I have a small addiction to recipe books. I know I’m not the only one who salivates over the beautiful photos and makes big plans for all of the wonderful meals I’m going to cook – and then does nothing. When it comes down to actually planning meals and buying food, I always end up… Continue reading Thanks for the inspiration Jamie!
This is a really summery dish, which packs a punch in the flavour department, looks beautiful and is healthy too. 2 sea bass fillets – pin-boned and skin removed 2 red chillies Juice of two limes Coriander 1/2 red onion or 3/4 spring onions 1/2 pepper of any colour Salt and pepper Olive oil Tortilla… Continue reading Super Speedy Sea Bass Ceviche
This is a really easy dish to make but the mix of flavours is incredible and it looks pretty and is super tasty once it’s done too! 4 waxy potatoes Chorizo 6 large eggs Sweet peppers 1 Shallot Rosemary Parsley 1 lemon Method: This won’t take long I promise. First roast 3 or 4 small sweet… Continue reading Chorizo and Potato Frittata/Omelette
Frozen broad beans Ricotta Sourdough bread Mint Lemon Garlic Olive oil Salt and Pepper Method: Boil the broad beans for 4-5 minutes and once cool, take the skins off. Then put them in a bowl with lemon rind, shredded mint, olive oil and seasoning. Then crush them down with a fork. Slice the sourdough and griddle… Continue reading Broad beans, mint and ricotta on sourdough
Orzo pasta or dried risoni Jar of marinated artichokes Frozen broad beans Button mushrooms Lemon thyme Lemon Olive oil Parmesan Method: This is so easy but really summery and tasty and lovely colours! Boil the orzo until it is al dente and the broad beans for around 4-5 minutes. Pod the broad beans in a bowl.… Continue reading Orzo with artichoke, broad beans, lemon, thyme and parmesan
500g king prawns – shelled and deveined 1 white onion 175ml coconut cream 1/2 tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp chilli powder 1 cinnamon stick 6 whole cardamom pods, lightly crushed so they split open 3 grated garlic cloves 2.5cm/1in piece of ginger, grated fresh coriander 1 red pepper A handful of trimmed green beans A… Continue reading Keralan king prawn and coconut curry:
This is so easy to make, you don’t even have to turn the oven on and you get to bash biscuits with a rolling pin which is very therapeutic! 200g ginger biscuits 75g unsalted butter 400g light cream cheese (could use full fat if you’re not watching the calories) 300g mascarpone 200g icing sugar 1… Continue reading Lime, white chocolate and ginger cheesecake
I have always wanted to attempt a beef Wellington but felt like it wasn’t something to try on friends because of the strong likelihood of it going embarrassingly wrong. I have heard ‘horror’ stories of soggy bottoms and oozy juices, so the decision to try to cook it for New Year’s Eve was made with… Continue reading A Beef Wellington For New Year
Last week I read that we eat twice as many calories at a BBQ than we do for a normal meal. Scary, but understandable given how tempting everything always is and it would be rude not to have a sausage, burger and chicken leg wouldn’t it?! With that in mind, last weekend when we had… Continue reading Proper spicy sausage pasta!
We spent the Bank Holiday weekend in Dorset which is one of our favourite places in the world and where we got married last year. The weekend actually turned out to be very memorable for a variety of reasons. My dad, not a man usually familiar with the kitchen, baked his first ever cake without… Continue reading From Sea To Stomach – Mackerel Fishing In Dorset