Video – Mince Pies and Compound Butter

In this week’s Youtube video we go all festive, Jack and I make mince pies and our friends Jonny and Lina show how to make a compound butter perfect for indulgent Christmas cooking.

Recipe – Niclas’s Greek Pitta Breads

My oldest son Niclas is discovering the delights of making his own food as he’s away at university. He loves travel and exploring different cultures, more than any other country though Greece is a firm favourite. He has developed a recipe for pitta breads which is fantastic, he even did a Greek Night with us…

Recipe – Dean’s Brinjal Bhaji (Vegan Aubergine Curry)

My friend Dean is a bit of a secret culinary whizz. His family background is eastern Mediterranean so he has a lot of knowledge of cuisine across that neck of the woods and far beyond. We had a chat about rice funnily enough, and I encouraged him to cook something for the blog for his…

Recipe – Jonny and Vito’s Redcurrant Jelly

This is the first recipe to accompany my new YouTube series for Dad That Cooks, which encourages dads to cook with or for their children. Jonny is a very good friend of mine, a proper foodie, and not only does he have a fantastic garden where he grows a bounty of fruit and vegetables, but…

Recipe – Corned Beef Hash

When I met my wife Sam, I was given a long list of the stuff she wouldn’t eat, one of which was corned beef. I’ve gradually been working my way through the lost converting her to a world of food loveliness she was missing! Next on my list was corned beef. I’ve always loved it,…

Recipe – Minestrone Soup

I do love a good soup, they can be warming, full of flavour and very healthy for you. My absolutely favourite soup is Minestrone, an Italian classic of simple, fresh ingredients, it cannot be beaten. It’s also fairly simple to do, just add more and more ingredients to a big pot, and in this recipe…

Recipe – Pizza Penne with Asparagus and Salami Crisps

Everyone in our house loves Italian food as many families do. It’s easy to throw together and as long as the ingredients are good quality you’ll get a great family meal that disappears quickly! This is a fab combo of ingredients which would end up on a pizza but actually makes a brilliant pasta dish….

Recipe – Burrito Bowls

    Mexican food, we all love it. My middle son and I love a really hot chilli but we do a lot of chillis, enchiladas and fajitas for the whole family. This is a twist on both burritos and fajitas. The best bit is you can eat them in three different ways, some messier…

Recipe – Beef and Guinness Ragu

    I was inspired by a lovely looking dish in Delicious Magazine – honestly it did look wonderful and I thought I’d explore the recipe. I changed it a little to make it more family (and budget!) friendly. This is a fantastic dish because it’s A LOT, but you can split it down into…