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…

Feta, Olive and Tomato Salad with a Herb and Lemon Dressing

I got some really good quality feta cheese and olives from a farmer’s market so I wanted to use them in a simple way. The dressing matches the flavours perfectly. I didn’t toss the feta or olives in the dressing as I wanted to keep their flavour fresh. All the other ingredients really complimented everything….

Healthier Chinese Lemon Chicken

I am trying to keep things healthy as I’m not moving around as much as I’m working from home. I didn’t miss the breadcrumbs at all in this recipe in fact it tasted better. My hubby doesn’t like eggs that much but I can get them down him in egg fried rice, I think it…

Fresh Crab and Asparagus Risotto

As I originally come from Torquay I have always liked crab as we had the famous brixham crab. Luckily up here in the southeast they have really good fish and shellfish so I’m still enjoying it. I’m funny with food as I go off an ingredient have a break and then like it again, asparagus…

Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Halloumi, Lemon and Herbs Recipe

So I haven’t posted for a while due to the lovely weather we have been having in the UK. Halloumi is something we eat a lot of particularly in the summer and I wanted to try something different other than frying it as slice’s or cubes. I was on the great british chef site and…

Baked Skate with Fennel and Lemon Recipe

Skate is one of my favourite fishes, it is under used and such a delicate meaty fish. I prefer the smaller wings. We had this on our 5:2 diet night. It is simple but really tasty and suprisingly filling. Fennel, lemon and fish go so well together. Ingredients (serves 2) 2 skate wings 2 fennel…

Quick and Easy Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Our bank holiday treat was lemon meringue pie. This was a Mary Berry recipe which means it is so easy to make and not too sweet which is good for us. This was so tasty and perfect for the easter weekend. It was a real crowd pleaser. Ingredients For the base 75g butter 25g  demerara…

Sockeye Salmon with a Lemon and Caper Sauce Recipe

Sockeye Salmon is so tasty you really can notice the difference and it’s red colour is beautiful. This is a simple recipe but full of flavour, perfect for the end of the week and fish friday. We get through lots of capers in our house, if you haven’t tried them yet and you like a…

Homemade Lemon and Coriander Crab Cakes Recipe

I have been wanting to try and make these for ages, I keep seeing tinned crab in Waitrose and finally bought a tin and had a go. We were not disappointed, homemade crab cakes are so much lighter and flavoursome as you can add ingredients to your own taste and they were so easy to…