Norwegian Skrei with Flower Sprouts & Chorizo

skrei with flower sprouts

I know lots of people who say they are scared of cooking fish. It often comes up as a topic of conversation in my cookery classes. It is usually a fear of over cooking a handsome wedge of white fish. Fair enough, given that fish is so expensive it is often a case of not […]

Aldi Wagyu Burgers with Smashed Avocado & Candied Bacon

aldi wagyu burgers

Today sees the release of Aldi Wagyu burgers in their stores nationwide. They are part of the Aldi “special buys” range and are only available while stocks last. All I can say is get down there sharpish. They are going to disappear off the shelves as fast as the Wagyu steaks – sold by Aldi […]

Supergreens Soup

supergreens soup

After my first experiment with a green smoothie, I thought I would try my hand at making a supergreens soup. All the goodness of a green smoothie but in soup form. What turns a green smoothie into a soup? Heat. That is where my Froothie comes into it’s own. Hot soup blended to perfection within […]

Jerusalem Artichoke Chestnut & Mushroom Soup

mushroom soup

I have for you a soup that truly reflects this time of the year. Earthy, woodsy, deeply rich flavours speak for themselves. Before making this soup, I hadn’t eaten Jerusalem artichokes for years. I remember a time when Jerusalem artichoke puree came with everything, I think around the same time as celeriac became a big […]

Kale Roasted Cranberry & Smoked Almond Salad

smoked almond salad

Kale is certainly a vegetable that divides us all. I am certainly in the pro kale camp but I am sure there are many of you out there who are already tuning out because you really do not like kale. I get that it’s leaves are sturdy and therefore take rather more chewing than, say, […]

Coriander & Coconut Vegetable Curry

coconut vegetable curry

I have been experimenting with a few vegetarian meals recently. Not because I am veggie myself but because I quite like not having to make every meal revolve around meat. Good meat is expensive, so I do try to concoct mid-week meals that are more vegetable orientated  with some protein added through ingredients such as […]

Pumpkin Kale & Coconut Soup

coconut soup

If there is one thing I love most about Autumn, it is the colours. Burnt oranges, russets, mossy greens and fading yellows all mingling together to form a perfect Autumnal scene with shiny nuggets of conker brown dotted amongst the falling leaves. I also take great pleasure in seeing the glorious pumpkins displayed in the […]

Japanese style marinaded pork-Celebrating 20 years of Freedom Food

marinaded pork

As part of the celebrating 20 years of Freedom Food campaign I was asked by Sainsbury’s to visit a Freedom Food pig farm and to create a recipe to illustrate how tasty our higher welfare outdoor reared British pork can be. How did they know that pork is my favourite meat? It really is. Think […]

Smoky Black Bean & Chorizo Soup

chorizo soup

Arriving back from a summer holiday is never easy. One of the best things about being in France  is being able to buy fruit that is ripened to perfection and proudly displayed in crates, artistic piles or in wicker baskets. On arriving back in the UK I was let down as usual when I decided […]

Tomatoes with a Greek Salad Dressing

greek salad dressing

If I could, I would probably eat Greek salad every lunchtime during the week.  I love it, especially when piled into toasted pittas with some hummus on the side. During the summer months I always have a packet of Feta cheese in the fridge. I do eat so much of it. I love it’s mild, crumbly […]