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Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook?

Many people believe that they simply can’t cook and so they don’t even try. This is a great shame because cooking can be a great pleasure. Cooking occupies this weird mental space, especially in our chefutainment-obsessed culture. There’s almost a feeling floating around that you must be producing seven-course meals without breaking a sweat or […]

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The Secret To Cooking Without A Recipe

Do you feel intimidated by the idea of cooking without recipes? Don’t worry you are not alone! Last week I encouraged you to take baby steps with your home cooking. Here’s an easy first step for you: Learn how to make one simple dish from memory This is a fabulous way to start. It doesn’t […]

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The Biggest Pitfall Of Home Cooking (And How To Beat It)

If you’re not having much fun cooking meals at home it may be that you’re making this mistake. No, it’s not bad singing! It’s something far worse. Most people who give up on home cooking do so because they take it all too seriously and feel that they have to create a perfect dish every […]

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Two Easy Ways To Bring More Joy Into Your Kitchen

Many people tell me that they can’t be bothered to cook because it’s so much effort and then it disappears in 15 minutes leaving more work in the clearing up. One way to solve this is to shift the focus away from the actual food onto the people involved. You can do this one of […]

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Fast and Easy Rice

Here’s a quick and easy way to make rice that works perfectly every time. You can use exactly the same technique, with same ratio of 1 cup grain to 2 cups water, for quinoa, millet, buckwheat and other grains. Enjoy!

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Cauliflower and Chickpea Fritters

Happy New Year!!! I hope you enjoyed the holiday period, spending time with your family and are excited about the year ahead. Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? This year rather than set resolutions I’ve started the New Year with a spring clean getting rid of the old and making room for new things […]

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Ma Evans’ Nut Roast

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat! Have you started your countdown to Christmas? Do you have any family traditions? I grew up in England to a Brazilian father and Chilean mother so our Christmases tended to be eclectic. Once I become an adult and certainly after I moved to Spain, I started to […]

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How To Break Out Of A Cooking Rut

Are you stuck in a cooking rut always making your 3 favourite meals every week? If you’re like most mums I speak to you have a few go-to meals that you turn to when that 5pm panic hits and you have to get dinner on the table now. Perhaps you’re right in the middle of […]

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Easy Speedy Spinach and Bean Pasta

First of all some big news, I’m pregnant with my first child! As you can imagine I’m beyond happy, excited and grateful. It hasn’t been an easy journey to get here; I’ll share my story with you one day once my baby girl is delivered safe and sound in late March. Here’s a pic taken […]

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What to do when your little one will only eat pasta

One of my mum friends recently confided that her son refuses to eat anything but pasta. Young children have a natural instinct to avoid new tastes. Naturally, this used to serve the purpose of protection, so that children, when they begin to walk and wander off, won’t eat anything poisonous on the way. Eating pasta […]

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