I can not imagine a day of my life without a big bowl of salad. In fact if I miss a day of eating fresh vegetables or at least fruits I feel I have a lot less energy. Salad recipes are so easy and I believe you can make almost anything into a part of a salad. Regardless of what time of the day it is a nice bowl of fresh vegetables and fruits is always welcome. 


So when I was offered to create and a  Florette Salad recipe I was delighted. You can find it in most supermarkets and there are quite a few smaller shops that offer it as well. 



super bean salad


Here is the recipe, that I created. Its called Super Bean Salad 


1/2 bag of Florette Salad, I used the Classic Crispy one, that includes some of my favourite leafy greens.This bag includes Frisée, Lambs Lettuce and  Radicchio. They go perfectly on it’s own, but also make a nice base for your favourite salad combination.

I dress the leaves in a very simple dressing by using 2 part olive oil, one part apple cider vinegar and then adding some salt and freshly grounded black pepper to taste. Once you have made the dressing simply pour it over the salad leaves and mix well.

Then place it in your serving bowl.

In another dish choose your favourite beans. I use a combination of red kidney beans, borlotti beans,green beans and some sweetcorn. To dress them I added some fresh mint and and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Mix them and place them on the top of your leafy greens. Then to finish it you can add some mini red peppers which are a nice compliment to the beans.

The salad is complete and can be enjoyed just like that or you can also make it as a part of a meal.

florette salad recipe


I like to serve the salad with Ciabatta bread bruschetta. You can use any other kind, but this one goes nicely with it. To make the tomato bruschetta you need some fresh tomatoe, fresh basil, olive oil and a pinch of salt.Simply slice the tomatoes into thin slices, season them with place on the top of the slices of ciabatta.

Pour some olive oil on the bottom of a baking tray and then place the slices there.Put the oven on a medium heat of 150C and bake the bread for about 10-12 minutes until the tomatoes are cooked. Take out of the oven and sprinkle with fresh basil.


Eating fresh foods is vital for your overall health and well being and I highly recommend you trying as many salads as possible and exploring the endless possibilities of eating pants. 

You can see some more amazing  ideas and add Florette Salad recipes  to your weekly meals.Now it’s your turn. 


If you follow me on Instagram you might have noticed that this weekend I have been posting some photos with the amazing chef’s knives I got sent to review from Edge Of Belgravia. 

edge of belgravia knife set

As an experienced cook -over 12 years and counting I have to admit, I love a good knife. It makes all the difference when you can cut nicely and effortlessly, but above all use a stylish product as well. This is the first time I use designer knife and I am very impressed. The set I was sent is called “Precision”. It contains 4 knives, that you are very like to use daily. It includes; 

edge of belgravia knife set Precision Chef’s Knife (6″/15cm)-suitable for most cutting and slicing jobs

edge of belgravia knife set  

Precision Deba Knife (5″/12.5cm) -inspired by Japanese “Deba” knife-superb knife with exquisite clean cut

edge of belgravia knife set

Precision Bread Knife (6″/15cm)-excellent bread knife, nicely serrated knife to ensure airy soft bread slices of any kind

edge of belgravia knife set

Precision Paring Knife (6″/15cm)-this precision small knife can turn a strawberry or a lemon slice into a masterpiece.


Each knife has a very easy to hold handle with a stainless steel blade, which is designed by the London designer Christian Bird. Personally I find each knife very easy to handle and incredibly comfortable to cut with. I have been using them for just about a week now and I can recommend them as a Christmas gift idea for a any enthusiastic cook. It would make a wonderful gift for anyone who consider themselves to be a “foodie”.

You can see more details about the Precision knife set here.




edge of belgravia knife set

The best part about the knives is that they are displayed in this unique Black Diamond stand. This shiny knife block would love lovely on any worktop by adding edge and modern twist to any kitchen. I am looking forward to filling up the other spaces on my knife block as for now it sits proudly beside my Vitamix where I make our morning smoothie. The small paring knife is perfect for peeling my ginger, which I add every morning to the blueberry smoothie I make. But now I want to share with you a recipe, that I made this weekend with the help of the Edge of Belgravia knives. 



Mediterranean Butter Bean Stew


 mediterranean butter bean stew

Here is what you need 

  • 1 small onion
  • 1/2 leek
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 10 mushrooms of your choice (nicely chopped)
  • 1 pecorino red pepper (or 4-5 small pecorino pepper) 
  • 1 cup of cooked butter beans (about 200 gr)
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper 
  • Bay leaf
  • Oregano
  • Parsley
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • A pinch of cinnamon
  • Fresh basil for serving 

I enjoy cooking in a clay dish. Even if takes a bit longer, the taste is well worth the effort. Simply chop everything and place it into your dish. Add all the seasoning and mix well. Place into a medium heat fan oven (around 150 C) and let it cook for about 2 hours. You can use the same ingredients and adapting it to be make onto the cooker as it will be very fast. The dish is versatile, as it can be served with rice, potatoes, pitta bread or you can make nice wraps with it for your lunch box. 

Serve with fresh basil and some of your favourite salad on the side. 

 edge of belgravia


Overall I am impressed and I love my modern Edge of Belgravia knife set, which sits beautifully on my quite traditional kitchen worktop. It was a pleasure to review this knife set and I am looking forward to making more nice things using the knives. 

I would recommend this set to anyone, who loves cooking and likes contemporary style. Edge of Belgravia offers some other sets, which offer an exquisite choice. Please click here to visit their website

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One of the biggest blunders of modern medicine is how it deals with chronic illnesses.It is no different when it comes to Multiple Sclerosis, which is another disease with unknown cause, cure or treatment.No matter what is your opinion on the matter you can find enough evidence to support it but that means nothing for those who have suffered from it and for those who continue to feel the common and not so common symptoms of it. 

Meet Vincent Stephens- a man who managed to leave the wheelchair, the tremors, the double vision and a whole other list of discomforts behind. He found a way to control his Multiple Sclerosis and now he is sharing his story with the world. 

From volunteering to take every possible drug that “MIGHT” help to pouring all of the pills down the toilet, Vincent has truly been through some incredible trials and tribulations. He knew that the drugs were making him worse. The medical establishments still doesn’t have a cure or any form of strategy that is actually designed to help people get better. It is mainly focused on giving the patients every possible and “approved” medication or treatment with no clear understanding of the illness. 

Nothing is easy. But that is OK. You can handle it 

Can you picture this scenario-young, talented, driven person and out of a sudden you are diagnosed with one of the most uncontrollable illnesses by the medical establishment. Vincent might have seemed like your boy next door with his music and love for cars, but deep down he has everything that he needed to “control” Multiple Sclerosis and take his health in his own hands. 

It is critical to know that your body can be healthy again by given the appropriate care and nutrients with the right attitude. 
Reading Vincent’s book has made me realize how much power we are programed to give away to strangers. We give away the one thing that is our birthright -the ability to control our health and ultimately our body. Reading Vincent’s book has make me understand how much more goes on in person’s life when they have a illness that is under researched. The medical professionals  provide the patients with information and treatments, that bring more pain and in many cases make matters worst. 

Before I continue any further I want to mention that neither Vincent Stephens Jr nor I are medical professionals and the information provided in this article  is for educational purposes only and I highly recommend you to follow your own research and intuition in any action that you take regarding your wellbeing

Vincent in my eyes is a person who has taken the time to know his body so well. No matter what his doctors, friends and family said, he took the time and the energy to go through the pain of change and get on the other side. 

I admire the determination and  attitude that makes me believe that almost everything is possible.one victim's story vincent stephens jr


In his book“Multiple Sclerosis-One Victim’s Story” Vincent tells you his story like it is. I was able to feel his pain and despair, but I was also able to feel his hunger to become healthy again. Things like discomfort, social inadequacy, resentment and anger are very normal if you are ill. Vincent’s attitude despite all of them shows results that are admirable and possible. 

I would recommend Vincent’s book to anyone, whether you have so called autoimmune disease or not.The information regarding the stages of the illness, how it affects you, your loved ones, how the medical professionals treat you is very valuable and in my opinion there is so much more to be done regarding helping people to be healthy. 

Controlling multiple sclerosis is a journey that one has to decide to take and with Vincent’s helpful information the book is an excellent read that also offers a practical advice. 

In conclusion I would add that Vincent in my eyes is anything but a victim. His attitude, perseverance and determination inspires me. I am honored to have the opportunity to share his story with you.

Please feel free to visit his website and read further or follow his updates on Facebook.