My favourite evenings are the ones where there are no time constraints; where cooking can happen without clock watching. And in those rare but glorious moments, I love to experiment with new flavours. This recipe will take a little while, and does involve a few different components – roasting beetroot and patiently cooking lentils – … Continue reading Smoked Mackerel, Puy Lentils & Beetroot.
Grey days call for colourful food, and Mexican food is one of my favourite things to make and create. As a 10 year old, tacos with guacamole were almost always top of my most-wanted food list – and they’re pretty high on my list as an adult, too. The best thing about these black bean … Continue reading Black Bean Autumn Tacos
Autumn is very often cold, grey and miserable. However, it has two main redeeming factors. The first is being able to drink red wine freely with any meal. The second is being able to make autumn soup. This is my go-to soup recipe for cold autumn days. It’s a glorious shade of orange, it’s incredibly … Continue reading Spiced Carrot & Lentil Soup
In my quest to try and save the planet, I am forever experimenting with vegetarian versions of my favourite meat dishes. And the arrival of the cold half of the year means soups, stews and hearty wholesome meals. Like this Lentil ragu. Proper Italian Ragu is probably one of my favourite things. When I visited … Continue reading Lentil Ragu with Sundried Tomatoes & Olives
The more I cook Italian food, the more I realise that stereotypes of Italian cooking are true. It really is all about simple ingredients cooked well. I first discovered Pasta Alla Norma on my first trip to Sicily and ever since I’ve been addicted to the simple combination of tomatoes, garlic, aubergine and basil so … Continue reading Pasta Alla Norma
Today is the Autumn Equinox, and as if by magic, leaves are falling off trees and the air feels a little crisper, a little fresher; a little more like the nights will soon be drawing in. Being a summer baby, this is not my favourite time of year, so I’ve compensated by creating a new … Continue reading Leek & White Bean Ragu with crème fraiche
Okay, not so much a recipe – just a really tasty thing everyone should put together. One of my wonderful friends bought me a really great cheese for my birthday so I generously slathered it onto some good bread, and bingo, dream tea. The key to this being utterly delicious is to make sure your … Continue reading Soft Cheese on Toast with Padron Peppers