Easy Leftover Roast Lamb Ragu and Pasta

Lamb is the only meat I don’t like cold in a leftover salad and as it isn’t the cheapest meat in the world it is satisfying to get another meal out of it. This recipe is simple but really tasty as I used spices and herbs on the slow roasted lamb. Perfect for Monday or…

Jerusalem Artichoke and Mushroom Soup

When I went to the farm shop at the weekend to get vegetables and salad for the week I was surprised to see that they still had the knobbly but tasty Jerusalem artichokes. I usually have them as a purée but they worked so well in this earthy soup. The apple really lifts the flavour…

Baked Cauliflower and Pea Pakora with a Mint and Yoghurt Dip

Indian food in the UK is really good. I have been watching come dine with me (I can watch endless cooking shows) and saw an Indian guy make pakoras and he fried them. All the diners commented how greasy they were so I thought I would have a go at baking them, they turned out…

Chicken, Pancetta, Mushroom and Kale Topped Jacket Potato

I find jacket potato a nice comforting weekday dinner, I also fancied a nice healthy comforting topping and this ticks all the boxes. Chicken, bacon and mushrooms is one of my favourite combos. it’s jazzed up with the sage and kale to add that final flourish. Ingredients (serves 2) 1 packet of smoked pancetta or…

Thai Prawn, Pea and Coconut Rice Salad

This salad is simple but really delicious. You can use any curry paste that is knocking about in the cupboard. I always seem to have a few spring onions and a piece of ginger in the fridge so this is a great way to use them up. I used frozen peas and prawns which makes…

Lamb Chops with a Zesty Redcurrant Gravy

I love all food but lamb has to be one of my favourites. Rather than waiting for the weekend to have a roast I fancied a mid week fix so opted for chops. It worked a treat. I don’t think I can eat lamb without rosemary and you can probably see from my posts I…

Pan Fried Gurnard on a Fennel and Parmesan Gratin

Keeping the healthy new year kick going I’m trying to cut out some of my carb intake. If you like liquorice or better still a shot of Pernod then you’ll love fennel as it have a lovely aniseed flavour. I always think Gurnard are such a pretty fish as they are red with yellow and…

Haggis Salad with a Runny Egg and Mustard Dressing

I’m not Scottish but as it is burn’s night and my local farm shop had an array of haggis goods for sale I thought I would give it a go. I’m from Devon and love hogs pudding so I guessed I should like it. Unlike hogs pudding which uses pig meat, haggis uses lamb organs…