Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke in a Mediterranean Sauce

Artichokes are fantastic at this time of year, and I like to use this dish as an accompaniment to Christmas dinner, it’s nice to get some different flavours on the plate. Just beware of the extra vibrations around the room, we call them fartichokes in my house!! – Preparation Time:  20 Minutes         … Continue reading

Pickled Cucumber & Carrot Salad on Shredded Beetroot

I found this side salad the perfect accompaniment to some smoked mackerel, and a nice light starter if you’re doing a dinner party. – Preparation Time:  20 Minutes                                                       … Continue reading

Indian Curry Paste

One of my favourite things to make is a curry, and people need to be aware how easy this is to do from scratch. A paste takes very little time, and it’s always better when you make it yourself. Make it in bulk, freeze it down, and you’ve saved yourself time for the next curry. … Continue reading

Grilled Salmon on Parsley & Ginger Polenta, served with beetroot salad

A dish packed full of goodness! Omega 3 rich salmon, the superfood beetroot, gluten free polenta, and topped up with greens. Super tasty too! – Preparation Time:  20 Minutes                            Cooking Time: 8-10 Minutes                         … Continue reading

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Chestnuts

There’s a lot of people out there who don’t like sprouts, but my theory is that this is only because people don’t cook them right. Don’t overcook them and try some other ingredients to boost the flavour and they taste great! – Preparation Time:  8 Minutes                     … Continue reading

The Perfect Roast Chicken

Make sure you cook it on a trivet, baste regularly, and don’t overcook it, and you have the perfect roast chicken. Try this with my chestnut and herb stuffing recipe. – Preparation Time:  10 Minutes                                             … Continue reading

Chestnut & Herb Stuffing

A great flavoursome stuffing, ideal for Thanksgiving or Christmas to accompany your roast turkey. In my opinion, a good stuffing can transform a roast dinner. – Preparation Time:  15 Minutes                              Cooking Time: 30 Minutes                   … Continue reading

Butternut Squash with Sage

Known as a winter squash, the butternut is still very much in season. They will usually keep in the cupboard for up to a month, but once cut keep in the fridge for 3-5 days max. – Preparation Time:  10 Minutes                            Cooking Time: 15 … Continue reading

Sausage & Bean Casserole

National sausage week demands my favourite sausage dish! One pot dishes are always nice and easy too, you just need to make sure you don’t overcook the veg. I also love this with butter beans. Preparation Time:  15 Minutes                              Cooking Time: 40 Minutes   … Continue reading

Roast Beef with Red Wine & Rosemary Gravy

The perfect roast beef requires a few key points – the sealing, the trivet, the temperature and the resting, all outlined here. – Preparation Time:  5 Minutes                              Cooking Time: 55 Minutes                           … Continue reading