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March 14, 2019

TANDOORI CHICKPEA PIZZAS

Indian-spiced tandoori chickpea pizzas are a moreish vegetarian meal. Naan bread provides a sturdy base for all the toppings. Don’t forget a dollop of yoghurt and chutney – this finishes the pizzas off perfectly!  I was really pleased at how well the naan bread worked as a pizza base. I used naan from the chilled section which seems to be […]
March 7, 2019

CHICKEN BANH MI

These delicious Vietnamese chicken banh mi rolls are an easy dinner or lunch. The pickled vegetables, paté and sweet chilli aioli provide a great mix of flavours. Pickling the onions takes the strong onion flavour away and makes them much more palatable. If you have time, these can be prepped in advance and the chicken can be left to marinate […]
January 24, 2019
Prosciutto, Peach and Haloumi Salad

PROSCIUTTO, PEACH AND HALOUMI SALAD

This prosciutto, peach and haloumi salad with grilled ciabatta is a delicious combination of fresh flavours. Perfect for lunch or dinner – make the most of summer fruits while they’re available! Grilled juicy peaches contrast deliciously with the salty prosciutto and haloumi cheese. If you don’t have peaches, try nectarines instead. You could even cook this meal on the barbecue […]
January 22, 2019
This super easy no-knead grainy bread was inspired by Annabel Langbein’s Busy People’s Bread. It’s quick enough to whip up on a weeknight, is full of goodness and tastes a bit like Vogel’s bread.

NO-KNEAD GRAINY BREAD

This super easy no-knead grainy bread was inspired by Annabel Langbein’s Busy People’s Bread. It’s quick enough to whip up on a weeknight, is full of goodness and tastes a bit like Vogel’s bread. I’ve been using this recipe for a couple of years now. I don’t normally have the patience to make bread, so this no-knead option that rises […]
January 17, 2019
Who can resist the ultimate cheeseburger?! This one has cheese both in and on top of the patty, and a special gherkin sauce. Yum!

THE ULTIMATE CHEESEBURGER

Who can resist the ultimate cheeseburger?! This one has cheese both in and on top of the patty, and a special gherkin sauce. Yum! I always leave the supermarket feeling disappointed when I go in search of burger buns! Anyone else struggle with this?! They’re either too light and lacking in substance, missing sesame seeds or not the right size/shape. […]
January 10, 2019
This spiced lamb with sundried tomato hummus is inspired by a Middle Eastern meal called Hummus B’lahmeh (hummus with lamb). My version has a few added extras, including lots more veggies.

SPICED LAMB WITH SUNDRIED TOMATO HUMMUS

This spiced lamb with sundried tomato hummus is inspired by a Middle Eastern meal called Hummus B’lahmeh (hummus with lamb). My version has a few added extras, including lots more veggies. I really love this meal. It’s filling, very moreish and quite different from your traditional meat and three veg. I also find it very satisfying making my own hummus […]
December 20, 2018
This summer entertaining appetiser is the ultimate chips and dip. One healthy dip, one indulgent dip and some very tasty homemade chips make for a great way to kick off the evening!

THE ULTIMATE CHIPS AND DIP

This summer entertaining appetiser is the ultimate chips and dip. One healthy dip, one indulgent dip and some very tasty homemade chips make for a great way to kick off the evening! I definitely recommend giving the homemade chips a go. They’re so easy and every time I make them they get rave reviews!     THE ULTIMATE CHIPS AND […]
December 13, 2018
Prawn cocktail salads are a fresh, light and summery meal. Perfect for the warmer months as there’s no need to turn the oven on. Ready in just 15 minutes too!

PRAWN COCKTAIL SALADS

Prawn cocktail salads are a fresh, light and summery meal. Perfect for the warmer months as there’s no need to turn the oven on. Ready in just 15 minutes too! This meal would be great to serve as an appetiser when entertaining. Lay it out on a long platter and let guests help themselves. Delicious accompanied with a glass of […]
December 6, 2018
These pork and fennel meatball salads are packed with a delicious combination of flavours. An interesting and satisfying lower carb meal.

PORK AND FENNEL MEATBALL SALADS

These pork and fennel meatball salads are packed with a delicious combination of flavours. An interesting and satisfying lower carb meal. I haven’t cooked much with fennel before and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. This is a fresh meal that’s perfect for the summer months. Don’t be alarmed at how runny the dressing for the salad is […]
December 6, 2018
Breakfast, lunch, dinner… shakshuka is great any time of day. This version is full of veggies and absolutely delicious served with warm buttered Turkish bread for dunking.

SHAKSHUKA

Breakfast, lunch, dinner… shakshuka is great any time of day. This version is full of veggies and absolutely delicious served with warm buttered Turkish bread for dunking. If you haven’t heard of shakshuka before, it’s a dish of eggs poached in a tomato-based sauce that’s popular in the Middle East. Traditionally served for breakfast, shakshuka is a filling, warming meal […]