Asian recipes Chicken Main course

Thai turkey burgers with pineapple salsa and sweet potato chips

An Asian twist on the traditional burger, Thai turkey burgers are healthier too but don’t compromise on flavour.  Pineapple is an amazing food and has so many health benefits and makes a great salsa, if you want to know more then read here 

Fish Main course Mediterranean Spanish

Hake with chorizo and potatoes

Hake is a member of the cod family but has a more subtle flavour and slightly firmer texture than its more well-known fishy relation. It is the perfect foil for strong, punchy flavours such as chorizo here, and indeed it is a popular fish in Spain.

Italian Main course Mediterranean Vegetarian

Gnocchi with tomatoes, pinenuts and blue cheese

Ok, so this is a bit of a cheat as the gnocchi aren’t homemade but it’s still damned good and let’s face it, sometimes needs must! It’s such a quick and easy dish and the soft pillowy gnocchi with the garlicky sauce and oozy cheese are the perfect comfort food after a busy day. Glass […]

Italian Main course Vegetarian

Pearl barley risotto with roasted squash, red peppers and rocket

Pearl barley is a great substitute for a traditional risotto, you don’t need to stir it the way you would with rice so it’s less time intensive to make

Main course Vegetarian

Lentil and roast carrot salad with feta

A great lunch dish, ideal for taking to work. Roasting the carrots with honey gives them a lovely sweetness which contrasts beautifully with the sharp saltiness of the feta.

Main course Mediterranean Pasta Vegetarian

Tagliatelle with parsley and walnut pesto

A Tagliatelle twist on the traditional basil/pine nut pesto. So easy but so tasty!

Italian Mediterranean Starters Vegetarian

Gnocchi with creamy mushrooms and spinach

Serves 4 Cooking time 1 hour Ingredients 2-3 large handfuls of spinach olive oil 200g chestnut mushrooms, sliced or chopped 1 large banana shallot, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 75ml white wine 120g (about half a tub) of creme fraiche nutmeg handful of chopped parsley parmesan 1 x 400g pack of gnocchi Method: First, prepare […]

British Fish Main course

Baked salmon with baby potatoes and watercress mayonnaise

Serves 6 Cooking time 1 hour Ingredients 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp sea salt 2 tbsp olive oil 450g baby potatoes, thickly sliced 6 salmon fillets, skinned 6 slices prosciutto 150g good quality mayonnaise 75g natural yogurt juice of half a lemon 40g watercress, finely chopped 1 tbsp capers, roughly chopped 300g cherry tomatoes […]

Main course Mediterranean Pork Spanish

Pork, chorizo and bean stew

Method: A warming meal for a cold evening, what could be better than a hot plate of pork, bean and chorizo stew. This recipe also freezes well.

Healthy Main course Mediterranean Salads Vegetarian

Broccoli, feta and chickpea salad

Super healthy fresh salad, feta adds a great salty flavour to this salad and broccoli cooked al dente is the busness! Serves 2 Cooking time 15 mins Ingredients large head of broccoli (about 350g), cut into small florets 1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed handful of sundried tomatoes, sliced handful of black […]

Asian recipes Indian Starters Vegetarian

Onion bhajis

Serves 2 Cooking time 20 mins Ingredients 1 large onion, peeled, halved and thickly sliced spices – cayenne, turmeric, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground ginger salt 5 tbsp gram flour 1 heaped tsp tomato puree groundnut oil for deep-frying lemon wedges and Indian pickles to serve Method: Serves 2 as a starter or wee snack! […]

Asian recipes Curries Fish Indian Main course Rice

Tuna pilau

Serves 2 Cooking time 30 mins Ingredients a glug of groundnut oil 1 onion, chopped 4-6 dried curry leaves 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp curry powder 1 cup basmati rice 500ml vegetable stock half a cup of frozen peas 200g tin of tuna, drained squeeze of […]

Italian Mediterranean Pasta

Pasta with broccoli, anchovy and chilli

Serves 1 Cooking time 20 mins Ingredients 80-100g short pasta olive oil 2-3 anchovies (from a jar or tin) small clove garlic, chopped pinch of dried chilli flakes 6-8 small florets of broccoli 1 tomato, chopped chopped parsley squeeze of lemon juice black pepper Method: Perfect for lunch or a quick weeknight tea. Cook the […]

Asian recipes Chicken Main course

Stir-fried chicken with chillies and basil

Serves 2 Cooking time 20  mins Ingredients Groundnut or vegetable oil for frying 1 large chicken breast, skinned and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 large shallot, thinly sliced 1 red chilli, shredded 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 tsp dark soy sauce 1 tsp palm sugar handful of basil leaves Method: This couldn’t be […]


Orange, almond and yoghurt loaf

Serves 6 Cooking time 90 mins Ingredients 190g unsalted butter, softened, plus some for greasing 190g plain flour, plus extra for dusting grated zest of one large orange 190g golden caster sugar 3 large eggs 60g ground almonds 1 tsp baking powder quater tsp salt 25g plain yogurt 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond […]