STRAWBERRY AND LIME CORNMEAL CAKE

This cake is made using cornmeal, with no added flour which has created this delicious gluten free treat. With the citrus lime throughout the sponge as you bite through some delicious chunky strawberries is enough to tickle anyone’s taste buds. It may take a few hours but what you are left with is a moist…

CHARRED ASPARAGUS WITH BRANDY PEPPER HOLLANDAISE SAUCE

If you are feeling a little fancy and want to wow your guests with an appetiser that packs a punch, then this is the perfect choice! Charred asparagus is something of magic on its own but with the double dip of the hollandaise sauce followed by the rosemary and nigella seed bread crumbs, there won’t…

TOMATO AND COURGETTE TORTILLA CALZONE

Experimenting this weekend has been fun and there has been a few good results. One being the tortilla Calzone; a quick and tasty pizza alternative with as many fillings as you can possibly conjure up! For our filling, we came up with a fresh and tasty mixture using courgettes and tomatoes. It is the perfect…

PEA AND RICOTTA STUFFED CHICKEN WITH PUY LENTILS

We all want that healthy meal that is still packed with flavour and this is just one of them. A little naughty with the bacon but this dish is packed with goodness from the peas, lean chicken to the beautiful roasted veg with lentils. Just a little prep to do and then the rest just…

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…