Ham, Black Eyed Bean and Marinated Tomato Salad

As the autumn is in full swing the tomatoes this time of year aren’t at their best so marinating them really maximises their sweetness and it doubles up as a dressing. Pulses are so good for you and now you can buy them in tins they are really easy to drain and chuck into salads….

Sweet Potato and Parsnip Soup with Sage Grissini

So soup season has come back around. I really like soup as you can chuck in whatever you have left in the fridge. I had a couple of parsnips left over that were starting to go soft so I chucked them in too. I added in some curry powder and turmeric to stop it being…

Pot Roast Pheasant with Butter Beans and Chorizo

I love summer and I’m sad to see it go but on the other hand the produce this time of year is amazing. This one pot is so comforting and healthy. I find roasted pheasant a bit dry so pot roasting it keeps it really moist. The butter beans are so tasty and the chorizo…

Roasted Squash Salad with Toasted Cobnuts, Feta and Crispy Sage

So Autumn has arrived, I must say the colours on trees are beautiful. Warm oranges, bright reds and golden yellows. I think the squashes represent these colours so well. Cobnuts remind me Autumn too I love watching squirrels bury them away for the winter. I didn’t use much sage over the summer and I love…

End of Summer Chicken, Chorizo, Courgette and Tomato One Pot

We have been so lucky with our late summer vegetables this year. The tomatoes aren’t as sweet as the height of summer so they work really well being cooked. This is a light tasty one pot dinner using up the last bits of summer vegetables. The chorizo adds a really nice smokiness and meaty flavour….

Leftover Roast Lamb, Aubergine and Parmesan Bake

Lamb roast has to be one of my favourite dinners, but I don’t like the leftovers cold and I hate wasting food. I also like a parmigiana and thought lamb goes really well with aubergine. This recipe is really yummy and great way to use up leftovers. Ingredients 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 1…

Homemade Tomato Sauce and Cheese Nachos

As the summer was late and hot this year I still have some tomatoes left. They aren’t as sweet as they are in the height of summer so cooking them is a good idea. I had some tortilla wraps left over from my work lunches so decided to have a go at my my own…