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…

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…

Hot Smoked Salmon on Wild Rice and Peas

This is such a simple salad but delicious I cooked the rice in stock so it didn’t need a dressing I have found such a good technique which is foolproof for cooking the rice which stops it sticking together. Ingredients 1 fillet hot smoked salmon, skin removed 1 cup wild rice 1 1/2 cup chicken…

Easy All in One Scallop and Asparagus Risotto

I love risotto but I hate the whole process of adding a ladel of stock at a time, this way is just as good as I tested both ways. I actually think this method tastes much better as the risotto has a better texture and it means it can now be a quick mid week…

Pancetta, Asparagus and Olive Tapenade Crispy Pizza Slice

So a certain international supermarket has Greek week and during this week they sell a large jar of olives which are nice and firm I’m not so keen on the jarred olives that have gone soft they also sell a really good quality thin crust ready pizza base that makes 2 decent sized pizzas, though…

Delicious Herb and Mustard Crusted Roast Pork

I got this joint reduced and would normally do a slow pulled pork recipe in the slow cooker but as it was cheap I decided to do a simple roast. It was amazing I was naughty and did Yorkshire pudding with it which made it even more scrumptious. The pork was so juicy but retained…

Wild Garlic and Rocket Pesto with Cashew Nuts

Happy food dance it’s spring what does that mean WILD GARLIC at last. I always feel that winter is behind us when those gorgeous green shoots appear, the aroma is so delicious and I always make a pesto and butter. It is so easy to make you just put everything in a food processor blitz…

Indian Spiced Lamb Chops on a Lentil Dal

I love dal and I love lamb so the 2 together are a match made in heaven. I am slightly addicted to garam masala and the great thing about making your own is you can adjust the spices to your own taste. The juicy lamb and lentils compliment each other perfectly. Ingredients For the lamb…

Slow Cooker Moroccan Mutton Stew with Spiced Fruits

This dish is amazing and incredibly tender. The spices don’t over power the lamb at all and they add wonderful layers of flavour. This makes enough for 4 so we have another portion to freeze (yippee). I love how you can put it in the slow cooker and it looks after itself whilst releasing yummy…

Roasted Beetroot and Feta Patel

So I have made whipped feta before and I know beetroot and feta are a good flavour combination so I decided to blend the two together. It is more of a pate texture and tastes delicious. I love baked beetroot it adds extra earthiness and keeps all the nutrients in. I had it on toast…

Parma Ham Chicken on a Leek, Broccoli, Calvo Nero and Pea Broth

I love autumn and winter greens. I can’t wait for Brussels sprouts to come into season. I tend to have odds and sods leftover of greens from other recipes so this dish uses them up perfectly. You can put any greens that you have knocking about into this recipe. It is so comforting to eat…

Light Leftover Beef Goulash

This is such a good way to use up leftover beef as the sauce keeps the beef nice and moist. It’s also really easy to make as it is just a one pot. I love the flavour of the mushrooms and sour cream instead of heavy cream. Ingredients 2 banana shallots, peeled and diced finely…