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Smokey Beans

Smokey Beans

Satisfying homemade smokey beans, great simple recipe that can be eaten in many ways – for breakfast with eggs, on toast, as part of a Mexican wrap or a side dish to meat.

Potato Focaccia

Potato Focaccia

This famous italian loaf includes part wholemeal flour which gives it a soft flavoursome taste. The key to making the perfect focaccia is adding oil to the base of the pan before laying dough on for its second rise, then drizzling again on top whilst hot straight out of the oven. The oil absorbs into the bread and gives it a chewy wet moreish taste and texture.

Broad Beans with Chilli Soy

Broad Beans with Chilli Soy

Broad Beans with Chilli Soy is the perfect dish to have ready on hand in the fridge. Make a batch in advance and eat as you please –  as a lunchtime snack, with rice, fish or meat. Also great served as a canapé over drinks.

Curried Potato and Leek Soup

Curried Potato and Leek Soup

Hearty winter soup perfect for nights when you need warming up. I’ve added some Indian spices and green chilli to a traditional potato and leek soup to give it a little more fire.

Charred Courgette with chilli lemon oil

Charred Courgette with chilli lemon oil

Fresh courgette charred on the griddle pan and doused in chilli, olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper. Serve as a side to meat, in addition to salads or include in wraps and tortillas.

Green Beans with Crispy Garlic

Green Beans with Crispy Garlic

Taking influence from the French and making use of the wonderful ingredient Garlic…

Bacon, Sun-dried Tomato and Melted Camembert Bagel

Bacon, Sun-dried Tomato and Melted Camembert Bagel

Bacon and Sun-dried Tomato Bagel with Melted Camembert, what a way to start the day! Inspired by New York deli-style bagels, this is best consumed with hot tea or strong coffee. I’ve used camembert, but you can also use brie.

Greek Spinach and Feta Pie (Spanakopita) with Black Olive Passata

Greek Spinach and Feta Pie (Spanakopita) with Black Olive Passata

This is a Cretan recipe of Mediterranean flavours and a refreshing break from meat based dishes. Traditionally it is served hot or cold and cut into small bite-sized pieces as a snack, or in a larger portion with yoghurt and fresh salad.

Tomatoes a la Creme

Tomatoes a la Creme

Tomatoes a la Creme, although originating from France in the 1920s, has been a popular dish in many countries for decades.

Roasted Garlic, Potato and Leek Soup

Roasted Garlic, Potato and Leek Soup

Chilly Autumn evenings are best spend indoors with something comforting and hearty bubbling away on the stove top, or slowly cooking in the oven. As the evenings draw in, get comfortable and enjoy this warming soup made with leek, roasted garlic and potatoes.