Hearty Beef Casserole

17th January 2016By Leave a Comment

This casserole is my favourite Winter Warmer and my go-to for lazy Sundays. Take the effort to cook everything up in 20 minutes and then pop it in the oven and forget about it. Go for a dog walk, go to the pub, get the washing done – whatever .. all in  the knowledge that you’ve got a cracking hearty…

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Warm Christmas Salad

16th December 2015By 1 Comment

Sometimes it’s nice to mix things up a bit and whilst we still want the christmas flavours the stodge is sometimes less welcome! So why not try my Warm Christmas Salad made from baked cauliflower, brown rice, pomegranate jewels, shredded carrot and rocket and dressed in a chilli orange and agave vinaigrette. It’s a delicious side dish or light lunch…

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BAKED AND JEWELLED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

15th December 2015By Leave a Comment

Sprouts have a bit of a bad reputation. When overcooked or cooked incorrectly they can be mushy and acrid; not a pleasure to eat at all. My recipe is not only simple and easy to make but turns the humble sprout into something sweet, earthy and delicious. Bake them my way, and I promise, even the fussiest of eaters will…

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CREAMY LEMON, GARLIC AND THYME BAKED CHICKEN

13th October 2015By Leave a Comment

As winter draws in what better dish to make on the cold evenings than an easy, one-pot, garlic lemon and thyme baked chicken. What’s fab about this dish is it creates it’s own gravy from the juices of the chicken and the wine into a creamy, lemon and garlic sauce that’s utterly delicious and incredibly moorish – I defy you…

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Vegetable spring rolls with tangy peanut dip

6th October 2015By Leave a Comment

These spring rolls are super easy to make, and what’s better you can eat them in their raw form before you cook them if you want to keep them super healthy. They’re also gluten-free for those of you who are gluten intolerant. Made from rice paper spring roll sheets they can be eaten raw like a vietnamese snack or shallow fried…

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Chilli salt Kale Chips

5th October 2015By 1 Comment

When these are so easy to make and despite being hailed as a “clean food” (which we all know I loathe) – they’re very tasty! Kale chips are virtually fat-free snack that’s also crammed with iron, anti-oxidants, fibre and cancer fighting beta-carotene. Now that’s pretty impressive for a bit of green …

Lemon, chilli and garlic Prawns

3rd September 2015By Leave a Comment

I’m a lover of prawns in a fritto misto, but even though traditionally not served in a batter in favour of a dusting of flour I still don’t feel particularly confident that deep frying the critters is doing me a lot of good. So … on the theme this is how I like to eat mine. A little different from its Italian…

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Homemade Chorizo Baked Beans

28th August 2015By Leave a Comment

Bear with me here. I understand the “why bother when there’s a can”  mentality but listen up, canned baked beans contain a fair amount of salt and sugar which as we all know isn’t too great for the old body. What’s more, when they’re so easy to make and there’s an opportunity to add even more flavour and goodness, why…

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Cider and Pancetta Clams

13th August 2015By Leave a Comment

Clams are quickly becoming one of my favourite types of shellfish. There’s no de-bearding needed, no scrubbing of barnacles; they’re relatively fuss free. They also contain more iron than steak, are considered a lean protein and packed with omega-3 fatty acids. Cooked like this, in pancetta and cider with a very (very!) moorish sauce, you’ve got delicious, protein packed lunch…

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Moroccan chicken, bulgur wheat and carrot salad with crispy chickpeas

22nd July 2015By Leave a Comment

This salad is delicious on its own for dinner, light lunch, picnic or a BBQ side dish. If you’ve cooked my Harissa Chicken and have some meat left over then this recipe is perfect. It’s easy to make and packs a punch with flavour; there’s a really yummy mix of sweet and sour, spicy and salty. If you don’t have any left…

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