Ponte Nuovo, Croydon

Red wine in glasses on table

A few weeks ago we wanted to celebrate a friend’s birthday and after a bit of encouragement they finally agreed to head somewhere. After a pretty long time deliberating what food they fancied and the options available Ponte Nuovo was the spot decided upon as it allowed for a variety of types of food that […]

The Big Eat, Croydon

Croydon restaurant The Big Eat

Cheese. Pasta. Carbs. “Unhealthy food”. Give it to me. I love mac n cheese and burgers and therefore it seemed like a must to visit The Big Eat in Croydon as it claims to be an American Bar and Grill. It is pretty noticeable when you are going under Croydon Flyover as it is plastered […]

Lasagne With Yoghurt

I love a lasagne with all the cheesy joy and the hearty herb flavours running through the tomato sauce base but over the years my use of cheese has become a little excessive; the cheese sauce is more just like melted cheese and the amount that gets grated on top becomes one terribly oily puddle […]

Vegetable Packed Mac N Cheese

Side view of mac n cheese

Mac n cheese is a real comfort meal in the Cooking Up A Treat household but for something so comforting it actually involves more effort than the traditional thoughts of ‘comfort food’. It is the food of exhaustion but of wanting to reward and nourish, I suppose, and that makes those extra few moments of […]

Tomato Cous Cous With Halloumi

Tomato cous cous and cheese

It’s a weekday and you are absolutely knackered but want something tasty to eat? This cous cous is packed with vegetables, flavour and can go with a whole variety of things including halloumi to make a tasty meat-free dish or be loaded with even more vegetables, whilst taking the halloumi away, to make a super […]

Spanish Omelette

Just as the egg finished setting and the cheese started melting

Alright I will admit and acknowledge that this is by no means a traditional Spanish omelette and that claiming it is would be an insult on the “original” but this has the same themes and for lack of a better name that is the title we are going with. Egg based dishes are things that […]

Random Food I Have Eaten Recently

Egg noodles, beef strips and vegetables

There have been numerous times recently, in fact there are many weeks, where I either eat food from a generic chain that is not really worth doing a whole post on or my partner happens to have cooked the majority/all of the dish and therefore I cannot provide an accurate recipe. However, I love talking […]