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…

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…

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…

Florentine Style Baked Cod

This is quite an old school recipe but I had it in Egypt of all places and I forgot how nice it was. I used cod in my recipe but any meaty fish will be fine. I put a spin on it by using parsley sauce, I made a batch as I had a bag…

Baked Sweet Potato with Avocado Smash and Cheese Topping

I love a jacket potato for lunch sometimes and my favourite is sweet potato. I saw a variation of this in a Waitrose magazine but dot all the ingredients for a fraction of the price from Lidl. In my opinion Lidl’s cheeses and charcuterie are the best and over half the price. They tend to…

Foraged Wild Garlic and Cheese Scones

I love the wild garlic season, this year I have made pesto and butter for the freezer as well as dumplings in a beef stew. I was a little nervous about trying to make scones as the last time I had a go they didn’t rise at all and were as hard as rocks. Actually…

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…

Leftover Roast Lamb, Aubergine and Parmesan Bake

Lamb roast has to be one of my favourite dinners, but I don’t like the leftovers cold and I hate wasting food. I also like a parmigiana and thought lamb goes really well with aubergine. This recipe is really yummy and great way to use up leftovers. Ingredients 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped 1…

Sweet Potato, Chorizo and Feta Frittata

I love frittata as you can really chuck anything into it and it doesn’t need many ingredients. It’s a bit more substantial and fluffier than an omelette. I decided to go for Mediterranean flavours that work really well together. You get sweetness from the potato, saltiness from the feta and a spicy kick from the…