Category Archives: Recipes

Sausage and Bean Stew with Wilted Courgettes

Bean Stew Grab

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!

Beetroot

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 […]

Lebanese Radish and Pomegranate Quinoa

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LEBANESE RADISH AND POMEGRANATE QUINOA For those of you who have never had Quinoa, i suppose its best described as a cross between Cous Cous and Bulgar Wheat.  Its delicious […]

Easy BBQ Leg of Lamb

Summer BBQ Lamb

BBQ Leg of Lamb As i’m sure you might imagine, the task of BBQ’in, even in this house hold where the kitchen is strictly my domain will always fall into […]

Easy Peasy – Paella

paella

Paella Paella looks and tastes fantastic – especially if you’ve got a huge fl at paella pan to act as both cooking and serving dish. If you haven’t, then use […]

Easy Peasy – Blueberry & Banana Pancakes

pancakes

Blueberry & Banana Pancakes A wonderfully naughty-but-nice snack for the morning. It’s sweet but goes fantastically well with savoury breakfast fare. We love pork and apple so why not bacon […]

Easy Peasy – Griddled Marinated Chicken

satay-chicken

Griddled marinated chicken with a mango, watercress and cashew salad & light thai dipping sauce Serves 2 2 chicken breasts, cut into strips 1 garlic clove, crushed 1cm knob of […]

Easy Peasy – Slow-cooked Shoulder of Lamb

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Slow-cooked Shoulder of Lamb This is so easy to prepare, in fact, there’s not really anything to prepare at all! I love this because it makes a change to the […]

Easy Peasy – A French Breakfast

french-breakfast

A French Breakfast… well not really Surely hot ham and molten cheese must be one of the best ways of making the French croissant even yummier? There’s nothing more satisfying […]

Cook on a Shoestring – Blackened Fish with Orange and Watercress

blackened-fish

Blackened Fish with Orange and Watercress Just about any fish works well with this recipe, so I won’t tell you which one you buy. Because fish is such a perishable […]

Cook on a Shoestring – Cajun Style Turkey Burger

turkey-burger

Cajun Style Turkey Burger OK, I know what you’re all thinking – turkey? Let me assure you that this burger, if made right, with lots of lovely seasoning, is seriously […]