Naked Noodle Pots

Multiple pots of naked noodles

When it comes to lunch, I am terribly lazy and claim to be too busy to stop and eat something. To some extent the statement is true and especially as everybody else flocks out of their offices around the same time to queue at the microwave and get all the condiments in sight and reheating […]

Café Adagio, Croydon 

Soup and bread roll

My partner and I love a trip to Café Adagio on Lower Addiscombe Road here in Croydon. It is our very most local independent cafe and happens to be run by a really love guy. In fact my partner likes it so much he sometimes goes there without me to sit and read his book! There […]

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 […]

Restaurants I Want To Visit In 2018

There is nothing quite like a good meal out. Sitting at a table with your loved one, friends or family with some enjoyable drink in hand (preferably a few cocktails or a bottle of wine) and tasty food to enjoy placed in front of you with the time to sit and chat without going to […]

Wagamama, Croydon

Seafood noodle dish with greens

There are a number of restaurants that people always pull a face at when I say I have never gone to it before; Wagamama was always one of them. For a long time Nandos was another (even then I have only gone to Nandos once and it was when I was a vegetarian and therefore […]

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 […]

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 […]