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…

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…