Molicero, Croydon

Tea and cake is pretty much always a winner in my books. It is even more of a winner when the cafe is a quiet place, the prices are decent, the portions are generous and the staff have a smile on their face. That in short is why I love Molicero a Portuguese cafe on […]

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 […]

Puff Pastry Pizza

Puff pastry, tomato, mushroom, olive and cheese pizza

Pizza is up there as one of the foods of the gods, nearly up there with mac n cheese but not quite, but sometimes I find that store purchased or takeaway pizza leaves me feeling a little deflated and heavy stomached. Having said that the pizza is always worth that feeling afterwards because helloooo comforting […]

Spinach And Kale Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Looking at my images of this mac ‘n’ cheese I realise I am an incredibly messy cook that managed to splatter stuff everywhere and cause spinach leaves to go rogue. Perhaps I can also blame it on the phone camera, something I am hoping to eliminate from my endless blog issues sooner rather than later, […]

Meadow’s Fresh Beetroot Salad and Coleslaw

Making coleslaw and beetroot salad yourself is fairly easy but sometimes there just is not enough time in a day or you know you are going to be short on energy. When I grabbed both of these in Lidl it was because I wanted to have them that evening and knew that after doing all […]

Braemoor Garlic Chicken Kievs

I really have been all about simplicity recently and I wish I could say being simple meant being healthy but in this case it does not. There are far worse things than a garlic chicken kiev but in terms of being processed this certainly is not great. But obviously it depends what you eat it […]

Jazz Up A Pizza Base

I have such a one track mind. It is always on food. Mainly cheese, crumpets and pizza. I just cannot help it. I am one of those people that just constantly thinks about bad things. I do get a craving for salads and vegetables too but I act upon those a lot less frequently. But […]