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 […]

Spring Vegetable Broth

spring vegetable soup by How to cook good food

After a week of Cornish food, I have found myself eating lots of lighter foods this week. Less cream and chocolate and more vegetables and salad. After a quick trip to the allotment, I was presented with some fat leeks,crisp spring onions and a bunch of colourful rainbow chard. The chard I tend to fry […]

American Style Banana Pancakes with Bacon

American pancakes 2nd batch

Pancake day aka Shrove Tuesday is nearly upon us. Next week in fact. Our regular choice of pancake is the classic French style crepe. Thin, lightly crisp and brown around the edges and dusted, or in the case of the children, drenched in granulated sugar (for crunch) and fresh lemon.  But this year, I may […]

Leftover Lunches-Roasted Pork & Aubergine Noodle Salad with Ginger Dressing

pork & aubergine noodle salad

This may sound strange, but I have never had an office based job which involves having to go out and buy my own lunch. I have always worked in the food industry so my lunches have always been provided for.  There is an exception to that rule, dating back to my late teen years when […]

A Salad of Spiced Oranges, Dates, Green Olives & Parsley

spiced oranges

I have for you here a little sunshine in a salad. Inspired by the flavours of Morocco. Chilli spiced oranges, sticky dates, salty tangy olives and refreshing flat leaved parsley with a splash of extra virgin olive oil.  Yes, it is a salad. But, it’s not supposed to be a “diet” salad. More of a […]

A Farewell To Summer Soup

Farewell to summer soup

I have definitely written my soup double bill in the wrong order. I was hoping that this week would see the return of the sun which would make this post so much more timely than it really is. My PREVIOUS soup welcomed the beginning of Autumn, whereas this soup is supposed to say farewell to […]