The transition to fully-fledged gourmand occurred when I moved to London in my 20s. Being exposed to new and different cuisines ignited my desire to eat and cook exciting and interesting dishes. Trying new combinations and cooking with fresh and seasonal ingredients became my passion.
My food influences are far-reaching and, like a lot of cooks, draw on a wealth of different worldwide cuisines and inspirations to produce delicious dishes. I try to cook with the seasons and care deeply where my food comes from. I particularly love Thai, Moroccan, Middle-Eastern, Mediterranean and Spanish cuisine.
I lean towards healthy and vibrant food, but there is nothing off limits – that’s where the joy of eating lies. I could never say no to a golden caramelised apple tatin with vanilla ice cream, for instance. But I generally I want to eat food that makes me feel good and I believe taking control of our diet is crucial in our overall wellbeing: energy levels, weight, sleep and mood are all affected by what we consume. The recipes you will find here are what I love to eat – nutritious, uncomplicated, packed full of flavour and are certain to put a smile on your face.