English black kale obsession from Staples British Farm!

Did you know that kale is one of the oldest brassicas proudly sitting alongside cabbage, brussels sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower?  The vegetable we know today is more than 2,000 years old and until the end of the Middle Ages, kale was one of the most common green vegetables eaten across Europe.  At Maple & Co,…

2018 Festive Canapés

Mushroom Pate on a Purple Potato Chip (gf, df, ve) Makes 30 canapes 300-400g purple potatoes (size should be suitable for canapé rounds) 1 tbsp olive oil ½ tsp flaked sea salt   250g cherry tomatoes 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves (and or rosemary) 1 tsp flaked sea salt and 1/2…

Training for better running!

We’ve recently spent a lovely Sunday morning with one of our most favourite super people – Tameka Small.  We love working out with her whether it’s at the new experimental studio Factory 45 or with one of her pop-ups at Maple & King’s.  Her energy is infectious and she makes working out fun so when we…

How and Why to Give Tofu a Try!

I’ve had some insanely busy past few weeks but I always enjoy preparing delicious and easy Buddha bowls – this time it’s with Tofu!   Many people don’t like tofu mainly because tofu on its own has little to no taste. I’ve grown up eating tofu and eating all types of tofu (yes, there are different types!)…

My Maple Valentines…

Although Valentine’s can be a bit cliche, I still love it! It’s a great reason to enjoy delicious food with friends, family and loved ones and enjoy some chocolate, strawberries and roses. Below are the sweet and savoury strawberry recipes I shared on this week’s Sunday Brunch show. This Valentine’s week is a particularly special…

Cosy up Après-Ski Canadian Style

We had been planning the Canadian Après Ski segment on Sunday Brunch including all the recipes, set design and even my outfit but we could have never planned the SNOW! Yes, it snowed in London, England and it was perfectly beautiful to go with with your Ski themed show. Here are my favourite recipes from…

Cooking for Mel C, Stephen Merchant and Aisling Bea!

I’ve just had one of the most busiest and fun weekends! With my hubby’s hotel opening in Kingston, we spent the entire Saturday tasting the restaurant’s new menu (yum).  Then it was onto Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch on Sunday starting with hair and makeup at 6am then cooking for singer Mel C  and comedians Stephen Merchant…

Rosemary Carrots, Apples and Maple Balsamic. Falling for autumn…

I’ve been so excited to see all the autumn vegetables and fruits! And who doesn’t love roasted root vegetables – crispy on the outside and sweet and fluffy on the inside.   I picked up these beautiful carrots with the tops still on and paired them with some crimson red radicchio and endives leaves. With carrots, I…

Why should I choose healthier snacks?

How often do you have a delicious but nutritious snack or treat during your break from a long day at work? So often, we find ourselves busy, tired, stressed, rushing, and constantly on the move. But when have you actually stopped to think about that raspberry muffin or that chocolate croissant you quickly grab in the…

The secret to my mother in law’s samosa recipe…

Turmeric and it’s super healing anti-inflammatory properties is all the rage right now – from Turmeric Spiced Latte, Golden Milk, our own Maple & Fitz’s Bunny Run.  One of my favourite turmeric dishes however is this savoury and spicy chicken recipe which comes from my lovely mother-in-law who had it passed down from three generations before…