Homemade Tomato Salsa

I didn’t realise how making my own salsa would taste so much better than the shop bought varieties and of course there isn’t any nasty preservatives or funky named substitutes in a homemade salsa. It is also so versatile you can add anything you want regarding the herbs and spices. This is perfect as a…

Black Pepper Watermelon and Lentil Salad with Grilled Manouri Cheese

This salad screams summer. Watermelon is delicious at the moment and it takes on black pepper perfectly. It’s a kind of sweet and sour salad with the balsamic vinegar, sweet melon and Creamy cheese. I started off safe with Greek cheese by sticking to the popular cheeses such as feta and halloumi. It’s amazing how…

Baked Paprika Chicken with Cumin, Orange and Olives

Yum! This dish has everything, spices, herbs, fruit and a delicious gravy. This is perfect for this time of year and the best part is you can just pop it in the oven and leave it to do it’s thing (maybe a glass of wine while you wait) I forgot how much I love orange…

Crispy Calamari with A Salt and Pepper Polenta Batter

I always order calamari when I’m out as long as it’s fresh. My favourite bits are the tentacles. It has to be a really crispy batter and have a good amount of seasoning. They key is for the oil to be smoking and to literally cook it for a max of 2 minutes. These were…

Smoked Salmon on a Fresh Green Bean Salad with a Horseradish Dressing

It’s so hot at the moment that sometimes you fancy something light and refreshing. This works perfectly as you have the different textures. Soft smoked salmon, crunchy and sweet sugar snap peas and peppery radish. It’s bright healthy and delicious. Ingredients Salad 1 pack of smoked salmon 100g sugar snap peas, sliced diagonal 50g French…

Pan Fried Hake on a Tomato and Chive Beurre Blanc Sauce

Amazing I can’t wait to have this again with different types of white fish. I saw this idea on Saturday kitchen. It looked so amazing I just had to try it. I tweaked it a little bit by adding fish stock instead of wine as I thought it would too be acidic, it worked perfectly….

Black Pudding Bon Bons

My husband loves black pudding and so do I to be fair. I think the reason I love it so much is because I love spices and black pudding has lovely earthy and warming spices to it. I am quite fussy with it though I’ve had a few bad ones where the iron flavour is…

Chinese Leftover Chicken, Sweetcorn, Egg and Noodle Soup

Chicken roast is so simple but probably my favourite roast of all time, I always have Yorkshire puddings and crispy roast potatoes and no veg 🫣. Chicken gravy is epic too if you use the chicken juices and a good quality stock. So after my roast I had a gorgeous carcass left and I always…

Very Simple Pea and Mint Dip

What else screams british summer apart from Pimms? Peas and mint! I made some black pudding Bon Bon’s (recipe to follow) and needed a really light dip to go with them. I didn’t have much in the kitchen but I did have peas in the freezer and mint in the garden. This was so easy…

Miso Tan Tan Ramen with Black Bean Pork

I had never heard of tan tan noodles before until I saw them on a program called great British takeaways. It got really good reviews from the public who ate it so I just had to give it a go. I started some research and came across a really good recipe that used soy milk…