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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

SAVOY CABBAGE CARBONARA

Cut the carbs out completely of this traditional pasta dish! Using the beautiful combination of bacon/pancetta mixed with cabbage, all you need is to add a carbonara sauce! This only takes a few basic ingredients and you are left with something simple and satisfying. Ingredients (serves 2) 1 large Savoy cabbage 50g Parmesan cheese (a…

LEMON CHICKEN

This lovely lemon chicken is fresh and tasty and a lot healthier than the takeaway version. Only a few simple ingredients and you have a dish to keep a moral high and fend those January blues away! We served it with some simply cooked wholemeal egg fried rice. Happy New Year! Ingredients Serves 4-5 3…

FIRE WHISKEY AND BLACK TREACLE HAM

We had a great recipe for a Christmas ham last year but this one has just raised the bar! Fire whiskey is an incredible spirit which contains Bourbon whiskey mixed with cinnamon liquor. It’s packed with flavour and ignites a simple gammon joint into ham fit for a king. The black treacle gives it a bitter-sweet…

FETA BREADED CHICKEN WITH BACON AND TARROGAN RICE

A dish for comfort food lovers. Crispy breaded chicken with a feta twist, on top of some of the most moreish rice you have ever eaten! There is a lot of flavour in this rice, which is almost like a risotto in texture, but we only used regular Basmati. Once you add the stock and…

SLOW COOKED BLACKBERRY LAMB

It’s getting colder and it’s time to start thinking about comfort food. This meal is perfect for getting the family together around the table and the blackberries add an autumn sweetness which I love with lamb. You could call this a British style Tagine! Ingredients serves 4 half a leg of lamb (bone in) 2…

PARMESAN CHICKEN BURGERS

Parmesan chicken is a classic that is so simple yet packed with flavour. This Parmesan chicken burger is a game changer. Add that Parmesan chicken to a bun with a little rocket and it makes the tastiest burger going. No added sauce is necessary as you have that wonderful marinara covered in fresh melted mozzarella….

LAMB SAUSAGE ROLLS WITH PEA AND MINT DIP

This is one way to add a bit of finesse to a sausage roll! Perfect for a summers day picnic or on a platter at a buffet; spoon on a little bit of that fresh pea and mint dip to add another dimension of fresh and zingy to your pallet. They work so well and…