Pan Fried Gnocchi, Mushrooms and Chard with Goats Cheese

So for meatless Monday this week I opted for gnocchi. Also my local farm shop had gorgeous bunches of Swiss chard. For the meaty part I used mushrooms. This recipe is quick, healthy and tastes delicious. Perfect for w weekday dinner. Ingredients (serves 2) 1/2 packet of gnocchi (175g) Knob of butter 1 banana shallot,…

End of Season Game, Ale and Mushroom Pie

So the game season has finished and I still had some knocking around in the freezer. I had some pheasant breasts, venison and a rabbit so I decided to cut off the meat and chuck them altogether in a pie. It was delicious and a nice nod to the end of the season until it…

Foraged Wild Garlic and Cheese Scones

I love the wild garlic season, this year I have made pesto and butter for the freezer as well as dumplings in a beef stew. I was a little nervous about trying to make scones as the last time I had a go they didn’t rise at all and were as hard as rocks. Actually…

Tuna and Chickpea Salad with an Olive and Caper Dressing

Tuna is a great store cupboard ingredient to knock up a salad, most of the ingredients came out of my cupboard which means it’s great to knock up if you forgot to plan your lunch. The dressing is salty and works well with the tuna. I cut through this with the lemon juice and zest….

Fake Away Friday Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork

I love all the crispy Chinese dishes such as crispy chilli beef, crispy duck and pancakes, pancake rolls, sweet and sour king prawn and the list goes on. We have a new butchers that has opened in our town so we went to check it out and I noticed they had some pork stir fry…

Easy Leftover Roast Lamb Ragu and Pasta

Lamb is the only meat I don’t like cold in a leftover salad and as it isn’t the cheapest meat in the world it is satisfying to get another meal out of it. This recipe is simple but really tasty as I used spices and herbs on the slow roasted lamb. Perfect for Monday or…

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…

Baked Cauliflower and Pea Pakora with a Mint and Yoghurt Dip

Indian food in the UK is really good. I have been watching come dine with me (I can watch endless cooking shows) and saw an Indian guy make pakoras and he fried them. All the diners commented how greasy they were so I thought I would have a go at baking them, they turned out…