Recipe: Raspberry Ripple and White Chocolate Cheesecake

A baked cheesecake is a really impressive way to get ahead when hosting a dinner party. All the hard work is done up front and you can even make it the day before. This rippled cheesecake makes for an impressive centre piece and taste even better than it looks. (serves 8-10) Ingredients 200g ginger biscuits…

Recipe: Lamb Kofta with Flatbreads

Lamb Kofta with Flatbreads. No greasy kebabs here. Delicately spiced and popping with flavour these koftas are a Friday night treat freshened up with zingy salsa and spicy sriracha. (serves 4) Ingredients koftas; 500g Lamb Mince 2 Tbsp Mango and Apricot chutney (or Mango chutney is fine) 1/2 Tsp onion powder 1/2 Tsp chilli powder…

Recipe: Sausage and Mozzarella Cheese Pasta Bake

This pasta bake is packed with flavour. A spicy tomato sauce coats sweet sausage and peppers with a hint of chilli. You can prep ahead and pop the bake in the oven just before you’re ready to eat. (serves 2) Ingredients 150g dried Penne Pasta 5 thick pork sausages 4 slices smoked streaky bacon, sliced…

Recipe: Low and Slow Beef Brisket Sarnies

Beef brisket can be daunting, you get visions of hours of cooking and prep time, the need for industrial outside smokers and a sense that it might be that stretch too far. But it needn’t be. This recipe needs little more attention than 20 minutes, then, it’s in the oven for you to carry on…

Recipe: Crab Bucatini

Crab pasta in a silky chilli and white wine sauce. An all time classic and a pasta dish worthy of any occasion. (serves 2) Ingredients 200g dried Bucatini pasta 1 red chilli, finely sliced 1 garlic clove, finely sliced A small handful of finely chopped coriander The juice of half a lemon 1 large glass…

Recipe: Braised lentils with spiced baked Cod

Here’s an easy midweek dinner that’s comforting to anyone. A hearty, healthy bowl of rich lentils and cabbage with a flaky spiced fillet of cod. Nduja is available in most supermarkets these days but if you can’t get it you can use fresh pesto instead. (serves 2) Ingredients 2 skinless, boneless cod fillets 2 Tbsp…

Recipe: Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

If you’ve spent any of your time on holiday in France then the chances are you’ve been lucky enough to taste this French Classic of a beautifully baked whole chicken cooked in wine and garlic. Before you are scared off by the garlic content it’s worth remembering that when simmered gently garlic mellows dramatically and…

Recipe: Quiche with tomato, bacon and blue cheese

A well made Quiche is great for busy lunches. I often make a Quiche on a Sunday and then use it for office lunch during the week. You can be really creative with fillings, there really are no rules. This tomato, blue cheese and bacon Quiche is one of my personal favourites. Ingredients for the…

Recipe: Steak and Kidney Pie

I PROMISE you that you want to eat this. It’s the greatest steak and kidney pie there ever was. If you are funny in any way about kidney (then your missing out), but, you can add extra beef if it’s really a no go for you, just sub the kidneys for an extra beef shin….

Recipe: Tomato, Anchovy and Olive Spaghetti

An easy go to spaghetti dish which is a midweek pasta straight from the store cupboard. You only need to add some fresh tomatoes and 15 minutes to be in Italian pasta heaven. (serves 2) Ingredients 200g dried Spaghetti 1 garlic clove, finely sliced 150g mixed cherry tomatoes, halved 5 anchovy fillets in olive oil…

Recipe: Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie. The zesty American classic and alternative to lemon tart. This is so easy to make, have fun doing it and get messy! Ingredients 125g digestive biscuits 125g ginger nut biscuits 125g salted butter 4 large free range egg yolks 1 397g tin of condensed milk Zest of 2 limes Juice of 3…

Recipe: Lamb Harira

Harira is a Moroccan dish typically served as a soup starter. It’s more of a thick stew than a soup rich with lentils and melting tender lamb. My version uses healthier brown rice and is a comforting main served with plenty of fresh warm bread. (serves 4) Ingredients 1 onion, finely diced 2 fat garlic…