Recipe – Slow Roast Beef with Red Wine Gravy

Roast beef is definitely top of my dream meal list. Done well (but not well done!) there is nothing better. I’ve already shown how to do a simple roast but I’ve been trying to find a way to do a slow roast that retains moisture and provides a melt in the mouth experience. This is…

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…

Recipe – Toad in the Hole

I am a little bit obsessed with Yorkshire puddings at the moment. Jack loves them – I’m sure he’d have them with every meal! I thought I’d sneak this in before the summer came as it’s a great, cheap family meal perfect for cold days. To feed 4-5, you will need: 10-12 sausages, Cumberland preferably…

Recipe – Yorkshire Pudding Lasagne

Yes, lasagne using Yorkshire pudding. I thought, why not? You hear a lot about fusion but never really much fusion using traditional British foods and I’ve created Yorkshire Pudding Wraps before so can see the benefits of flat-sheet Yorkshires. This replaces the pasta strips with Yorkshire, creating a more moist, flavoursome lasagne with a slightly…

Recipe – Student Special Chicken Curry

It’s that time of year! I’ve done a few Student Special recipes, inspired by my son Niclas who went to university this year. Check this out alongside my other Student Special recipes which I’ll be doing over the next month. All recipes feed 3-4, so can feed groups or the main can be chilled for…

Recipe – Student Special Chicken Supreme

My oldest son Niclas started university this week and during our conversations about his cooking ability he told me about a couple of really great recipes perfect for students – and parents worried their kids aren’t going to eat! Check this out alongside my other Student Special recipes which I’ll be doing over the next…

Recipe – Chilli & Red Pepper Chutney

I do love the chilli pepper. So many different types with so many different flavours and heat intensities. My crop this year hasn’t been great – the heat has kept away the bees that pollenate the flowers. But I did have a good crop from a Tornado Chilli plant so thought I’d turn them into…