Cumin, Carrot, Ginger and Cashew Nut Soup

It’s really cold here at the moment so I fancied something warming and comforting. I opted for this soup. I didn’t have a potato or cream and I had read in a food article that you can use cashew nuts as an alternative thickener. I wish I had tried this before the nuts gave it…

Chicken, Leek, Cabbage and Pancetta Casserole

I love doing new and exciting recipes for my blog but sometimes it’s so nice to just do an uncomplicated dinner. This is great as it’s a one pot and ready in 30 minutes. I love leeks and chicken and had some cabbage left over so chucked that in too. You can use smoked bacon…

Mediterranean Halloumi Salad and Herb Dressing

I love dried herbs they add flavour to anything. My favourites are oregano, thyme and rosemary. When I was in Greece they served a salad dressing like this over their feta Greek salad. I used halloumi in mine but I tried to recreate the dressing and it was yummy. Ingredients (serves 2) For the Salad…

Ultimately Spiced Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb

All I can say about this is wow wow wow. This was so delicious, juicy, moist and the marinade was so tasty. Lamb can take on strong flavours so I really made the most of that and really went for it. Don’t worry if you think the black bits look burnt they don’t taste it,…

Chorizo on Middle Eastern Pomegranate Molasses Haricot Beans

I love Middle Eastern flavours. I was tidying up my store cupboard and at the back was half a bottle of pomegranate molasses, I was determined to use it in something so this salad was born. My friend is Israeli and she brought me back some Zaatar that her family had made. It’s delicious and…

Celeriac Remoulade with Horseradish

This is such a good autumn and winter side dish I use instead of coleslaw this time of year. I had with my venison burgers not that long ago. You can use it as a side with most things and it’s great in tacos. Ingredients Directions

Leftover Chicken and Chickpea Indian Curry

I love getting creative with leftovers. This time I went down the Indian curry route. It was delicious with all the spices. The chicken stayed nice and moist and the chickpeas bulked it out nicely. Ingredients Directions

Venison and Black Pudding Burgers

I love venison and I love black pudding so this burger was born. As venison is so lean it needs some kind of fat added to it so I used the spiced black pudding. Juniper is a match made in heaven for venison it reminds me of a fragrant pepper. I also added extra pepper…

Black Bean Duck, Cabbage and Pepper Stir fry

Stir fry’s are so good for a really quick dinner and using up bits of veg in the fridge. I don’t think the sauce is set in stone either. I think you just need a base then you can taste and adjust to your liking. Ingredients Directions

Hen of the Woods Mushroom Soup

So many variates of mushrooms are now available to everyone, whether you get them from a farm shop or order them online. I was recently back home in Devon and there is a farm shop that specialises in growing mushrooms. It’s great as where they grow them they have windows and information about them so…

Smoked Salmon and Burrata on Toast with Capers

Oh yes creamy burrata indulgent salmon and lots of pepper. This is such a yummy brunch lunch or light dinner. It would also be perfect for Christmas breakfast. The burrata takes it up a notch along with the watercress and salty capers. Ingredients (serves 2) Directions

Pork Chops with a Rosemary, Orange and Mustard Sauce

Pork chops are such a good midweek dinner. The 3 flavours of the sauce work so well together and you can serve it with so many different sides. I chose polenta for this dinner. It was so comforting I really am a Sauce addict I always do the recipe for 4 people even though it’s…