Red Wine and Chorizo Risotto Recipe

A risotto is our fast food as it can be so flexible with its ingredients and cooked in 30 minutes. We add frozen veg to ours and we always have chorizo and leek in the fridge. While going through our cookbooks we came across a red wine risotto in Angela Hartnett’s book and thought we…

Hearty Pork Chops, Lentil Ragout and Cider and Mustard Sauce Recipe

I always think a pork chop makes a great mid-week dinner. As pork is quite a sweet meat it really does go well with earthy lentils and vegetables. This is perfect for this time of year a juicy pork chop nicely browned with pancetta, earthy lentils and vegetables all brought together with a comforting creamy…

Salt and Pepper Squid Stir Fry Recipe

I am always a little worried when it comes to squid as to whether it is going to be chewy or tender. I needn’t of worried with this recipe as the scoring of the squid and minimal cooking time makes this a tasty tender dish. We based this on rick steins recipe but added in…

Sticky and Sweet Glazed Baked Ham with Pineapple Salsa Recipe

This is everything a ham should be, sticky, sweet, juicy and tender. The freshness from the salsa cuts through the sweetness and keeps the pineapple theme running throughout the whole dish. We are lucky as we have an excellent butcher and we ordered 2 smoked gammons and were not disappointed. Sometimes old school joints taste…

Herb Crusted Haddock, Fennel Puree and Crispy Capers Recipe

Fish, fennel and capers are one of my all-time favourite combinations and we use these 3 ingredients in lots of different ways. I am a fennel puree virgin and really enjoyed the creaminess. The recipe we roughly followed didn’t add the fennel seeds but after tasting I thought it needed a more aniseedy flavour and…

Healthy White Bean, Squash and Kale Soup Recipe

So another recipe including the lovely squashes that are right in season at the moment. This is my third variety and it is called a harlequin squash. This squash was really colourful which attracted me to it in the first place. I am really packing in the super foods into our diet at the moment…