Baked Tempeh Noodle Salad with a Grapefruit Dressing

So tempeh has been around for years but it’s really just made it to the uk chain store market in the last few years it has more texture than tofu and it really soaks up the marinade. I had a grapefruit leftover from a fruit salad and thought I would make a dressing like the…

Turkey Mince and Mushroom Stuffed Baked Courgettes

I’ve been really lucky with my courgette crop this year. I have made courgette crisps and also had them on the bbq. Both were delicious. Yesterday I made these stuffed courgettes and they were delicious. I didn’t realise you could scoop the middle out like a squash and it tasted delicious. It reminded me of…

Spring Onion Pancakes with a Soy and Sesame Dipping Sauce

This is such a great way of using up spring onions, it’s quick easy and really tasty. I like my spring onions softened so rather than added them to the dough after you’ve made it I add it straight away. It’s traditional used using the green parts but I like it with the white parts…

Whipped Marmite Butter

This is the best thing ever if you like marmite. I tried 5is in a restaurant and had to recreate it. Because it’s whipped it is so light and fluffy with the added bonus of marmite. Ingredients 50g lightly salted butter 2 tbsp marmite Directions Let the butter get to room temperature so it’s softened….

Sweet and Sour King Prawns with Egg Fried Rice

Due to lock down I have been making fake away’s. I love sweet and sour prawns but I like the Cantonese style which has a light coating rather than a thick batter. I did follow a recipe for the sauce but it was too sweet so I had to scrap that one and made my…

Summer Squash and Lentil One Pot Curry

I love dished that you can just throw everything in a pot and it looks after itself. The base recipe I used for this was lightly spiced so I cranked it up to our taste and added in garam masala. Summer squashes are a lot more softer so easy to work with. I bulked it…

Wild Garlic, Leek and Thyme Pork Pies (no gelatine)

So I’m still making the most of my foraged wild garlic. I will post my salt, oil and pickled buds next but I had to share these pork pies first as they were so delicious. Being British I love a pork pie but I’m not keen on the massive jelly layer or claggy pastry, so…

Foraged Wild Garlic, Chicken, Chorizo and Cheese Croquettes

As we are still in lockdown I went a bit mad foraging for wild garlic. So far I have made wild garlic salt, oil and pickled buds (recipes to come). We managed to have a roast chicken on Sunday and I picked off the leftover meat. With the carcass I made a beautiful chicken stock…

Healthy Eggless Whole Wheat Chocolate Beetroot Brownie Cake

If your stuck at home due to virus and have no eggs and a beetroot hanging around this recipe is perfect for you. You can use any flour you have lying around. It really does curb sweet cravings and will go down a treat with the whole family. The beetroot makes it gooey and rich…

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,…