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…

Thai Rice Salad with a Crispy Egg

So I had some leftover rice which was cold so I decided to do a rice salad. All I had in the fridge was a few mushrooms, an egg, a sweet baby pepper and a shallot. I decided to go down the Thai route as I had no protein and Thai works really well as…

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….

Simple Pesto Pasta Salad with Artichokes and Grated Egg

Where has this been all my life. I have had pasta and pesto together loads of times as it’s a great store cupboard dinner when your tired after work and can’t really be bothered to cook. I checked the other ingredients that needed using up and in the fridge I had a lonesome egg that…

Black Pepper Watermelon and Lentil Salad with Grilled Manouri Cheese

This salad screams summer. Watermelon is delicious at the moment and it takes on black pepper perfectly. It’s a kind of sweet and sour salad with the balsamic vinegar, sweet melon and Creamy cheese. I started off safe with Greek cheese by sticking to the popular cheeses such as feta and halloumi. It’s amazing how…

Smoked Salmon on a Fresh Green Bean Salad with a Horseradish Dressing

It’s so hot at the moment that sometimes you fancy something light and refreshing. This works perfectly as you have the different textures. Soft smoked salmon, crunchy and sweet sugar snap peas and peppery radish. It’s bright healthy and delicious. Ingredients Salad 1 pack of smoked salmon 100g sugar snap peas, sliced diagonal 50g French…

Hot Smoked Salmon on Wild Rice and Peas

This is such a simple salad but delicious I cooked the rice in stock so it didn’t need a dressing I have found such a good technique which is foolproof for cooking the rice which stops it sticking together. Ingredients 1 fillet hot smoked salmon, skin removed 1 cup wild rice 1 1/2 cup chicken…

Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Chicken and Jersey Royals

So I couldn’t make anything more apt for Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee celebration it was first made up for her coronation so I guess it’s truly hers there have been variations going as far back as George V but this version is my favourite . God bless the queen and Britain. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts 300…