Roasted Cod Loin with Prawn, Chorizo and Butter Beans

I can’t resist using chorizo with in a fish dish sometimes, it just seems to compliment it perfectly! This is a very simple and quick dish, ideal for a light lunch or dinner. Serve also with a side of steamed broccoli. – Preparation Time:  10 Minutes                     … Continue reading

Pan Fried Duck Breast, with Spinach & Orange Salad & Tahini Dressing

There’s a legendary debate that I often have with my flat mate, also a chef, about how to cook a duck breast. I say cold pan, he says hot pan, I (of course) always win this debate! A duck breast should be started skin down in a cold pan to allow the fat to render gradually, rather … Continue reading

Haggis, Neeps & Tatties, with Whiskey Cashew Cream

With Burns night tomorrow night, I’m sure you’re all rushing out to buy some haggis! So here’s a healthier alternative to this Scottish classic, even though I’m sure most Scotsmen would consider this version sacrilege: “Ye cannae use sweet tatties ‘n nae cream!!” – Preparation Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: 90 Minutes Serves: 3 – … Continue reading

Smoked Salmon Salad

A nice light & nutritious lunch. I just love the way salmon & egg compliment each other, and for me, the runnier the egg yolk the better, and that’s all about perfect timing. – Preparation Time:  20 Minutes                            Cooking Time: 5-8 Minutes       … Continue reading

Pan Fried Pheasant with Celeriac & Bacon

You can’t get any better free range meat than eating game. I was lucky enough to have a friend shoot me this pheasant (thanks Frank!), which isn’t an opportunity that comes by very often. Thankfully I didn’t have to pluck it etc myself! Pheasant is the sort of game that has that nice gamey taste … Continue reading

Breakfast Power Smoothie

5 or 6 mornings a week this is how I start my day, it’s all I need for breakfast. I live with 2 others, the first one up in the morning makes the shakes for everyone else, and pops them in the fridge ready for when they get up. It’s a great system, and it … Continue reading

Honey Roasted Beetroot with Caraway

In my opinion one of the best things you can do to a beetroot, we do it a lot, so I thought I’d tweak it a little, and this worked nicely… – Preparation Time:  10 Minutes                            Cooking Time:  40 Minutes         … Continue reading

Gluten & Dairy Free Mince Pies

If you’ve any left over mincemeat then you must give this a try. It’s amazing how well this pastry turns out considering it’s simplicity. A very merry Christmas to all, try not to over indulge too much!! – Preparation Time:  25 Minutes                          Cooking Time: 20 … Continue reading

Gratinated Turnips with Cashew Cream

We received many turnips of all sizes in our excellent seasonal veg delivery service from Abel and Cole, we often roast them with other winter veg, or throw them with some swede to mash, but I felt the need to try something a little different….. – Preparation Time:  10-15 Minutes             … Continue reading

Parsnip & Chestnut Soup

I saw this on a menu in a cafe today and had to give it a crack, perfect for a starter around the festive season, or any other cold winter evening. – Preparation Time:  15 Minutes                              Cooking Time: 15 Minutes         … Continue reading