Pork, Cider and Sage Lasagne

Total Cooking Time:  90 minutes – 2 hours Do not adjust your monitors, yes what you are seeing there is a very radioactive shade of green atop this lasagne.  Fear not, that is the product of melting the cheese known as ‘Sage Derby,’ and it certainly brings this dish alive.

Pumpkin Seed and Goats Cheese Pesto

Pesto is one of those delightfully simple, versatile ingredients that can take the blandest foods from 0 to 60 in 1.5 spoonfuls per second.  While common ideas of pesto stem from the traditional idea of pine nuts, basil, oil and garlic, the term is actually more vague than that.  It actually comes from the Italian…

Matar Paneer (Curried Peas and Indian Cheese)

This is, without a doubt, my favourite Indian dish.  For those who haven’t tried it, Paneer is a non-melting cheese similar to Halloumi.  It’s soft in texture and does a great job of absorbing the flavours around it.  It is also very high in protein, making it a great meat substitute. This dish combines it…

Minced Beef Fajitas (No Overpriced Packet Mixes!)

Introduction The great scam of “mexican kits” continues to baffle me.  People will gladly shell out ridiculous amounts for nothing more than a few tortillas and a packet of spices while the box insists you “ONLY need some chicken, tomatoes, onion, lettuce, peppers” etc.  Essentially you’re paying twice as much for something half as good….

Brie and Grape Sweet Potato Casserole

Introduction Not all main courses need to be savoury and not all desserts need to be sweet.  This main dish perfectly exemplifies this, with the sweet mixture of the Grape and Sweet Potato with the creamy, subtle bitterness of the brie. Also it’s as easy as slice, layering and sticking in the oven, so there…

Sheep Cheese Crusted Lamb Chops with Hash Browns

Introduction Typically this dish would be made with a rack of lamb as opposed to individual chops, but alas I didn’t have any readily available.  Of course, lamb’s best friend is Mint but I decided not to include it in the crust this time, as I feel it somewhat steals the coolness of the mint….

Autumn Pasty (Sweet Vegetable and Wensleydale Cheese)

Introduction For the uninitiated, “pasties” began as a way for Miners to have a hearty yet practical meal while working underground.  Their fillings tend to be drier than a pie, replacing sauce with…well…more fillings. This pasty utilises some great Autumn flavours – notably Squash, cranberries and those wonderful root vegetables.  The real star of the…

Brie and Apple Pork Chops with Cider Gravy

Introductions In case it wasn’t obvious, The Guesscipe Book loves cheese.  So when a recent shopping trip ended with the purchase of an unholy amount of Brie, something needed to be done.  The beauty of this recipe is that, so long as it is done right, the pork stays moist and not chewy.  The sweetness…

Rich Macaroni Cheese with Chorizo

  Introduction It’s pretty difficult to go wrong with a macaroni cheese, I mean really, it’s in the name (granted I used penne but let’s just think of it as Jumbo Macaroni.)  Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean we can’t make a macaroni cheese go righter…rer.  With the simple addition of some booze and spicy sausage, we can…

Pasta Carbonara

Introduction We here at the Guesscipe book are always keen to keep recipes on the more authentic side, which is why we felt lucky to receive this recipe from our dear Italian friend.  Alas, the fridge was not stocked as well as one might hope and the shop was far away, so we had to…