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

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

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

Lamb & Winter Veg Curry with Spiced Cauliflower Rice

The curry menus are always the first that I go for when we’re having a lazy night in with a takeaway, and although we have a great curry house near us, it’s always so much tastier (and of course healthier) to make your own if you can spare the time. Just make sure you’ve always … Continue reading

Savoury Cashew Cream

My sister who is a big advocate of raw food inspired me to create this cream. She uses cashews for many things, and makes marvellous desserts with them. I adapted this from a recipe I saw on theglutenfreevegan.com. It tastes awesome, and it has inspired me to use it in many dishes. So far all … Continue reading