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…

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…

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…

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…

LEEK AND CHEESE PITTA BREAD PIZZAS

Have one of these little pizzas as a light lunch or make a couple to enjoy for a proper meal. Cheap, easy and super tasty! We used wholemeal pitta bread and low fat creme fraiche to make you not feel so guilty. A little rocket is the perfect accompaniment. Enjoy! Ingredients (makes 2) 2 wholemeal…

SWEET PEPPER AND KALE SOUP

This soup was an experiment gone right! The sweet peppers matched perfectly with the slightly bitter kale. When frying the peppers and kale with chilli and garlic, the aromas reminded us of a stir fry which led us to adding a few Asian ingredients to create a soup to tickle those taste buds. This soup…

CAJUN CAULIFLOWER MACARONI CHEESE

Instead of a rich bechamel sauce, we used creme fraiche and to spice things up a little, we roasted the cauliflower in cajun seasoning. When you mix the macaroni cheese into the cauliflower, the spices it’s been roasting in mix with the sauce to create a heavenly indulgent dish. Ingredients serves 4 1 whole cauliflower…

RED ONION FETA OMELETTE WITH ROASTED SWEET POTATO AND POMEGRANATE

You could have this meal at any time, whether it be a Saturday morning treat, a hearty lunch or a light dinner. It’s also packed with dimension and flavour, from the crispy roasted sweet potato and crunchy pomegranate seeds, to the light and fluffy omelette. Then a sprinkle of melted and fresh feta to finish….