Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Sausage Pasta

This dish came from a real craving for some pasta with a comforting creamy sauce, and it ended up being a winner! Meaty nuggets of Cumberland sausage, charred and roasted soft red pepper, chunks of melting mozzarella, and a salty sprinkle of parmesan cheese. OK, it’s not a dieting dish but so what, I’ll have…

Sweetheart Cabbage with lemon and walnuts

This was a surprisingly delicious combination, a simple dish of sweetheart cabbage, lemon and walnuts, but when brought together with white wine and butter it made for a tasty and bright way to serve this underrated vegetable. Ingredients Half a sweetheart cabbage, sliced 4 slices of lemon, rind and all A handful of walnuts 100ml…

Twisted Stewed Potatoes

Looking for a warming, spicy dish of meat of potatoes with a difference, then this is the dish for you! This is a twisted version of the classic stewed potatoes. Stewed potatoes is an old family recipe from my paternal grandma, a real comforting, simple dish of soft, wielding potatoes in a beefy gravy with…

Super Speedy Tomato and Black Bean Stew

Although I have called this a stew, as it eats like a stew, it’s made in minutes! It’s a super speedy dish, and with a two month old to look after, that’s exactly what I need right now! We eat this just as it is, but it would be delicious served with fluffy rice, or…

recipe testing – Cardamon or Thyme Cake?

This is my first attempt at a cardamon or Thyme cake, I love eating all kinds of cake but have never made one of these savory ingredients before! I have chosen to use a simple lemon cake recipe since as though its my first time, gently does it! But which is going to be the…

Irish Coddle

Having Irish roots, and travelling to Ireland a lot as a young girl with my family, you would think that I know a bit about Irish food, well I don’t! I cant remember what we use to eat over there at all. It’s my mum that’s Irish, and she cant even remember what she use…

Honest Burger Night

Pink burgers, and (according to @jayrayner1) edible crystal meth @honestburgers last night! 😋😯😋😯 . I was kindly invited to a Meat and Potato night at Honest Burgers in Manchester, we met the two co-founders of the business, who entertainingly told us all about how they have built thier chain up from a small kitchen I…

Chinese Aubergine’s and Onion’s with Egg Fried Rice

This was a dish I made as I had a craving for Chinese flavours, all I had was aubergine’s and onions, so that’s what I used. It made for a great combination in the end. Making sure the veggies had that dark char was really important. All in all this dish has every thing, it’s…

Chickpea and Lentil Daal

The recipe for this curry is just some quick, after work, thing I made up but it turned out to be a delicious, morish tea that felt like quite a treat. Ingredients 1tin of chickpeas, about a cup of red lentils, a tablespoon of good quality Madras curry paste, 1 chopped onion, 2 large garlic…

Summer Salmon and Basil Carbonara

This is a very loose recipe that can change depending on the amount of people you are feeding and according to your taste. It is a fast and exciting recipe to cook as it happens all at the last minute and you can see the dish come together as you toss the hot pasta in…