Category: Main

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Kohlrabi Asian Salad

Kohlrabi has a faint taste of coconut. It’s crisp and crunchy, so I thought it would be perfect in an Asian salad.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Monk fish and Prawn Methi, Marsoor Dal, Lemon and Chana Dal Pilaf with Paratha and Chutneys

I happened across an unusual fresh herb. ‘Fenugreek!’, the stall holder calls out. I asked if I could taste some – definitely interesting. I then asked the man how he cooks with it. He said, ‘How would I know, we don’t cook with it, We are from the Middle East – only Indians cook with it – they call it methi… ‘…

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Roast Haunch of Venison with Roast Vegetables

Venison is a rich, lean, healthy and very tasty meat. A small haunch cooks very quickly and is a great alternative to beef.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Five-Spice Glazed Gammon with Five-Spice Sauce

Pete always liked my Asian-flavoured sweet glazed ham. So here is a version based on five-spice flavourings.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Classic Spaghetti Carbonara

A simple 30 minute Italian Classic.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Scotch Broth and Boiled Shin of Beef

A revived British classic

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Roman Artichokes

This is one of the best ways to enjoy artichokes. I got these artichokes from Kingston Market – they’re fresh in from Italy.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chipotle Meatballs

These Mexican-style meatballs in a smoky chipotle sauce are a great antidote to the coming Christmas fare.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bangers ‘n’ Squash

Sausages and seasonal squash make a great combo. Here they are served with sage and onion gravy to make a perfect autumn supper.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Bangers ‘n’ Mash – Spanish Style with Butternut Squash Mash

With this bangers and mash recipe, the sausages and potatoes are replaced with chorizo and seasonal butternut squash mash and the gravy is replaced with a Spanish pepper sauce.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Dad’s Californian Salad with Artichokes and Fresh Vegetables

A delicious salad of fresh vegetables, typical of those grown in my childhood home!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Healthy Sweetcorn, Rice and Chicken Salad

Here is a very grown-up way to use sweetcorn. The salad starts life as a herb and sweetcorn pilaf. So if you like sweetcorn make the pilaf and use it as part of a hot meal – or use it in this salad.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Quick and Easy 30 Minute Chopped Salad

“Super simple, and very easy 30 Minute American Style Chopped Salad for two with under 10 ingredients.”

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Steak and Kidney Pie

‘Leo’s all time family favourite, the humble but delicious pie, mash, veg and gravy…’

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Quick and Easy 30 Minute Spaghetti and Artichokes

One of a series of easy and flavoursome half hour family recipes using 10 ingredients.

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