Spelt, Rhubarb and Smoked Mackerel

Spelt, Rhubarb and Smoked Mackerel

Making the most of the short forced rhubarb season, this warm salad bowl combines spelt grain with maple roasted rhubarb and smoked mackerel.  I find dishes like this tricky to name. Do you go down the long winded descriptive route – ‘warm spelt with maple...
Leek and Caerphilly Welsh Rarebit

Leek and Caerphilly Welsh Rarebit

Leek and Caerphilly Welsh Rarebit; a traditional Welsh dish with an extra touch of Welshness via the addition of pan-fried leeks and Welsh Caerphilly cheese. Welsh Rarebit is posh cheese on toast. The bizarre rarebit title comes from an old Welsh folkore reference to...
Oat Breakfast Bake with Blood Orange

Oat Breakfast Bake with Blood Orange

This hearty oat breakfast bake with blood orange bakes in just 20 minutes while you’re in the shower getting ready for your day, and can easily scale up to feed a family.  I shared a very simple version of this oat breakfast bake dish on Instagram over a year...
Chestnut Kale Lentil Stew

Chestnut Kale Lentil Stew

Chestnuts are perfect winter fodder and add a sweetness to this hearty lentil based stew rich with flavour from beef stock, bacon and vibrant curly kale.  Oh stews, impossibly hard to photograph without looking like a bowl of brown sludge.  Even when glorious curly...
Cacao Espresso No Bake Brownies

Cacao Espresso No Bake Brownies

These no bake brownies are my favourite way to enjoy a hit of cacao.  An old favourite recipe of mine, these have been modernised for 2018 with a drop of coffee extract and some new photos! Chocolate brownies are a contentious subject for me.  Over the last few years...
Parmesan Polenta Bites with Rocket & Grape

Parmesan Polenta Bites with Rocket & Grape

Parmesan Polenta bites are a bite-size canapé perfect for the festive season.  Baked polenta bites are loaded with Parmigiano Reggiano* topped with a slither of cheese, peppery rocket and a sweet red grape.  *This post is sponsored by Parmesan UK Canapés are one of my...
Carrot Pâté with Lime & Coriander Seed

Carrot Pâté with Lime & Coriander Seed

This carrot pâté recipe is a great way to use up a glut of carrots. Spread on toast it makes a fantastic starter or light lunch.  Just add pomegranate for festivity, and a contrasting pop of colour.  Well, why would you find yourself with a glut of carrots one might...
Turmeric Dhal with Aubergine & Pomegranate

Turmeric Dhal with Aubergine & Pomegranate

This simple turmeric dhal with aubergine and pomegranate is a colourful plant based dish, full of warming spices. It keeps well so is a great dish to batch cook. Sometimes I find it impossible to know where to start writing a blog post.  The words don’t flow....
Red Kuri Squash Risotto with Parma Ham & Blue Cheese

Red Kuri Squash Risotto with Parma Ham & Blue Cheese

This easy to make Red Kuri squash risotto is all about complementary flavours and autumnal comfort. There is squash in and on the dish and it is also flavoured with tangy blue cheese and crispy Parma ham*.   *This post is commissioned by Parma Ham UK You know when you...
Okonomiyaki {Japanese cabbage pancakes}

Okonomiyaki {Japanese cabbage pancakes}

In my quest to get excited about cabbage and cabbage recipes, I stumbled upon Japanese cabbage pancakes called Okonomiyaki. Served with edamame beans and smoked salmon they make a perfect quick supper.  I hate getting cabbage in my veg bag.  January king and savoy may...
Plum Almond Honey Torte

Plum Almond Honey Torte

This plum almond honey torte is made from a rich combination of ground almonds, butter, egg yolks and sweet honey.  It’s topped with plums for an autumnal spin, and being made without flour is naturally gluten free. When you spend 4 days cooking a shed load of...
Squash, Fennel & Sage Chicken Traybake

Squash, Fennel & Sage Chicken Traybake

This squash, fennel and sage chicken traybake, is full of the flavours of autumn.  Since apple is also an autumnal flavour It pairs well with a glass of apple flavoured sparkling drink, Appletiser*.  This post is commissioned by *Appletiser “Autumn days when the grass...
Garlicky Kale Spelt Spaghetti with Crispy Capers

Garlicky Kale Spelt Spaghetti with Crispy Capers

This curly kale spelt spaghetti is a vegetarian simple supper dish and makes kale* the star of the show. *This post is commissioned by Discover Kale  Kale, superfood, or just simply super? It’s hard to believe that just 5-6 years ago I’d never really tried...
Peach with Burrata & Pea Shoots

Peach with Burrata & Pea Shoots

This elegant dish is great for sharing amongst friends. Peach with burrata and pea shoots is my way of simply saying “I’m not done with summer foods yet”. A few weeks ago I got together with professional photographer Karuna Clayton to shoot some of...
Potato Pancakes with Mushroom Sauce

Potato Pancakes with Mushroom Sauce

Potato Pancakes with Mushroom Sauce is a delicious Polish recipe from Ren Behan’s new debut cookbook, Wild Honey & Rye – Modern Polish Recipes.  In Polish ‘placki ziemniaczane z sosem grzybowym’ Ren Behan is a British born food writer with...
Herb Rolled Cashew Cheese with Parma Ham, Figs & Leaves

Herb Rolled Cashew Cheese with Parma Ham, Figs & Leaves

This light salad, combines the winning combination of Parma ham and figs, with spicy salad leaves and herb rolled cashew cheese – a great dairy free cream cheese alternative.  Perfect as a late summer starter.  *This post is commissioned by Parma Ham Parma ham...
Tofu Niçoise Salad

Tofu Niçoise Salad

This tofu Niçoise salad is a take on the traditional French tuna version, using Cauldron* Organic Original Tofu, marinated in a blend of seaweed, capers and dill. *This post is commissioned by Cauldron Foods I can’t think about a salad Niçoise without thinking...
Beetroot and Vanilla Sorbet

Beetroot and Vanilla Sorbet

Beetroot and vanilla sorbet is a vegan dessert recipe from Kate Hackworthy’s new debut cookbook Veggie Desserts + Cakes Veggie Desserts + Cakes is a cookbook all about making vegetables the star of cakes and desserts, not about hiding them.   I love vegetables...
Bean & Roasted Radish Salad with Oregano Dressing

Bean & Roasted Radish Salad with Oregano Dressing

My, you look radishing Flat beans and cannellini beans combine in this colourful roasted radish salad, which is tied together with a flavourful fresh oregano dressing. Serve alone or with fish. At some point last summer I started roasting radishes, and I haven’t...