PLUM AND ALE BRAISED BEEF WITH GNOCCHI

This is comfort food at its best. Sweet braised beef with lovely light and fluffy gnocchi, garnished with spring onion and cucumber to bring that spring freshness to cut through the richness of the dish. It’s the perfect Sunday alternative to the usual roast. Just throw all of the ingredients together and braise for 4-5…

EASTER ETON MESS

These desserts are easy and fun to make. They are a fantastic treat for kids but us adults can enjoy them too! Little chocolate meringue nests, topped with cream, strawberries and mini eggs! Make these little indulgent treats this weekend to get you in the Easter spirit. Ingredients (serves 4) 200ml double cream 1 pack…

BROWN BUTTER HAKE WITH CHIVE NEW POTATOES

Easter is here and we have the perfect Good Friday treat! Hake is a fantastic fish, which has a similar flavour to Cod and is great this time of year. New potatoes are back to their best and go great with some freshly cut chives. Finish with a little aioli and you have a posh…

HALLOUMI, ROAST PEPPER AND SPINACH SALAD

Spring is here and a new batch of ingredients are at their best. I love spinach in a salad and it has a whole different flavour when it’s cooked. Peppers are coming and bring a lovely sweetness when roasted. Halloumi just works so well in the salad with its salty goodness. ingredients (serves 3-4) 3…

SPRING ONION, PORK AND TOMATO LINGUINE

Who doesn’t like pasta with a simple yet tasty sauce. Spring onions are in season and have a wonderful flavour which goes so well with the pork. You could mistake it for an Asian dish visually but taste wise, it has that Italian touch. Finish with some Parmesan cheese and you have a pasta dish…

BANOFFEE OVER NIGHT OATS

A healthy treat for the mornings. Instead of a rich high sugar banoffee flavour, we only use oats, water, banana and dates with a little maple syrup. The key is the technique, caramelizing the bananas and dates and then blending with water to create a tasty, guilt free breakfast. Enjoy with some fresh banana slices…

BOMBAY SWEDE

Behold Bombay swede, just as tasty and a whole lot healthier. For that little less guilty home made ‘takeaway’. Ingredients (serves 6 as a side dish) 1 heaped tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp turmeric 2 cloves garlic (finely sliced) 1 thumb sized piece of ginger (finely sliced)…

CAULIFLOWER, LEEK AND MINT SOUP

This soup is the perfect health kick – packed full of flavour and only 4 simple ingredients; cauliflower, leeks, mint and vegetable stock. Pure veggie power! ingredients (serves 4) 1 large cauliflower 2 large leeks 1 handful of fresh mint 1.2L water 1 vegetable stock cube Salt and pepper to taste   Method Slice the…

PURPLE SPROUTING BROCCOLI AND STILTON BAKE

If you are bored of the usual cauliflower cheese, try this broccoli and Stilton version which adds a little extra flavour and class. After the terrible weather this week, this is the perfect winter warmer to go along side your Sunday roast. Purple sprouting broccoli is in season and has a fantastic taste. I prefer…

SPICED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WITH FETA AND ONIONS

Feta with it’s creamy tang goes perfectly on top of this spicy soup, followed by a crispy crunch from the onions. What’s not to love? This would make the perfect starter for a dinner party! Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp fennel seeds 1…

BLOOD ORANGE CHICKEN STEW

Blood oranges are still in season and they add an amazing flavour to this warming stew. Along with the smoked paprika, you are left with a warm, sweet and smokey stew that will give you the pick me up we are all hoping for this time of  year! Eat this stew on it’s own or…

BEETROOT TACOS

This has to be one of the tastiest veggie dishes we have made! The spiced beetroot’s earthiness goes fantastic with the sour cream and salsa. A dish you, your friends and family can enjoy. Try something different to your typical tacos and use beetroot! Ingredients  (serves 2-3): 300g steamed beetroot 1 tsp cayenne pepper 2 heaped…