I’m always on the lookout for delicious and economical mid-week suppers and these hit the spot – they would also work well as part of a tapas-style feast. I served them last night with some fennel and orange slaw and some tahini yoghurt laced with chillies. They also taste good cold! Continue reading
Roasted apricots with pistachio and roses
Last night’s simple dessert accidentally turned into something bloggable that I was encouraged to share. I started off by halving some apricots to roast and serve with yoghurt, and the addition of a few extra ingredients along the way elevated it to something special. Continue reading
Fennel, orange and black olive slaw
I first tasted this slaw during a trip to Bologna several years ago, and it quickly became one of my favourite side dishes. A perfect accompaniment to fish, chicken or red meat, it works just as well without the olives.
Not mushroom for breakfast?
I find the biggest obstacle to choosing and eating the right foods for every meal is my inbuilt programming of what a meal ‘should’ be. Working with clients, I have learned that breakfast is the meal people find most difficult to reimagine.
Red Cabbage with Gin and Orange
Last year, on Christmas Day, we had the most delicious goose I have ever tasted — with crispy skin and dark, tender flesh you could carve with a knife and fork. This year I can’t resist a repeat run… Continue reading
Speedy smoked mackerel paté in gluten free courgette cups
That nibbly time of year is approaching when I find myself missing those little dainty ‘croustades’ that I used to buy and fill with delicious concoctions in the days before I was gluten free. I’ve been wracking my brains for an alternative and realised I could make little containers with slices of courgette. Continue reading
Pork, squash and apple tagine
I knew when I woke up this morning that I needed double the hours in my diary to get everything done. On days like this I don’t want my nutrition to be the bottom priority – and it’s even more important to have an enjoyable meal in the evening. Continue reading
Baked fig with goat’s cheese and thyme
The fig season is upon us and, while I love adding slices of raw fig to a cheese board, they are even more delicious baked in the oven with goat’s cheese. Continue reading
Three pea salad with fresh mint and roasted hazelnuts
I made this the other night to accompany some (home-cured) duck prosciutto. The duck was good but the salad took all the praise, so I thought I’d blog it in its own right. Continue reading
Prosciutto and strawberry canapés
I invited friends for a casual supper last week and found myself at the last minute wishing I’d thought ahead to make some nibbles to get the evening started. Continue reading