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…

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 – 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 – Courgetti Ragu with Sauté Potatoes

I’ve been experimenting with meat-free meals which don’t scrimp on flavour and texture. I’d also never tried ‘courgetti’ which is all the rage, a spiralised courgette that looks like spaghetti. So I gave it a go! This is a great meal the family will enjoy and happens to be vegan too. To feed two adults…

Recipe – Quick Lamb Hotpot (using leftovers)

  Lamb can be expensive so you need to make sure you use everything you buy. Legs and shoulders can sometimes leave you with lots of extra meat you might not think you can use. This recipe takes pre-cooked leftover lamb and turns it into a great family meal. To feed 4-6 people, you will…

Recipe – Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Pork is a good, healthy meat – or at least it can be if you done have really fatty chops or crackling! The tenderloin cut is almost a forgotten cut, it’s certainly not easily found in the pre-packed aisle, but it can make a healthy, tasty family meal with virtually no fat. To feed 4,…

Recipe – Individual Beef Wellingtons (Valentine’s Special)

Not everyone is good in the kitchen, and it may be a bit of a generalisation, but this is especially true for men. I’’ve met several chaps over the years whose cooking expertise extends only to microwaving a pasty. Valentine’’s Day comes around only once a year and presents the perfect opportunity for men to…