foodie for thought

Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. ~Voltaire
Lunch at Cafe Boheme, Soho. 

Juicy leg of lamb accompanied by aubergine and baby spinach. This is my new favourite dish on the menu and is the best lamb I’ve ever tasted, hands down. If you don’t normally eat lamb I urge you to change that just for this dish. 

Not only is the food great but the restaurant itself is a delightful French bistro slap bang in the middle of bustling Soho but you feel like you’re tucked away in a charming area of Paris, perfect for one of our many rainy days in England. A big thumbs up for me. And don’t forget to try the creme brûlée here either, to die for. 

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Lunch at Cafe Boheme, Soho.

Juicy leg of lamb accompanied by aubergine and baby spinach. This is my new favourite dish on the menu and is the best lamb I’ve ever tasted, hands down. If you don’t normally eat lamb I urge you to change that just for this dish.

Not only is the food great but the restaurant itself is a delightful French bistro slap bang in the middle of bustling Soho but you feel like you’re tucked away in a charming area of Paris, perfect for one of our many rainy days in England. A big thumbs up for me. And don’t forget to try the creme brûlée here either, to die for.

takemebacktoparisfoodieforthought

Dinner tonight. My version of creamy mustard and tarragon chicken, accompanied by rice and peas. 
Gently fry diced onions, add seasoned chicken till brown then add 200g of half fat creme fraiche to the pan along with mustard and tarragon with a squeeze of lemon. Cook until sauce is bubbling. 
Serve with fluffy rice and veg of your choice! 
Voila, simple, healthy, filling food. 

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Dinner tonight. My version of creamy mustard and tarragon chicken, accompanied by rice and peas.
Gently fry diced onions, add seasoned chicken till brown then add 200g of half fat creme fraiche to the pan along with mustard and tarragon with a squeeze of lemon. Cook until sauce is bubbling.
Serve with fluffy rice and veg of your choice!
Voila, simple, healthy, filling food.

Gettingbackintocookingfoodieforthought

They may not look like a masterpiece but here’s my homemade courgette fritters. Grated courgette, flour and Parmesan and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side. So easy and delicious. Courgette is my favourite ingredient at the moment, is so versatile and really makes a meal.

They may not look like a masterpiece but here’s my homemade courgette fritters. Grated courgette, flour and Parmesan and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side. So easy and delicious. Courgette is my favourite ingredient at the moment, is so versatile and really makes a meal.

My take on meat free Mondays. Couscous with grated courgette, peas, fried onions, creme fraiche and parmesan. Amazingly yummy.

My take on meat free Mondays. Couscous with grated courgette, peas, fried onions, creme fraiche and parmesan. Amazingly yummy.

Something a bit different here. Bhalla Papdi Chaat - Lentil Dumplings, Crisp Fried Wafers, Chickpeas and Potatoes with Tangy Yoghurt Sauce and Tamarind and Mint Chutneys

Something a bit different here. Bhalla Papdi Chaat - Lentil Dumplings, Crisp Fried Wafers, Chickpeas and Potatoes with Tangy Yoghurt Sauce and Tamarind and Mint Chutneys

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Pluot Puff Pastries with a Cinnamon Shortbread Crumb Topping.
Bring on the winter just for these puddings. 

Pluot Puff Pastries with a Cinnamon Shortbread Crumb Topping.

Bring on the winter just for these puddings. 

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Greek Yoghurt Chicken Salad Appetisers.
Love a bit of finger food. 

Greek Yoghurt Chicken Salad Appetisers.

Love a bit of finger food. 

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Super nachos. Complete with beef, guacamole, sour cream, jalapenos, salsa and the all important tortilla crisps.
These were gone in ten minutes. 

Super nachos. Complete with beef, guacamole, sour cream, jalapenos, salsa and the all important tortilla crisps.

These were gone in ten minutes. 

Poached Lobster, Lemon Vinaigrette, Pickled Rhubarb, Sugar Snap Peas, Red Watercress, Avocado, Tarragon Yoghurt and Candied Peanuts. 
What a super salad.

Poached Lobster, Lemon Vinaigrette, Pickled Rhubarb, Sugar Snap Peas, Red Watercress, Avocado, Tarragon Yoghurt and Candied Peanuts. 

What a super salad.

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