MUSHROOM AND THYME PASTA

If you are a mushroom fan then look no further, this is the ultimate mushroom sauce to go with your pasta. With its rich, creamy texture, coating the pasta making every bite full of flavour. Enjoy with lashings of Parmesan cheese/vegetarian alternative. Ingredients Serves 2 25g flour 25g butter 500g mushrooms Small bunch of thyme…

SLOW ROAST PORK BELLY WITH PLUM SAUCE

Belly of pork cuts through like butter when slow cooked and it tastes incredible with this homemade plum sauce made from the cooking juices. This dish goes perfect with egg fried rice and stir fry veg. Noodles would be great too.  Finished with the pork lovers favourite, Crackling! Ingredients (serves 4) 1.2kg pork belly (skin…

FIG, BACON AND GOATS CHEESE TART

This will honestly take you less than half hour, until you are chomping your way to mouth-watering ecstasy. The combination of ingredients along with a few extras not mentioned in the title; red onion, pine nuts and balsamic glaze, combined together with the puff pastry is the perfect snack. You could even make smaller, bite…

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER HOUMOUS

For all you cauliflower lovers, this might just be the ultimate dip you have been searching for. Sesame and cauliflower goes very well and blitzed in with the chickpeas, we ended up with something quite special. Try this out for your next guests instead of buying in the boring old shop bought houmous. Ingredients 200g…

WELSH RAREBIT MUSHROOMS

If you love mushrooms then this is a side dish for any occasion. They go great with barbeques, salads, roasted veggies or even as a starter. There’s so much flavour packed in this dish, so make sure you cook enough for seconds! ingredients makes 4 4 large flat mushrooms 100ml milk 2 tbsp. Unsalted butter…

FROZEN STRAWBERRY YOGURT

This week is at its hottest for a long time and we need some new summer refreshments. This frozen strawberry yogurt tastes amazing and only takes a few minutes to whip up. No need to over indulge on ice creams, this is where it’s at! Ingredients Serves 6 500g frozen strawberries 250g low fat yogurt…

ROSEMARY AND BLACK PEPPER BURGERS

This years summer has been so good to us that we need some fresh ideas for the barbecue. Rosemary, most commonly known for lamb is actually just as tasty with beef. Lots of black pepper and some extra mature cheddar cheese make these burgers fit for the summer. imgredients makes 6 1.2kg mince beef (10%fat)…

PIMM’S ICE LOLLIES

This summer has been great to us, so what better way to celebrate this by doing our two favourite things – drinking and cooling down. These pimm’s ice lollies will do just that! ingredients makes 6 100ml pimm’s 50ml summer fruits squash 150ml lemonade 12 strawberries 6 1/2cm cucumber slices 6 ice lollie molds Method…

GUACAMOLE POTATO SALAD

Behold the potato salad you need to be making this summer! Fresh, zingy and perfect for a BBQ. We served ours up with some Mexican style corn for a light veggie treat in the heat. You can eat it served hot or cold, it’s great either way. Ingredients 600g new potatoes 2 large avocados 1…

PESTO CHICKEN GOUJONS

This time of year basil is at its best, although available all year round, it still brings that summery note to your palate. These pesto chicken goujons are a fantastic snack, easy to assemble and packed with flavour. Enjoy with fries or on their own with the lovely extra virgin olive oil mayonnaise. Ingredients makes…

ROASTED VEG WITH BAKED RICOTTA AND POLENTA WEDGE

This dish is a summertime vegetarian treat which is surprisingly filling and full of flavour. Cornmeal is great and when used to make these fantastic grilled polenta wedges, bringing another texture to this layered dish. A mix of roasted veg, finished off by some chilli and lemon dressed courgette, and crumbled baked ricotta. What more…

PEA AND RADISH RISOTTO

This dish may sound odd but when you take your first bite you will agree with us that it’s a match made in heaven. Using radish cooked in a little butter to mellow the flavour and then raw radish soaked in lemon juice for that fiery, zingy crunch. We chose to keep this dish vegetarian…