Keema Goat Mince Lettuce Wraps

I really wanted to try goat and thought mince would be a good introduction. It really took on the spices well and is so lean a bit like venison. This was so delicious and the lettuce leaves made it feel light and fresh. I have a couple of go to stir fried mince recipes from…

Courgette, Pea and Spinach Soup

So I had a lonely courgette in the fridge and the temperature is getting cooler now so I decided to go for soup as I always have frozen spinach and peas so decided to chuck them in with the courgette. This was fresh and very quick to make and of course Uber healthy. Ingredients Directions

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…

Crab, Scallop and Prawn Pizza

This is a treat, a posh pizza! It was delicious, I love shellfish and I love pizza so the two together was a delight. I don’t think I would be able to afford it all the time though. As it’s a white sauce it doesn’t overpower the sweet meat and the brown meat in the…

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…

Pork Fillet Saltimbocca with Jersey Royals

Sometimes it is so nice to have an old fashioned simple meal. This recipe is easy to make and all the flavours are so comforting. I grew my own sage this year and it tasted so fresh and who doesn’t like crispy prosciutto. I’m also making most of the jersey royals they are so creamy…

Jerusalem Artichoke and Mushroom Soup

When I went to the farm shop at the weekend to get vegetables and salad for the week I was surprised to see that they still had the knobbly but tasty Jerusalem artichokes. I usually have them as a purée but they worked so well in this earthy soup. The apple really lifts the flavour…

Pan Fried Gurnard on a Fennel and Parmesan Gratin

Keeping the healthy new year kick going I’m trying to cut out some of my carb intake. If you like liquorice or better still a shot of Pernod then you’ll love fennel as it have a lovely aniseed flavour. I always think Gurnard are such a pretty fish as they are red with yellow and…

Spiced Duck Breast with a Soy Sauce, Honey and Ginger Sauce

Happy new year let’s hope 2019 is good to us. Over Christmas I really did eat what I wanted so I’m ready for some healthy food. I had an urge for some Asian flavours but something really simple. This duck dish worked perfectly with the spiced crispy skin. I had broccoli with mine which worked…

Fragrant Red Lentil, Spinach and Tomato Dal Recipe

I think having vegetarian food a couple times a week is really good for you. I always think vegetarian curries work really well and I do love a Dal for an easy tasty healthy mid week dinner. The garam masala and mustard seeds add a lovely fresh note and you get a tiny bit of…

Pickled Red Onion Recipe – Perfect in Salads

These sweet lightly pickled onions add so much flavour to salads. They also add a lovely sharpness to dishes that need a little oomph of flavour. They are really easy to make, ready to eat within and 24 hours and keep in the store cupboard for at least a month. They are quite moorish once…

Lightly Spiced Healthy Hake Curry Recipe

  This curry was really tasty and light, perfect for some spice in the summer. I can’t believe it comes in at just 152 kcal per portion perfect for the 5:2 diet. Hake is such a good fish to use in curry as it really holds it shape and takes on flavour a bit like…

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…