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…

Recipe – Creamy Chicken, Bacon & Leek Bake

Chicken and bacon are a fantastic combo, one of my favourites (bacon is the answer to everything, of course). This is a great and simple meal centre for the whole family, even my 6 year old loves it (although he asks about having a yorkshire pudding with it!) For 4-6 you will need: 600g chicken…

Recipe – Lamb and Potato Pie

I recently did a live video on Facebook asking my followers what recipes they’d like to see, especially as we’re currently all staying home. Aside from some sweet treats and healthier dinners which kids can help with, a big theme that came out was pies and lamb pies at that! So using my shortcrust pastry…

How To – Slow Roast Lamb

It’s that time of year again! Spring lamb is a wonderful roast, superb flavour, the right level of fat and a real seasonal treat perfect for Mother’s Day or Easter. Lots of people worry about having a gristly and chewy roast but I covered a standard recipe to sort this out here. However if you…

Recipe – Catalan Chicken and Chorizo Stew

At time of writing, global travel is being restricted and we’re all staying home more. So we need to bring a bit of Mediterranean warmth to our food. This is a wonderful stew, full of colour and flavour, inspired by fantastic pot stews I’d had on trips to Barcelona. For 4-6 people you will need:…

Recipe – Spanish Omelette with Smoked Bacon

We all know Stacey’s mum makes a mean omelette (and very little else) in Gavin and Stacey. A really easy meal centre for a midweek meal but a Spanish Omelette is a simple meal centre for the whole family. It only takes half an hour and can be thrown together. You can chop and change…

Recipe – Spinach, Mascarpone and Ham Hock Rotolo

Rotolo, not to be confused with Ronco, producers of the finest compliation albums before NOW came along… Think swiss roll pasta things full of cheese, ham and spinach, in a lovely sauce. It’s the future! Certainly it’s fun to make (and messy…) and my family really enjoyed it. Adapted from Olive Magazine. Rotolo! For 4-6…

Recipe – Indian Railway Lamb Curry

I love curry. I really love curry! The mix of spices and flavours, the accompaniments, all the regions of India giving you such a broad mix of curry types. What’s not to like? I came across this recipe in Good Food magazine and tweaked it to make it more family friendly as even my five…

Recipe – Indian Dirty Fries with Crispy Bhaji Onions (Vegan)

The rise of street food has given us some amazing food innovations but nothing is as good as the march of ‘dirty’ food. Over-the-top, indulgent foods from the fast-food side of haute cuisine, they are irresistible. My friend Jonny put together this recipe for Indian Dirty Fries, a fantastic vegan dish everyone can enjoy. You’ll…

Recipe – Caldo Verde (Portuguese Cabbage Soup)

A friend of mine introduced me to this amazing soup, originally a peasant soup from Portugal, it’s both healthy and full of flavour. The mix of spring greens and chorizo make for a hearty soup, low in calories but not scrimping on taste. For 6-8 portions, you will need: 2 brown onions, roughly chopped 4…