Category Archives: Recipes

Ricotta, Basil and Pinenut Crêpe


Ricotta is a fab cheese to use in a dish like this as its flavour isn’t overpowering. It does melt when heated, but unlike ordinary cheese it becomes more runny […]

Courgettini, Mint, Pumpkin Seeds, Flax Seeds, Ricotta and Pea Salad.


Rich in Vitamin C, fibre, calcium, Omega-3, Zinc Everything in this salad is raw, which means that none of the nutrients will have been destroyed whilst cooking and therefore giving […]

Breakfast Granola Bars


These granola bars are great when you’re on the go; I can’t think of a better energy boost. They’re full of all the right things that none of us get […]

Classic Slow-roasted Shoulder of Lamb with Garden Herbs and Garlic


Cooking a shoulder of lamb doesn’t get more straightforward than this recipe. It’s exactly the same principles as roasting a leg, only you cook it for longer…hence the title! Shoulder […]

Toffee Apples


You really should give this recipe ago,especially as there is no better night to eat them than fireworks night, which just happens to be tonight!! We all need a nostalgic […]

Duck and Spiced Plum Autumn Salad


For me, this salad represents autumn. The plums in the salad complement the rich duck and bring a warm component to the dish. Serves 2 2 Cooked aromatic or confit […]

Gingerbread Cupcakes


It’s the time of year when you are feeling the need for warmth and spice. These cupcakes are great for all the family and totally nostalgic. It’s time to plump […]

The unladylike sandwich


There is no possible way to eat this sandwich without getting it all over you. So consume while you’re still in your pyjamas!  This feast is my ultimate favourite; the […]

Spicy Beans and Pepperami on Toast with Fried Egg


On toast, in jackets or served as a soup, this savvy- savers brunch is quick, cheap and cheerful. Prep time 10 minutes Cook time 15 minutes Serves 2 75g Pepperami, […]

Cinnamon and Carrot Cookies


Ever wondered what to do with those few poor, slightly floppy carrots that are hanging about in the bottom of your vegetable tray?? Well, here you go.  An old wartime […]

Marinades and Sauces


Marinades and Sauces Having a few marinades and sauces in your repertoire is such an important part of day-to-day cooking. Not only will it make your life ten times easier […]

Chicken quesadillas with caramelised onions and peppers


Chicken Quesadillas, Caramelised Onions and Peppers               A take on a dish that went down extremely well from my last book Home at 7,Dinner […]

Sticky Five Spice Pork


I once cooked this dish for a dinner party and it was a huge hit. The problem is that I have been racking my brains as to how it did […]

Leftover Roast Dinner Turnovers


This is a recipe that can be adapted to use up just about any bits and bobs that you may have not quite managed to finish at the dinner table. […]


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SPICED BLACKBERRY BAKED CHEESECAKE Serves 12 Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Cooling time over night Oven temp: 120oc-160oc Approximate cost per portion £1.72 INGREDIENTS: For the base […]

Passionfruit, Mango and Raspberry Pavlova


 My perfect Pav. Always a crowd pleaser. The sharp fruits here balance out the sweet meringue perfectly. Crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. I think his is […]