My Gazpacho



I love this soup! It’s like a lazy salad in a cup! It’s amazing and so good for you. You can also change/ alter the ingredients to taste and even add chillies if you want.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 4 ripe good quality tomatoes ( I use vine  tomatoes)
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2-3 slices stale bread like sourdough or ciabatta
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • a sprinkle of dry oregano
  • a small bunch of flat leaf parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • water


  1. Chop everything roughly as if you are making a salad, into a large bowl. Add the bread in chunks, dress with salt and pepper, oil and vinegar and mix well.
  2. Cover with cold water about 1-2 inches above the veg. Cover with cling film and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  3. Blitz the soup with a blender, adjust the seasoning if needed and serve cold.


  • It’s great as a starter or on its own.
  • On hot days you might want to use some ice cubes with the water.
  • For a lighter version don’t put the bread in.

Spanish Tortilla

I based this recipe on Delia’s as I thought it sounded quite good. I was looking for a clean basic tortilla recipe and this one is really worth giving a go. You can eat tortilla hot or cold, as a main dish or started. I think they have it for breakfast in Spain. It’s also great with BBQ.

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Chicken Chorizo Rice

This was my attempt at “fishless paella” after I came back from a holiday in Calella, Spain. It turned out really well, but unfortunately we were so hungry we forgot to take a photo. I will cook this again and update with an image, meanwhile I have some photos from the holiday,  trying to catch the spirit. I hope you enjoy my recipe. I used Mark and Spensers’ wild and long grain rice mix and it was delicious!

chicken chorizo rice

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