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…

Slow Cooked Creamy Pulled Chicken

Pulled meat seems to be all the rage and I totally appreciate why.  Tearing the meat into its fibrous muscle strands provides a totally different textural experience, similarly to how grated cheese is bizarrely distinct from its block-like counterpart. In any case, this is an obscenely easy and satisfying way to enjoy chicken and, if…

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…

Sweet Chili Crab Risotto

Risottos seem to have a strange reputation as a phenomenally difficult dish to cook and I’m not really sure why.  Granted, a restaurant critic might be a stickler about the precise consistency but quite frankly – besides the somewhat attentive stirring needed – risottos are wonderfully easy and versatile dishes that are particularly good for…

Spicy Mango Beef Burgers

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times – meat and fruit are the perfect partners!  Yes, we all know of Cranberry & Turkey or Apple & Pork.  On this website I’ve already experimented with many more pairings, and here’s time for a bright fresh fruity burger to match the changing weather….

Pistachio and Tomato Grilled Chicken

As much as I adore a heavy, hearty complex meal the sun was out today and I fancied something a bit lighter and faster.  This recipe epitomises both of those qualities – it takes around 15 minutes to make and  is filling, but not stodgy.  I went for a fairly basic tomato sauce for this but…

Squash Spaghetti with Prawn and Spinach

First thing’s first – you can just use regular pasta.  Now that that’s out of the way… Christmas has passed and I have a kitchen full of new gadgets to test out – first on the list is a spiralizer, courtesy of my big sister.  For those who haven’t heard of these relatively new but massively popular…

Avocado and Pepper Stuffed Squash with Sweetcorn Purée

I’ve never been one of these people to shy away from a meat-free meal, and recently I’ve been trying to increase the amount of vegetarian foods in my repertoire.  Of course, not everybody is so easy to convince – many people have an idea of vegetarian cooking as lacking substance or not being filling. This…

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….

Chickpea and Carrot Burger

  Introduction So, as the Guesscipe Book has already indulged in a delightful beef burger, it seemed about time to bring you a vegetarian-friendly alternative.  In fact, with a substitution or two this is vegan friendly! The main difficulty here is getting to hold together.  Really, it’s just a adjust and test job, so you…