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 […]

Christmas Vegetable Strudel

Christmas vegetable strudel

Just before I head off to begin my Christmas celebrations I wanted to share with you my Christmas vegetable strudel. It could not be simpler to prepare and even though I would class it as a vegetarian main course, I would happily add a slice to my turkey dinner plate. It contains all of the […]

Stollen Biscuit Bites

stollen biscuit bites

If you are looking for a last minute edible gift to give to someone then you might like my stollen biscuit bites. Simple enough to make and far too easy to eat, my bite sized biscuits with the flavours of stollen make the perfect edible Christmas gift. This is a biscuit recipe that can make […]

Roasted Pear & Mincemeat Crumble Tarts

mincemeat crumble tarts

I have a recipe here that is suitable  for those who may not be totally enamoured by mince pies. Although I love  mince pies in their traditional form, others may not be so keen. Adding mincemeat to crumbles has always been something I like to do and I have made a pear and mincemeat strudel […]

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, […]

Toffee Apple Date & Pecan Crumble

toffee apple date

Sometimes I really struggle to be creative in the kitchen. Other times, recipes just appear in my head and I know, without a shadow of a doubt that they will work. This recipe is one such example.  If I take too long to agonise over flavours my efforts seem laboured and contrived.When something pops into […]

Halloween Pumpkin Cookies

halloween pumpkin cookies

Happy Halloween! I have just baked some low sugar, lightly spiced Halloween Pumkpin Cookies this morning splattered with vivid orange icing. For real gore fanatics, you might want to try bright red glace icing instead.  These cookies include mashed pumpkin but any type of squash would work. They have a light crumbly texture and are […]

Tofu Choco Breakfast Shake

tofu choco breakfast shake

I love chocolate and I love tofu. Would you have thought about trying the two together?  This tofu choco breakfast shake is the result of my latest purchase. Silken Tofu. I rarely find a food that I do not like. But don’t cook me parsnips. Eurggghhh. Groooossssss. What I have realised over time is that […]

Spiced Pumpkin Blondies

spiced pumpkin blondies

There are so many recipes featuring pumpkin that I want to try at the moment. I keep finding myself bookmarking recipes galore. Most of the time I like to create my own bakes from scratch but when I am really pressed for time as I am this week, I just want to bake something new, […]

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 […]