Recipe – Pork and Apple Sausage Rolls

A super snacky staple. In a previous life, I was part of a team that made millions of these a year, but they’re a doddle to make at home. Great for kids meals or family snacks and picnics. For 12 you will need: 500g puff pastry block, taken out of the fridge half an hour…

Recipe – Broccoli and Stilton Quiche (Vegetarian)

Another day another quiche! I love pastry too much to stay away from it in hot weather and quiche is a great versatile meal centre, hot or cold. Here’s my favourite vegetarian version, really good, super mature Stilton is key! To feed to up 6, you will need: 1 roll shortcrust pastry 150g tenderstem broccoli,…

How To – Boil An Egg

It should be easy but it isn’t always! We love boiled eggy and toast soldiers (as I’ve called it since I was little) and it took me a while to crack (sorry!) the right timing for soft boiled eggs. My method is to get a pan big enough for the eggs you want to do,…

Recipe – Moroccan Spiced Fish

Fish is really good for you but finding simple recipes which allow you to use cheaper fresh fish are difficult to find. Try this easy slice mix to have a really healthy and flavoursome meal centre. For two people you will need: 2 boned and skinned white fish, such as cod or basa 1 tablespoon…

Recipe – Turkey, Bacon and Cheese Burgers

This summer sun just keeps going! It’s fantastic and so I’ve been doing more BBQ recipes and experimentation. These are great, tasty burgers with less fat content than a typical beef version. For six, you will need: 500g minced turkey 4 rashers smoked bacon 100g grated mature Cheddar cheese 1 teaspoon paprika Handful flat leaf…

Recipe – BBQ Chicken Tikka and Onion Bhaji Kebabs

Onion bhajis are a really great ingredient, if you haven’t tried them in a chicken sandwich, I urge you to! I thought I’d try them on a skewer with chicken tikka as a BBQ treat and they were amazing! For 4-6 people, you will need: 3 skinless chicken breasts The juice of 1 lemon 150ml…

Recipe – Moroccan Lamb Chops

I really like Moroccan cuisine, especially the mix of spices and fruits which compliment each other so well. This is a simple marinade which works really well with lamb and can be used for frying or BBQing. For four people, you will need: 4 British lamb loin chops 2 apricots 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses 1½…

Recipe – Smoked Bacon and Cheddar Quiche

Summertime is a great time for quiche. And quiche doesn’t have to be bland Quiche Lorraine from a shop, it can be really fresh and full of gorgeous flavours. This is one of my favourites, it combines smokey bacon with really strong cheddar for a wonderful meal centre. To feed to up 6, you will…

Recipe – BBQ Beercan Chicken

How do you do a whole chicken on the BBQ? Like this! A simple rub, a can of beer and away you go. You will need: 1 medium sized whole chicken 1 standard sized can lager, half drunk 1 teaspoon each of paprika, ground cumin, chilli powder, salt and black pepper 2 tablespoon olive oil…

Recipe – Bacon and Chorizo Pasta Bake

Pasta bakes are the stuff of family dinner legend… kids love pasta and a bake is a great way to get really soft pasta and maximum flavour into your meal. I may be accused of being a heathen putting Chorizo in an Italian dish, but it works brilliantly and provides a very tasty meal. To…