British Favourites Healthy Soups Starters Vegetarian

Zingy courgette and pea soup

This is a super zingy summer soup using courgettes and peas so it’s super healthy as well as tasty and so easy to make!

Curries Favourites Indian Side dishes Starters

Dal with potato masala

Dal is an Indian lentil dish, served with potato masala this makes a great vegetarian side dish or starter

Bread/Cakes British

White bloomer bread recipe

This is a very simple bread recipe to follow to make a white bloomer – don’t do what i do and play with measurements until you get used to things otherwise it might go wrong.

Beef British Main course

Texan beef brisket

This is an amazing recipe which uses a Texan barbecue recipe but doesn’t require sunny weather, basically its a slow cook beef dish using one of the cheapest cuts, brisket.  It’s also really simple which is an added bonus

British Chicken Main course

Chicken with summer vegetables

This is a light chicken stew with amazing summer vegetables ideal for a summer lunch.

Chicken Main course US/Caribbean

Cajun turkey burgers

This recipe for Cajun turkey burgers will work just as well with chicken or beef.  I like using turkey because it’s low in fat and tends to have more flavour than chcken (in my opinion!)

Asian recipes Chicken Fish Main course Salads

Thai chicken & prawn noodle salad

Thai chicken & prawn noodle salad is super healthy and so easy to make. Thai food is about balancing four main flavours, salt, spice, citrus and sweet, it just takes a bit of trial and error

Beef Chicken Main course Mexican

Fajitas (version a)

Serves 2 Cooking time 30 mins Ingredients 250g Meat (turkey steak, chicken breast or rump steak) cut into thin strips 1 Red onion, sliced 1 Clove garlic, chopped Half a green pepper and half a red pepper, sliced 1 Green or red chilli, chopped 1 tsp Smoked paprika 1 tsp Ground cumin Pinch of dried […]

British Fish Starters

Prawn cocktail

Serves 4 Cooking time 10 mins Ingredients 1 lemon 250g of cooked small peeled prawns Lemon wedges, to garnish 1/2 iceberg lettuce For the Marie Rose Sauce: 200g fresh mayonnaise 2-3 tbsp tomato ketchup Pinch cayenne pepper Dash Tabasco, to taste Dash Worcestershire sauce, to taste Splash of brandy, to taste Method: To make the […]

Fish Italian Main course

Smoked mackerel omlette

Serves 2 Cooking time 30 mins Ingredients 150g-200g smoked mackerel 1 onion, finely chopped Olive oil 6 organic free-range eggs a handful of fresh parsley, chopped (optional) Method: Skin the mackerel and flake into a bowl, removing any bones.  Heat the grill to high. In a large non-stick frying pan, heat the olive oil and […]

Italian Main course Mediterranean Pasta

Pasta alla Puttanesca

Serves 4 Cooking time 30 mins Ingredients 500g pasta 4 tbsp olive oil 400g (1 tin) chopped tomatoes 1 red chilli, finely chopped (or pinch of chilli flakes) 8 anchovy fillets, chopped 2 garlic cloves, chopped 25g butter (optional) 100g pitted black olives, sliced 2 tbsp capers, rinsed 4 tbsp chopped fresh parsley Method: Cook […]

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 […]

Asian recipes Chicken Main course

Sweet and sour chicken

Serves 2 Cooking time 20 mins Ingredients 1 chicken breast, thinly sliced 1 egg white 1 tbsp cornflour 1 tsp Chinese rice wine or sherry (optional) 4 spring onions, sliced half a red pepper, sliced 1 small carrot, thinly sliced 1 clove garlic, chopped 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger 1 tomato, cut into wedges half […]

British Fish Starters Xmas recipes

Smoked fish pate

Smoked mackerel pate is amazing with oat biscuits and perfect for Christmas party nibbles.  This will take ten minutes to make which means there is more time for gin o clock!