Festive Celery and Chestnut Soup

Celery and Chestnut Soup - Chocolettecooks
Celery and Chestnut Soup

There is nothing more comforting during the over-indulgent festive season than a mug of steaming, hot soup. Having had my work Christmas party last week and over doing it on several team lunches (Hawksmoor and The Green Room to name but a few), I was craving some simplicity in the form of a comforting mug of soup. Continue reading

Galettes Bretonnes

Galette Bretonnes
Galette with Ham, Egg and Cheese

A boozy trip to the Breton city of Rennes several years ago was memorable for so many reasons and not least the Galettes Bretonnes. After several days of existing on croissants and liquid refreshment (we were students at the time), we decided to sample these Breton favourites on the very last day of our trip. Continue reading

Uovo da Raviolo

 

Raviolo making
Raviolo making

 

I received a new pasta machine recently as a gift from my amazing mother and one thing that I have been eager to make for years and years is ravioli! More specifically, Uova da Raviolo, which is, essentially, a filled pasta with a raw egg yolk inside which oozes out when the pasta is cooked and acts as a delicious rich sauce (*insert Homer Simpson drool sound here*). It’s one of those dishes that is made to impress and perfect for a dinner party or a romantic dinner for two.

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Superfood Smoothie Bowl

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Sometimes it’s time to lay off the fry-ups and introduce some semblance of health into your diet and this month I have been trying to do just that with my breakfast routine, at least during the week. As I’m working on my portfolio from home this month, it’s very easy for me to whip up a smoothie bowl out of any ingredients that I have in the house and this one has become one of my favourites. Continue reading