Chorizo and Chickpea Salad with a Lemon and Dill Dressing

This is such a versatile salad and the bonus is its healthy, colourful and very tasty. The dill and lemon together are so fresh, it works so well with the chickpeas and chorizo. I have learnt a tip with chickpeas, once drained I gave the a good rub and then pick off as many skins…

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…

Japanese Kimchi and Miso Pancake

I love kimchi, Miso and Pancakes so why not bring them all together, the result magical! It’s also great as you just chuck your favourite vegetables into a bowl an fold to combine. This had so much flavour and was nice and filling. I squeezed hoisin over mine but you could use sriracha, mayo soy…

Easy Beetroot and Potato Mash

The colour of this mash is so vibrant and gorgeous. The mash tastes really yummy too. I had mine with sausages and gravy but you can have this with anything really. It’s also a great was to get some veg into kids as it is a bit fun and quirky and the nutrients in beetroot…

Homemade Tomato Salsa

I didn’t realise how making my own salsa would taste so much better than the shop bought varieties and of course there isn’t any nasty preservatives or funky named substitutes in a homemade salsa. It is also so versatile you can add anything you want regarding the herbs and spices. This is perfect as a…

Black Pepper Watermelon and Lentil Salad with Grilled Manouri Cheese

This salad screams summer. Watermelon is delicious at the moment and it takes on black pepper perfectly. It’s a kind of sweet and sour salad with the balsamic vinegar, sweet melon and Creamy cheese. I started off safe with Greek cheese by sticking to the popular cheeses such as feta and halloumi. It’s amazing how…

Crispy Calamari with A Salt and Pepper Polenta Batter

I always order calamari when I’m out as long as it’s fresh. My favourite bits are the tentacles. It has to be a really crispy batter and have a good amount of seasoning. They key is for the oil to be smoking and to literally cook it for a max of 2 minutes. These were…

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…

Very Simple Pea and Mint Dip

What else screams british summer apart from Pimms? Peas and mint! I made some black pudding Bon Bon’s (recipe to follow) and needed a really light dip to go with them. I didn’t have much in the kitchen but I did have peas in the freezer and mint in the garden. This was so easy…

Homemade Salt Beef

This recipe is amazing. I’ve made my own corned beef before but this is much better not to sound weird but you can taste the beef so much better as it doesn’t cook in the spices it is only brined in them so they are a delicate background flavour. it seems a long recipe but…

Fragrant Fridge Pickled Courgettes

All the great spring produce is starting to be available and pickling them is such a nice way to have them to hand. I love the large sliced dill pickles but they are so expensive now. As courgettes are cheap and always in abundance they are a brilliant alternative. I love the subtle flavours from…