Cumin, Carrot, Ginger and Cashew Nut Soup

It’s really cold here at the moment so I fancied something warming and comforting. I opted for this soup. I didn’t have a potato or cream and I had read in a food article that you can use cashew nuts as an alternative thickener. I wish I had tried this before the nuts gave it…

Mediterranean Halloumi Salad and Herb Dressing

I love dried herbs they add flavour to anything. My favourites are oregano, thyme and rosemary. When I was in Greece they served a salad dressing like this over their feta Greek salad. I used halloumi in mine but I tried to recreate the dressing and it was yummy. Ingredients (serves 2) For the Salad…

Chorizo on Middle Eastern Pomegranate Molasses Haricot Beans

I love Middle Eastern flavours. I was tidying up my store cupboard and at the back was half a bottle of pomegranate molasses, I was determined to use it in something so this salad was born. My friend is Israeli and she brought me back some Zaatar that her family had made. It’s delicious and…

Black Bean Duck, Cabbage and Pepper Stir fry

Stir fry’s are so good for a really quick dinner and using up bits of veg in the fridge. I don’t think the sauce is set in stone either. I think you just need a base then you can taste and adjust to your liking. Ingredients Directions

Hen of the Woods Mushroom Soup

So many variates of mushrooms are now available to everyone, whether you get them from a farm shop or order them online. I was recently back home in Devon and there is a farm shop that specialises in growing mushrooms. It’s great as where they grow them they have windows and information about them so…

Pork Chops with a Rosemary, Orange and Mustard Sauce

Pork chops are such a good midweek dinner. The 3 flavours of the sauce work so well together and you can serve it with so many different sides. I chose polenta for this dinner. It was so comforting I really am a Sauce addict I always do the recipe for 4 people even though it’s…

Chicken Laab Lettuce Wraps

This dish takes me back to Thailand every time I make it. I know exactly where I was, it was in paradise park farm. They had quite birds that you could feed and few other animals.The pool which we ended up using a few times is amazing it’s an infinity pool up in the hills…

Cumin Beetroot and Lentil Salad with a Harissa and Orange Dressing

Lightly spiced beetroot on earthy lentils all topped off with a zingy and spicy fragrant dressing. I love summer but I also love this time of year with comforting food and warming spices. This is a yummy Middle Eastern flavoured salad all the flavours are already married together and are well tested and enjoyed. Ingredients…

Curried Parsnip Soup with Parsnip Crisps

Soup glorious soup. So today it is raining very heavily and I had my flu jab yesterday so I’m feeling a bit achey. To make everything better I made myself a delicious bowl of spicy comforting soup. Parsnips make any soup seem really creamy, silky and smooth. The spices in this are delicious, so warming…

Hoisin and Soy Sauce Tempeh Noodle Salad

It’s time for some tempeh again. I went down the Asian route again as I love it so much as the tempeh really soaks up the yummy flavours. Next time I’m going to go down a different route I think. I always keep a bag of edamame beans in the freezer and just rinse them…

Roasted Spiced Squash with Harissa Yoghurt

I got this idea from a Yotam Ottolenghi recipe I saw on Saturday kitchen. I love his recipes they have soooo much flavour. Middle Eastern flavours are so delicious. My friend is Israeli and she goes home with her kids for the summer, I get so jealous of her foodie pics they make me drool…

Tuna and Sweetcorn Potato Skins

I love jacket potato as you can literally put anything on them. I love a certain brand of baked beans with cheese on top. (If they are good enough for our queen consort Camilla, they are good enough for me 😉) My hubby Paulie doesn’t like beans so I had to try something else. Tuna,…