Summery Eton Mess

Summery Eton Mess

Eton Mess isn’t necessarily the first thing that you’d think of as a light and totally moorish summer dessert. But here is a case where you can have your Eton Mess and eat it.

Eton Mess?
For the non British: Eton Mess derives its name from Eton college (known as the school of the British crème de la crème). It has been served at the annual Eton-Harrow cricket match since the 1930’s. Originally, it was a composition of strawberries and cream or ice cream. Meringue was only introduced in the 1970’s. Mess comes from the presentation of the dish. It might as well just be a gloriously messy Pavlova.

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Verry Berry Breakfast Parfait {gf/df}

Verry Berry Breakfast Parfait

We all have mornings where leaving the soft warm cocoon of our bed is a struggle – this transition to the harshness of the real world can be made a lot easier by the prospect of a delicious breakfast such as the sumptuous ‘Verry Berry Breakfast Parfait!

The blueberries and blackberries combined with a dash of citrus juice and zests lend it a wonderfully understated sweetness. The soy yogurt – making this a vegan delight – creates a beautiful creaminess that will leave you wanting more. It’s hard to believe that this parfait is actually good for you as it could easily be served as dessert – more about its health benefits below.  Continue reading “Verry Berry Breakfast Parfait {gf/df}”

Grilled Asparagus with poached egg, Parmigiano and truffle

Grilled Asparagus, poached egg, Parmigiano and truffle

The end of the asparagus season is approaching, last chance to post one of my favourite starters including this succulent vegetable. This recipe – or let’s rather call it an ingredient list – is prepared in 15 minutes, is bursting with health thanks to the asparagus and the poached egg and has an absolute WOW factor – one of my favourite dishes to serve at a dinner party or when in a rush.  Continue reading “Grilled Asparagus with poached egg, Parmigiano and truffle”