Roast Duck is a meal which I've wanted to cook for a while, and despite initially wanting to make it on the 30th December but couldn't due to fog (see Part 1), we moved our little Christmas to New Year's... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Day Feast Part 1: Pear and beetroot salad, plus a tale of the most tragic journey home

I've always found New Year's Day to be a bit odd. It always begins with one voice in my head telling me to spend the day getting over the festivities of the night before (i.e., playing Skyrim, drinking copious amounts... Continue Reading →

Lakaz Maman: A visit to Shelina Permalloo’s Mauritian Oasis (photos galore!)

The 19th December marked the beginning of Christmas 2016. I took the plane from Paris Orly to Southampton, and my mum was waiting for me at the Arrivals gate to take us both straight onto Lakaz Maman, the Mauritian restaurant... Continue Reading →

Why meat and fish have faded out of my grocery shop

If you've been reading my blog for some time, you'll know that I love cooking with vegetables. They're endlessly versatile, they bring colour to every dish, they're ridiculously good for you and over time, they've outgrown meat and fish as... Continue Reading →

Onion Soup: A French Classic

When the weather gets colder and the leaves begin to turn, it's time for a bowl of French onion soup and this year, I decided to finally learn how to make it. If you ask anyone here in Paris, they... Continue Reading →

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