Category Archives: Recipes

Asian Noodle Soup

Asian Noodle Soup

Asian Noodle Soup One of the all time easiest recipes to cook after a long day and once you have got your cupboard stocked with the right Asian bits, the […]

NZ Venison Salad with Beetroot, Orange and Hazelnut

Venison, beetroot, orange and hazelnut salad

NZ Venison Salad…Not your average salad! I’ve been working with New Zealand Venison for years and years now and I’m never disappointed by it’s fabulous quality and versatility. I love […]

Daisy Lowe and Sophie go Sugar Free with Grazia!

Cooking with Daisy Lowe for Grazia “Sophie, fancy interviewing top modle Daisy Lowe and doing a bit of cooking at the same time” asks my Grazia Editor….Umm, let me think! […]

Sausage Carbonara Pasta

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Recipe from my book Cook on a shoestring. We all need a few different pasta dishes in our repertoire that we can throw together quickly and cheaply, with little fuss. […]

Smoked Mackerel and Caper Pate

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This pâté makes a perfect little starter for a dinner party one a budget. You can make it a couple of days ahead if you wish. If you have any […]

A Drunken Cinnamon and Rosemary Moscow Mule

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MAKES 4 RATHER LARGE SERVINGS 2 limes 2 tbsp brown sugar 6 sprigs of rosemary (4 for garnish) 5 sticks of cinnamon (4 to use as straws) 300ml spiced rum […]

A Very GoggleBox Christmas With Grazia

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My Booze inspired Christmas recipes for the Parkers from Gogglebox. Tiny Trifles, Boozy Cranberry Sauce and Drunken Mules.  What more could you want at Christmas time?! See the recipes below […]

Caramel, Pear and Pecan Christmas Pies

Caramel Christmas pies

Caramel, Pear and Pecan Christmas Pies Festive Cheer is finally upon us and I’m in the mood for baking!! This recipe is especially for the Non Mince Pie lover or […]

Pepperpot Beef Stew

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Pepperpot Beef Stew Perfect for a cosy night in without any fuss! My mum used to cook this for me all the time as it was one of my favourites. […]

Sausage and Bean Stew with Wilted Courgettes

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Sausage and Bean Stew with Wilted Courgettes This is the written recipe from my second websiode of Sophie Cooks.  Much to my delight, it has been extremely popular and lots […]

Roasted Butternut Squash and Endive with Parma Ham, Ricotta and Mint Salad

Butternut Sqaush Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash and Endive with Parma Ham, Ricotta and Mint Salad For those of you who have watched my little webisode on the video, I thought it might be […]

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread Perfect Sunday baking! This is possibly the easier bread recipe you will ever make.  And the quickest and least likely to go wrong.  It’s the perfect recipe […]

Mussel and Tomato Baked Rissoto

Cook on a Shoestring

Mussel and Tomato Baked Risotto Mussels are one of the cheapest ingredients from the sea that you can get hold of. You get loads for your money and can do […]

Cook on a shoestring – Chicken, Orzo and Spring Onion Broth

Chicken, Orzo and Mint Broth

Chicken, Orzo and Spring Onion Broth Orzo, Giant cous Cous or Macaroni will work for this recipe, even barley or spelt if you have some in the cupboard.  Cook this […]

November Beets!

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Although the chilly winter months are upon us and we are dusting off our winter warmers, it doesn’t mean that our food has to become heavy and unhealthy. I personally […]

Heritage Tomato and Black Olive Salad

Tomato and Black Olive Salad

HERITAGE TOMATO AND BLACK OLIVE SALAD To serve 8 4  large plum of beef tomatoes, sliced thinly 4 large Plum tomatoes, i like the yellow ones for colour but what […]