Cottage Pie (Packed with Vegetables for Fussy Eaters)

While I am absolutely a lover of food and enjoy trying out new things, I am also undeniably a fussy eater.  Particularly when it comes to the textures of vegetables, I have a whole list of things I can’t generally stomach, even if I like their flavour – banana, mushroom, cooked tomatoes, courgette, aubergine, peppers,…

Crispy Crackling Pork by #youngchef

Though I wish I could claim credit for the delightful recipe you are about to read, I cannot.  I was recently contacted by a very talented budding chef taking his early steps (or at this rate, strides) into the world of cooking, for whom I am privileged to share this meal for Crispy Crackling Pork….

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…

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…

Cod Poached in Tomato Sauce with Feta and Parsley Topping

I’ve never had a huge amount of seafood in my diet – the occasional prawn, a drunken filet-of-fish from time to time, but these are few and far between.  Feeling like it’s about time I shake things up I decided to give this a go.  I’ve seen a few recipes out there in which the…

Creamy Spinach and Chicken Pasta

Introduction It’s no secret that I love a good few hours in the kitchen preparing a dish.  Alas, not everybody has the time or the love of cooking – for many, cooking is merely a means to and end.  However, this doesn’t mean you have to abuse your stomach and taste buds with pre-packaged microwave…

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…

Coconut & Lime Seafood Noodles

Introduction This recipe is certainly very cool – the refreshingly chill tastes of Coconut and lime coming together, balancing creaminess and acidity with that beautiful seafood kick.  What could be better? I like to use a fair bit of chilli in this recipe to kick it up a notch, but that is of course entirely…

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…