Steamed salmon on a bed of cannellini beans

To follow up my recent post on omega 3 & 6 here’s a little recipe using salmon to get the ball rolling. Steam cooked and drizzled with Virgin olive oil (post cooking) to ensure that our ingredients maintain as many of their natural properties as possible. And with a taste injection from the cannellini beans … Continue reading

Asian inspired beef noodle soup

I love Asian inspired soups and noodles for their burst of colour and vibrancy of flavours. They are also a healthy alternative for light summer suppers as often involve little fat, as is the case with this noodle soup. This recipe is a hybrid of various things I’ve seen over the years on Master Chef, … Continue reading

Sweet Chicken & Butternut squash curry

I’ve often written about my love of curry on this blog and whilst I generally opt for a mouth-tingling hot variety I’ve recently had to scale down the fire for the love of my family! Cooking for a toddler and a curry-hating husband I’ve had to get creative with flavours and spice to find a … Continue reading

Slow cooked Aga lamb

I’ve just had a wonderful week back home in England and inevitably much of it was spent eating and catching up with friends and family. I love how when sat round the kitchen table over a hot dinner it feels like no time has passed since I was last home. Strangely comforting and yet surreal … Continue reading

Asparagus Tart with semi-confit cherry tomatoes

I’ve fallen in love with these semi-confit cherry tomatoes which I used to decorate my asparagus tart. They look amazing, taste amazing and are so simple to prepare. I think they may become my official dish decorator for 2014 as they transform everything into an art piece!! And whilst I’m busy raving I should also … Continue reading

Coronation Chicken with Fennel

Coronation Chicken is one of those seemingly  old-fashioned dishes that continually gets revived and goes from strength to strength. I remember reading around the times of the Queen’s Jubilee and Will & Kate’s royal wedding that street parties up and down the country were rolling out their versions of coronation chicken in celebration and in actual fact … Continue reading

Family-friendly Lasagne layered with erbette

Lasagne is a classic Italian dish that has been replicated the world over, given fancy twists, as well as the odd badly thought out massacre and yet it remains one of the most satisfying dishes both as a winter dinner or a summer dish with salad. Its comfort food at its best. It’s a great … Continue reading

Chicken, Leek & Celeriac Pie for National Pie Week

So it’s National Pie Week and I love pie and have some left over roast chicken to finish so it feels like something of a no-brainer to rustle up a little something. A good hearty pie is equal to a good roast dinner to my mind with the added bonus of pastry! If I indulged … Continue reading

Braised Octopus and potato salad

The mediterranean diet has long been a fan of octopus but whilst squid and calamari have become a popular in the uk we are still reluctant to embrace the larger octopus for some reason. Maybe its the tentacles?! Since living in Italy I have become a huge fan of octopus as it is generally meatier … Continue reading

Chilli minestrone with wholemeal bread and Parmesan

Soup, soup, soup….I love a good soup! With winter finally kicking in (it’s snowing!) after some unseasonably balmy weather what better excuse for a good soup. I never follow recipes as I like my soups to be a bit of a pick and mix so they tend to reflect the contents of my fridge on … Continue reading