Spiced Carrot & Lentil Soup

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…

Lentil Ragu with Sundried Tomatoes & Olives

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…

Pasta Alla Norma

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…