BRAMLEY APPLE AND CAULIFLOWER STILTON BAKE

This is the side dish you need; perfect with roast chicken or pork. Wonderfully soft and sweet Bramley apples go so well with tender cauliflower, coated in a magnificent stilton béchamel sauce. It works wonders, with that slightly sweet and savoury combination. Give it a crack and let us know what you think. Ingredients (serves…

LEEK AND SWEET POTATO MASH

Leeks and sweet potatoes are in season and there is no better way to enjoy them than combining the two. Sweet potatoes provide such a creamy texture when cooked, that there is no need to add any dairy. Sautéed leeks are fantastic and take the mash to another level. You could eat this alone with…

BLACK TREACLE BEETROOT SALAD

Having black treacle left in our cupboard from Christmas sparked an idea; behold black treacle roasted beetroot. Perfect in a salad with mixed leaves and orange. Finish with a little feta cheese and extra virgin olive oil and then you are away. Simple and easy to make, leaving you full and satisfied. Ingredients 200g beetroot…

THAI SPICED PARSNIP SOUP

Not everyone loves parsnips but this soup brings out the best in them and may just turn you into a parsnip fan for life! The Thai flavours bring out the best in the root vegetable and turn it into something magical that warms the soul. Serve with some fresh coriander and chilli andyou are good…

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…

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…

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…

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…

OPEN OMELETTE WITH SPICED AUBERGINE

This is a light dish that hits the spot. Roasted aubergine mixed with a few spices to perk it up, which then goes on top of a light and fluffy omelette. Have half each as a snack with someone or eat the whole thing for dinner! Whatever way you choose is up to you. Add…

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…