Moroccan Spiced Lamb on Warm Hummus

I tried a version of this in a pub on the outskirts of Croydon which is Paulie’s stomping ground. I thought it sounded exciting and it was really tasty. As I love loads of flavour I added a lot more spice to mine, they only used cumin but I added more for a depth of…

Honey and Thyme Baked Feta Cheese Salad with Beetroot Salsa

Feta is a healthy option for a salad, I really fancied doing something different with it and thought I would have a go of baking it. I love the new texture the feta has, it’s warm, fluffy and slightly gooey but still holds it shape. The honey works so well I’ve had it in a…

Chicken and Pea Aubergine Green Thai Curry

We went to our big Chinese supermarket to stock up on asian essentials while we were there we saw these pea aubergines. The only place we have ever tried them is in bali and they served them in a red Indonesian duck curry. They have quite a slightly bitter citrus flavour. This curry is simple,…

Pan Fried Gnocchi, Mushrooms and Chard with Goats Cheese

So for meatless Monday this week I opted for gnocchi. Also my local farm shop had gorgeous bunches of Swiss chard. For the meaty part I used mushrooms. This recipe is quick, healthy and tastes delicious. Perfect for w weekday dinner. Ingredients (serves 2) 1/2 packet of gnocchi (175g) Knob of butter 1 banana shallot,…

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…

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…

Pot Roast Pheasant with Butter Beans and Chorizo

I love summer and I’m sad to see it go but on the other hand the produce this time of year is amazing. This one pot is so comforting and healthy. I find roasted pheasant a bit dry so pot roasting it keeps it really moist. The butter beans are so tasty and the chorizo…

End of Summer Chicken, Chorizo, Courgette and Tomato One Pot

We have been so lucky with our late summer vegetables this year. The tomatoes aren’t as sweet as the height of summer so they work really well being cooked. This is a light tasty one pot dinner using up the last bits of summer vegetables. The chorizo adds a really nice smokiness and meaty flavour….