Roasted Squash and Cauliflower Curry Soup

I’ve only recently discovered the joy that is roasted cauliflower in curry powder.  Having always been a fan of Aloo Ghobi, it was no surprise that this worked but WHOA, did it work.  This was a gorgeously silky soup packed with flavour.  The squash gave it a beautiful body and the curried cauliflower offered a…

Garlic Shrimp and Shredded Rainbow Salad

This was a quick dinner I made myself last week and I could not have been more thrilled with it.  The textural intrigue provided by the shredded salad, combined with the peppery dressing is a fabulous accompaniment for the classic garlic-butter prawn combo. Ingredients Prawns Butter Dill Garlic Cloves Red Cabbage Carrots Yellow Pepper Apple…

Sundried Tomato and Pine Nut Risotto

  Earlier last year I fell in love with sundried tomatoes.  The concentrated, rich, oily flavour packs a punch unlike any other tomato product.  Perfect with pasta, on toasted bread, or on some strong cheese – perhaps my favourite use of sundried tomatoes is in this dish.  While the tomatoes provide the flavour, the pine…

Scrambled Eggs and Smoked Salmon on Toast – The Perfect Brunch

Smoked salmon – king of appetizers, queen of sashimi, and of course, dame of brunch.  This is by no means a new idea, yet I’m consistently surprised by the amount of people who have not tried this delicious brunch pairing.  Hot, creamy scrambled eggs and cold, cool rich smoked salmon all on a nice crunchy…

Sweetcorn and New Potato Soup

We’re well into the cold season now – blankets are being dusted off, radiators being switched back on, and people arguing about the pronunciation of ‘snood’ (for the record, it rhymes with good.) This soup is deliciously filling, the potato and sweetcorn melding together into a velvety, creamy spoonful.  The sweetcorn itself packs a huge…

Roast Pumpkin, Chickpea and Spinach Curry (Vegan)

It’s that time of year!  Hallowe’en decorations are being dusted off, leaves are falling from the trees and basics are making their way to Starbucks for some Pumpkin Spice.  Well, here’s a different kind of spicy pumpkin.  The roasted pumpkin carries a substantial flavour punch with its sweet, thick flesh. It’s well worth making sure…

Banana Peel Burgers (low fat/high protein)

Yes, you read that correctly.  I’ll just give you a moment to get back into your chair, fan yourself, whatever it takes.  The other day I was wondering what kind of savoury food could be made using pancakes…what I uncovered was something far stranger than I ever imagined. Bizarrely, something about the banana peel in…

Mint, Feta and Pomegranate Orzo Salad

In truth, it was inspired by a salad my manager used to make at Piebury Corner, which always hit the spot on the warmer summer days.  No wonder, as its ingredients are notably middle-eastern in their combination. Sitting in the garden while the evening sun fades to the distance with this gorgeous balance of sweet…

Low Fat Pork Burger (using Cauliflower Breadcrumbs)

Total Cooking Time: 30 minutes Introduction Beef burgers are all the rage, but it’s 2016 and this is my website so shut up.  In any case, this was more of an experiment that fortunately turned out pretty awesome; a very tender burger packed with flavour and goodness. While I’m not one to jump onto many current…

Pork and Mango Stir Fry

Total time:  Approx. 30 minutes Once again, fruit and meat come together to form something savoury and sweet.  Mango has a a very pleasant mellow taste, that I would almost describe as citrus-like without the acid.  It has a thickness in terms of texture and flavour, and this mellow coating provides a fantastic base for…