Chole Chaat

Chole Chaat

Sort of.

You’ve probably heard the news by now that lovetomtomHQ has a new member, baby Lucille. I started this post while I was waiting for Lucille to arrive but I got rather distracted and never posted it! I can say now that Lucille is here I’m so glad I included this dish in my batch cooking! I hope you like it as much as I do. Continue reading


Paris in the Autumn


Again & Again & Again

If you follow me on social media you would have seen I recently packed my bags and hit the skies for, you guessed it, Paris. It is hard not to return time and time again and as if the croissants weren’t calling me enough I had the extra excuse of attending the Christian Dior, The Designer of Dreams exhibition to make the trip even more worthwhile. Continue reading

Fat Bomb

Recipe of the month

Fat Bomb

This little rectangle of delight has turned into an old favourite at lovetomtom HQ. What started out as a ketogenic snack has now turned into my version of a Cacao & Peanut Butter Fat Bomb. The perfect thing to get me through my sweet cravings and trust me there are many!

If you follow me on social media you may have heard me talk about these before but it is such an easy tasty recipe I felt it deserved its own video!

I should have mentioned in the video above that the one downfall to this recipe is that they don’t travel very well. It is not a huge problem for me as honestly as they go from the freezer to my mouth so no time to worry about taking them anywhere else! If you do want to make them keep their shape for as long as possible try mixing all the ingredients together instead of layering it like I do with mine.

I hope you enjoy and if you want to see more of what I get up to in the kitchen leave a comment below.



Green soup

Green Soup


It’s time to get back into sharing some of my favourite recipes and this month’s #ROTM is a doozy! Winter means soup for me but I have to say as fond as I am of soup I can sometimes get bored so I was thrilled to discover this Rosemary Ferguson recipe. The title says it all really; this soup is green. Green and delicious! I was sceptical at first but I decided to go with it.

Basically there is a whole lot of green in this soup. Courgettes, broccoli, kale, lime, a few  herbs, coriander, ginger, turmeric and of course garlic and salt. Click here for all the recipe details.

Super easy and super tasty. If you’re a fan of soup you need to give this a go. The crisp, citrus flavour of the lime against the vegetables provides a fresh but hearty soup and a new favourite for the winter months.




Beans and three veg


When a good recipe gets better!


A little while ago I discovered this great Puy Lentil Shepherd’s Pie recipe from the whole ingredient. My mouth was watering just reading the recipe and I’m glad to say I wasn’t disappointed! I’ve made it a few times now. So much so that I almost know the recipe off the top of my head and that’s why it is this week’s #ROTW.


I’ll be honest, I’ve made the odd change here and there. For example, sometimes I use kale instead of spinach, add courgettes, swap potatoes for sweet potatoes, use kidney beans instead of lentils, basically it’s whatever I have in the kitchen. This recipe tastes so good it doesn’t matter what’s going in!

One night while I was stuffing my face with this dish, I had a thought. It’s so good I wanted to eat more of it, so just to mix things up a bit I decided to turn it into a version of enchiladas.


I did everything the same as the Puy lentil shepherd’s pie recipe except I ditched the potatoes and cooked off the juices a bit more so as they weren’t too soggy. I served it with green beans with a dash of olive oil and lemon juice. You could serve it with anything really, sour cream, guacamole, salsa or a salad.

Although my enchiladas were tasty, they didn’t feel as nutritious as the shepherd’s pie. It may have had something to do with the mountain of cheese I put on top but it was delicious all the same!


Whether it’s shepherd’s pie or enchiladas, this is a great recipe that is a winner in the lovetomtom household so I’ll be making it again and again and again!