CRISPY BRAN FLAKE CHICKEN GOUJONS

At first this was just an experiment, but it turned into a really great idea! Who would have thought that bran flakes could turn something so crispy and delicious, coating those tender chicken fillets like it was born to do so! Using oat flour as a first coating worked just as well as using regular…

CHILLI JAM CON CARNE

This special jam has cumin, coriander and smoked paprika which reminded me of a sweet and sticky version of Chilli con carne. As we all know, Chilli con carne is great with cheese and this jam is the ultimate cheese board edition to wow your guests! Ingredients Makes 2 500ml/17oz jars 4 large paprika peppers…

CHERRY TOMATO AND GORGONZOLA MUSHROOMS

This is a lovely side for a barbecue or can even be the the main dish with a nice salad and fries if you’re vegetarian. Gorgonzola is an amazingly creamy cheese, which packs a punch with that blue running through it. With a little olive oil and a few tomatoes an ordinary mushroom is taken…

FIG, ROSEMARY AND LIME COCKTAIL

This is a lovely, refreshing cocktail to sip in this fine summer’s weather! We can keep this one short and sweet. First you will need ice in a glass, your favourite gin (I would recommend a dry non herble one); two lime quarters (which you will squeeze into the glass and then drop in after),…

BREAKFAST TRIFLES!

This is an age old classic dessert which we have turned into an healthy alternative for breakfast. Packed with fruits, yoghurt, chia seeds and oats to keep you going until lunch time. Once left overnight, the oats and chia seeds soak up the yoghurt, turning it into a moreish creamy breakfast which will lift your…

LIME CREAM AND LEMON CURD MERINGUES

The sun is out so something light and zesty is the perfect dessert right now. This meringue is soft and light which is just how we love it! Enjoy one or even two of these delicious meringues topped off with a zesty lime cream, lemon curd and some toasted biscuit crumbs for a little crunch….

PENNE PASTA WITH CHORIZO AND PRAWN

If you want a dish that you can whip up fast to wow your palate with incredible flavour – this is the dish! The smells are incredible, the chorizo, tomato and basil followed by that wonderful reminder of the sea from the prawns. To get a smooth silky texture to the sauce, we used egg…

MUSCOVADO ROASTED PORK BELLY WITH SALSA VERDE

This meal is where it’s at – the comfort of a lovely roast with a fresh and zingy Salsa Verde, bringing summer to life! We soaked our pork overnight in a brine of Muscovado sugar, sea salt and a few more additions which created a fantastic dark crackling with the perfect crunch. This saltiness with…

MINI BEEF ENCHILADAS

These mini enchiladas are the perfect finger food to enjoy with a nice cold beer in the sun! They’re super fun and easy to make, plus the little amount of food you need goes such a long way.  They have the perfect spice for dipping in fresh salsa, sour cream and guacamole. Enjoy! Ingredients – makes about 30…

COCONUT AND PINEAPPLE FISH CURRY

This dish is light and elegant and is the perfect meal for the lovely summer weather we’re having this week. I have seen some wonderful SriLankan and Thai pineapple curries and this was my inspiration. A white fish such as Cod, Haddock, Hake or Pollock goes great in this curry, but you could even use Monkish…

CHOCOLATE CHIP BANANA MUFFINS

Never throw away leftover bananas as they are the best type for adding an intense banana flavour to cakes. These muffins are delicious, perfectly moist with extra flavour from the white and milk chocolate chips. Enjoy with a nice cup of tea or coffee! Ingredients makes 12 muffins 150g self raising flour 3 eggs 150g unsalted butter…

SWEET AND STICKY MEATBALL CURRY

This recipe brings together two types of sauces that us British love: a rich onion gravy and a spicy curry sauce. You can choose to serve this up with mash if you prefer, but we enjoyed it with rice – soaking up that sweet and sticky caramelised onion curry sauce. Using meatballs in this curry…