Roasted Vegetables on Couscous with a Zaatar Dressing

This is an easy dish as I just bought some prepared mixed vegetables from the supermarket and put them in the oven. Couscous is easy to make too. I love couscous and Zaatar together it tastes so exotic and the flavours are so layered. This is just a yummy dish packed full of flavours. Ingredients…

Chickpeas, Couscous and Spinach

Meatless Monday today. As we are more informed these days about meat I try to have at least one vegetarian and fish meal a week (doesn’t always happen) but I’ve managed it today. Chickpeas are such a good staple and thankfully nice and filling a great alternative to potatoes. They also carry on flavours so…

Chicken, Broccoli and Pancetta Pasta Bake

There is something comforting about a pasts bake and this one is yummy. Who doesn’t love chicken and bacon as a combo (unless you don’t eat meat 😂) well I love chicken, bacon and pasta so winner winner chicken dinner for me. I added in the broccoli to cut through the saltiness of the stock…

Spiced Garlic and Dill Pickled Radishes

It’s that time of year where I am doing batches of pickling the summer vegetables while they are still fresh. These radishes look so pretty in the jar and I have used my go to spiced recipe I use it for all sorts it is also great with courgettes. Ingredients For the Pickling Liquid Directions

Simple Pesto Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Grated Egg

Where has this been all my life. I have had pasta and pesto together loads of times as it’s a great store cupboard dinner when your tired after work and can’t really be bothered to cook. I checked the other ingredients that needed using up and in the fridge I had a lonesome egg that…

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…