Tuna And Spinach Risotto

Rice dish with tuna and spinach

We reached that point in the Cooking Up A Treat household where the ingredients to make a full meal were starting to run a little low and I decided to go a bit rogue by creating a tuna and spinach risotto. It might seem a little out there but, especially when combined with all the […]

Broccoli, Pea and Mint Risotto

Vegetable risotto with breaded cod

I am not really a huge fan of peas or mint but recently I wanted to use up some breaded fish fillets but was not feeling chips so opted to do a risotto. The idea of also having a meal full of greenery was pretty appealing as the remains of a chest infection has lingered […]

The Dock, Cardiff Bay

There is a lot of history in Cardiff and not just the obvious and visible things like the castle but also the bay has a lot of immigrant history that my historian partner was keen to tell me about as he suggested we walk down to the bay from the city centre. As always walking […]

ASDA Extra Special Melting Layer Smoked Haddock Fishcakes

When our ASDA shopping was delivered the other day we were more than delighted by what our really cheap and simple fishcakes had been substituted with. You normally end up with something slightly different or perhaps one notch up but instead we went from the cheapest chilled fishcakes in the store to some Extra Special […]

Lighthouse Bay Salmon Fillets

The full name of these Lighthouse Bay fillets is a bit of a mouthful so please excuse making them sound a little less interesting in the title but “Two salmon fillets with a classic salt and pepper dusting” was hardly a winning catchy title either. But with a name like that I was a lot […]

Tackling Public Eating Anxiety: Adulis – Eritrean Restaurant (Review)

Making friends and being ‘cool’ in social situations has never really been my specialism. Instead I have often surrounded myself with a small group of people, hidden alone in a corner or kept myself on social media. Over the years I have built up a really good group of online friends. Some of them are […]

Vegetable risotto with cheese bake

A simple vegetable risotto with a breadcrumbed cheese bake (to make up for not having any cheese to put in the risotto).

Spring Rolls

Crispy and oven cooked homemade vegetable spring rolls. Recently it felt like I was falling into the trap of always making and eating the same things and it was making me feel pretty sad around the kitchen. And to make matters worse I kept wanting to get a takeaway but that would involve spending a […]

Grosvenor Fish Bar – Norwich

Earlier this month I went on a little city break to Norwich. I was desperate to get out of London for a while and go to somewhere pretty cheap that I hadn’t visited before. The weather there was glorious and as we opted for there instead of a seaside town because it was a direct […]

An Update And A Return

I feel like I have let you all down. I disappeared without a trace for months on end and honestly have no good reason for it at all. I have gone to restaurants, tried out new recipes and discovered a collection of new brands, flavours and ingredients. A stand out is a South African pub […]