Lemon Sole on Polenta with a Warm Sweetcorn Salsa

It’s corn as the song goes. I totally agree it’s juicy and sweet. I had a love hate relationship with polenta and stayed away from it for awhile but decided to try it again thanks to A well known yellow and blue supermarket that has themed country weeks. Yes I like it again and realise…

Chicken, Broccoli and Pancetta Pasta Bake

There is something comforting about a pasts bake and this one is yummy. Who doesn’t love chicken and bacon as a combo (unless you don’t eat meat 😂) well I love chicken, bacon and pasta so winner winner chicken dinner for me. I added in the broccoli to cut through the saltiness of the stock…

Chorizo and Chickpea Salad with a Lemon and Dill Dressing

This is such a versatile salad and the bonus is its healthy, colourful and very tasty. The dill and lemon together are so fresh, it works so well with the chickpeas and chorizo. I have learnt a tip with chickpeas, once drained I gave the a good rub and then pick off as many skins…

Keema Goat Mince Lettuce Wraps

I really wanted to try goat and thought mince would be a good introduction. It really took on the spices well and is so lean a bit like venison. This was so delicious and the lettuce leaves made it feel light and fresh. I have a couple of go to stir fried mince recipes from…

Homemade Piccalilli

So I’m making use of the summer vegetables and pickling everything. I love piccalilli so thought I’d have ago at my own. The agonising part is I have to wait a month before I try it. I added extra mustard powder as I like a quick in mine. At least it will be ready for…

Courgette, Pea and Spinach Soup

So I had a lonely courgette in the fridge and the temperature is getting cooler now so I decided to go for soup as I always have frozen spinach and peas so decided to chuck them in with the courgette. This was fresh and very quick to make and of course Uber healthy. Ingredients Directions

Thai Rice Salad with a Crispy Egg

So I had some leftover rice which was cold so I decided to do a rice salad. All I had in the fridge was a few mushrooms, an egg, a sweet baby pepper and a shallot. I decided to go down the Thai route as I had no protein and Thai works really well as…

Tomato baked Gnocchi with Parsley and Sun Dried Tomato Breadcrumbs

Sometimes it’s so nice to have comforting and familiar flavours. That’s exactly what this does it makes you want to curl up even though it’s summer. I love the contrast of all the different textures of the humble tomato, tinned and fresh in the sauce then dried in the breadcrumbs. Then you’ve got the added…

Spiced Garlic and Dill Pickled Radishes

It’s that time of year where I am doing batches of pickling the summer vegetables while they are still fresh. These radishes look so pretty in the jar and I have used my go to spiced recipe I use it for all sorts it is also great with courgettes. Ingredients For the Pickling Liquid Directions

Feta, Olive and Tomato Salad with a Herb and Lemon Dressing

I got some really good quality feta cheese and olives from a farmer’s market so I wanted to use them in a simple way. The dressing matches the flavours perfectly. I didn’t toss the feta or olives in the dressing as I wanted to keep their flavour fresh. All the other ingredients really complimented everything….

Japanese Kimchi and Miso Pancake

I love kimchi, Miso and Pancakes so why not bring them all together, the result magical! It’s also great as you just chuck your favourite vegetables into a bowl an fold to combine. This had so much flavour and was nice and filling. I squeezed hoisin over mine but you could use sriracha, mayo soy…