Chicken Laab Lettuce Wraps

This dish takes me back to Thailand every time I make it. I know exactly where I was, it was in paradise park farm. They had quite birds that you could feed and few other animals.The pool which we ended up using a few times is amazing it’s an infinity pool up in the hills…

Leftover Roast Lamb Stew

I really like leftover lamb as it has loads of flavour and can be turned into anything like a shepherd’s pie right through to a spicy curry. This one was nice and easy and we had a dinner and another one is in the freezer. I really like to add marmite to dark stews in…

Tenderising Pork Brine

This is the equivalent to buttermilk chicken. I always think pork chops can be a little bit stringy and slightly chewy. I don’t like eating pork pink so this is such a good way to keep the pork nice and moist without worrying about cooking it too much. You can put any aromatics in it….

Smoked Salmon Pasta with a Caper, Lemon and Parsley Sauce

This is such a great dinner when your tired and just want something tasty and quick. The sauce is great and skinny as you don’t use milk or cream. The flavours are classic, I am so partial to a bit of 80’s parsley sauce and just spruced it up. Ingredients Directions

Cumin Beetroot and Lentil Salad with a Harissa and Orange Dressing

Lightly spiced beetroot on earthy lentils all topped off with a zingy and spicy fragrant dressing. I love summer but I also love this time of year with comforting food and warming spices. This is a yummy Middle Eastern flavoured salad all the flavours are already married together and are well tested and enjoyed. Ingredients…

Curried Parsnip Soup with Parsnip Crisps

Soup glorious soup. So today it is raining very heavily and I had my flu jab yesterday so I’m feeling a bit achey. To make everything better I made myself a delicious bowl of spicy comforting soup. Parsnips make any soup seem really creamy, silky and smooth. The spices in this are delicious, so warming…

Cottage Pie with a Cauliflower Mash Topping

As a child cottage pie was my favourite dinner apart from roast lamb. I wanted to spruce it up a bit so I added some wild mushrooms, fresh herbs and marmite. As cauliflower is in season now I decided to have a go at making mash, it worked a treat I actually preferred it on…

Hoisin and Soy Sauce Tempeh Noodle Salad

It’s time for some tempeh again. I went down the Asian route again as I love it so much as the tempeh really soaks up the yummy flavours. Next time I’m going to go down a different route I think. I always keep a bag of edamame beans in the freezer and just rinse them…

Herby Sausage Pizza

So I’m trying to empty the freezer and had some sausage meat and black pudding hanging around. I love black pudding and decided it would be nice on a pizza, you get pepperoni right, this is just our version. It was so yummy I did add some extra oregano as I have recently been to…

Roasted Spiced Squash with Harissa Yoghurt

I got this idea from a Yotam Ottolenghi recipe I saw on Saturday kitchen. I love his recipes they have soooo much flavour. Middle Eastern flavours are so delicious. My friend is Israeli and she goes home with her kids for the summer, I get so jealous of her foodie pics they make me drool…

Tuna and Sweetcorn Potato Skins

I love jacket potato as you can literally put anything on them. I love a certain brand of baked beans with cheese on top. (If they are good enough for our queen consort Camilla, they are good enough for me 😉) My hubby Paulie doesn’t like beans so I had to try something else. Tuna,…

Roasted Vegetables on Couscous with a Zaatar Dressing

This is an easy dish as I just bought some prepared mixed vegetables from the supermarket and put them in the oven. Couscous is easy to make too. I love couscous and Zaatar together it tastes so exotic and the flavours are so layered. This is just a yummy dish packed full of flavours. Ingredients…