Baked Chicken Legs with Tomato & Borlotti Bean Stew

Sometimes a great dinner is more than the sum of it’s parts, a great dish can be put together from simple cheap ingredients and turned into something special. All of the ingredients in this dish are pretty basic and inexpensive and you can always swap out the veg for whatever you have floating around in…

Tried & Tested: Jamie Oliver’s Tuna Butter Bean Salad

Regular readers of the blog, or indeed anyone who takes a glance at my ‘Tried & Tested’ section may be aware that one of my favourite chefs is Jamie Oliver. I find his recipes very accessible and they’re among the most used on my book shelf. So before Christmas I got myself an early present…

One Pan Hake with Tomatoes & Beans

This is dish is one of my favourite midweek meals, mainly because it involves almost zero effort yet it feels a little bit fancy. I’ve made it in many various forms with different types of beans and different types of fish but this combination has to be my favourite. Any white fish will work, I…

Sweet Chilli Chicken with Butternut Squash, Spinach & Quinoa

In recent years health food crazes have gone completely mad. Super foods, clean eating and similar trends are what all the cool kids want to talk about and everyone’s got their own take on it. I’m not knocking it at all, our health is extremely important and it’s great that so many people want to…

Roasted Broccoli & Sweet Potato Salad with Tarragon Dressing

I cannot remember where I originally got this recipe from. It’s one of those things that I jotted down because it looked good, cooked from my notes and have made a few times and developed slightly with each one. It’s been popular in my house as I often steam green veg to go on the…

Simple Olive & Garlic Courgetti

Courgetti, zoodles… whatever you want to call them… if you haven’t heard of these yet I can only assume you’ve been marooned on a desert island for the past few years. Courgetti is what you get when you spiralise a courgette (zucchini) using either a fancy spiraliser or a julienne peeler. This method of prepping…

Mediterranean Pepper & Feta Salad

I’m a firm believer that salads are massively underrated in this country. We tend to stick to lettuce, cucumber and tomato, don’t bother to dress it and that’s it. Boring. No wonder people dismiss it as rabbit food. I’ve spent quite a bit of time over in California over the past year and my whole…

Courgette, Pepper & Halloumi Puff Tart

I’m actually really excited to be posting this recipe as the very first meal to be cooked in my lovely new flat! I moved into my new place with it’s beautiful shiny kitchen on Saturday and I’ll be cooking up lots and lots of tasty treats in it, all to be featured on this little…

Salmon & Feta Pasta

For me, nothing make’s a better midweek dinner than a delicious bowl of pasta. It’s the ultimate fast food. It can be easy to get stuck in a rut of adding the same old ingredients over and over again though (I’m a massive pesto fiend) so I try as much as possible to mix it…

Falafel

For those of you unfamiliar with falafel, it’s a Middle-Eastern snack made predominantly from chickpeas. Think of it as sort of a vegetarian meatball. Loaded with herbs and spices its a bit of a taste sensation popular with many a meat lover as well as vegetarians. There are so many different variations of this tasty…