Spaghetti Arrabiata

Spaghetti Arrabiata

I have been cooking Spaghetti Arrabiata for about 15 years and we still have it about once a month.  It is a staunch family fave that never changes.  It is like your old fluffy slippers, your cuddly bear with the torn ear or your  grey old dressing...
Risoni Bake with Eggplant, Fennel & Tomato

Risoni Bake with Eggplant, Fennel & Tomato

Quite possibly my main source of inspiration to create new recipes is to use up what I have in the perishables department. I loathe waste and try really hard to not throw away perfectly good food just because it is a little past its used by date. This Risoni Bake was...
Mini Lamb Rump Tray Bake

Mini Lamb Rump Tray Bake

I think you are going to find it a bit ridiculous, just how excited I get by a cracking tray bake. They have become my new best friend!! I just love that you can whack some ingredients on a lined tray (minimal washing up), sprinkle over a few aromatics (flavour scale...
Beef Cheek & Porcini Ragu with Pappardelle

Beef Cheek & Porcini Ragu with Pappardelle

I invested in a pressure cooker (or multi cooker) about 12 months ago and I love it. I gave my old slow cooker away as I found that I preferred the speed of a pressure cooker and the fact that I can brown, cook and simmer in the one pot. I can still use it like a slow...
Chargrilled Rib Eye & Broccolini Salad with Chimmichurri Dressing

Smoked Paprika Chicken with Quinoa Salad & Avocado Cream

Not sure what takes centre stage in this recipe.  The smokey, sticky chicken thighs, cooked to perfection on the Barbecue.  The nutty quinoa salad with gloriously sweet summer tomatoes and tangy olives or the silky avocado cream that bought the whole dish together....
Chargrilled Rib Eye & Broccolini Salad with Chimmichurri Dressing

Linguine with Roasted Summer Veg

I love a simple pasta and especially when the bulk of the ingredients come from my own garden. My summer veg are in abundance right now so it is a no brainer that I incorporate them in to as many recipes as I can and I often find that roasting them brings out an...
Chicken with Tarragon & Tomatoes

Chicken with Tarragon & Tomatoes

This simple, melt-in-your-mouth pot roasted chicken was inspired by another one of my foodie Gods, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.  As always I added another ingredient of my own, purely to put my own spin on it and actually because I thought it would taste better...

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