Roasted Pumpkin, Apple and Walnut Soup

It’s October and you know what that means – the Pumpkin Spice Latte is back!  But, for those of you feeling a little less basic than that, I’m bringing you a delicious autumnal soup. This is a fairly sweet soup – the pumpkin provides body, a subtle sweetness and that gorgeous colour, with the apple bringing in…

Goats Cheese and Red Onion Filo Parcels

Goats Cheese is one of those fantastic flavours that is absolutely unique – nothing tastes quite like it.  It’s deep, salty flavour and stomach-filling denseness makes it a great substitute for meat.  It’s a shame that it proves such a divisive ingredient, with many of its detractors claiming it tastes like the poor animal smells….

Carrot, Orange and Ginger Soup

Owing to an unfortunate case of phone-theft, I sadly only have one photo of this meal.  Fortunately, it was of the finished product.  Due to this I’ll break trend and be a LITTLE more specific with measurements.  Show much go on! The balance of flavours in this dish is very important; the acidic, slightly bitter…

Lemon and Coriander Feta Hummus

Introduction A few years ago I began referring to certain people as “hummus” people – those who can lift even the most boring [cucumber stick] people into a fun, exciting atmosphere.  A party spread without hummus is like a party without this friend – the fun enabler. Point is, hummus is great.  But why not…

Veggie Bites (Vegan Friendly)

Introduction For years I wondered what it was that made “beer batter” worth mentioning on menus – what differentiated it from a normal one?  The answer – NO DAIRY!  No eggs necessary, no butter, no milk.  Just beer, flour and whatever extra little bits of flavour you want to stick in! I recommend using a…

Chili-Mango Pork Ribs

Introduction Starter or main, ribs are fantastic base for any meal.  Sadly, we’ve pushed them into two distinct boxes – Chinese and Barbecue.  The rib-meat itself is so adaptable it’s a terrible shame to not experiment every now and then. Mango Salsa has exploded in popularity recently, and pork goes so well with fruity sweet…

Black Pudding Scotch Eggs

Introduction Now, whilst this may sound like one of the driest coatings in the world, that’s why we use the pork mince – it adds moisture and loosens the texture without detracting from the flavour of the black pudding. And I’m aware the ingredients list for this is substantially smaller than usual – I would…

Mushroom-Cream Potato Cakes

    Introduction Potato cakes are a fantastically filling starter, but it’s easy for them to feel bland – they are essentially just mashed potato, after all.  The addition of mushrooms and cream really helps this dish go down a treat. I grill these because I find it helps the breadcrumb coating stay on better,…

Goats Cheese Stuffed Squash

    Introduction Who doesn’t love a good Butternut Squash?  You?  If so, please kindly leave this blog post.  Excellent, just us good people are here now.  This dish works well as a filling main for one, or a starter for two.  Though it may not be the prettiest dish, it offers a well balanced…

Chorizo and Red Wine Tapas

Introduction For some reason it took until 6 months ago for us to finally try tapas, and boy were we missing out!  So many choices, so much flavour and the joy of mixing and matching.  This, however, is our favourite tapas dish and it is so insanely easy, yet as rich and voluptuous side dish as there…