Simple Stromboli in 30 Minutes

Simple Stromboli. This version uses ready made dough and contents from the fridge for an easy dinner that is cooked in 30 minutes

Simple Stromboli. Ever since Claire from Sumo Chef wrote a guest post for me with her Veggie Cheese Stromboli I’ve been obsessed! I had never even heard of one before and I tried out her recipe as I had some vegetarians for dinner. It was absolutely delicious! Then I started to think. What if you don’t have time to […]

Honey Garlic Salmon

Honey Garlic Salmon. Delicious combination of butter, honey, garlic and lemon spread over salmon, baked and then grilled.

Honey Garlic Salmon. This is one of those dishes that once you have made it once you’ll want to make it again and again. I think it makes a beautiful dinner party dish or summer buffet and is quite simple enough to do on weeknights if you have some thawed frozen salmon fillets. There is […]

Nutty Chocolate Tiffin

Nutty Chocolate Tiffin. No bake squares of chocolate, biscuit, dried fruit and nuts for the perfect tea break or just a sneaky snack.

Nutty Chocolate Tiffin. Is there anything better than sticky chocolate biscuit, almonds, hazelnuts, raisins and cranberries all smothered in a thick layer of milk and plain chocolate? Many years ago my best friend’s mum Lyn used to make some amazing cakes and sometimes I would be there when she was and my friend Michelle were […]

Tandoori Chicken Bake

Tandoori Chicken Bake. Spices, ginger, garlic, lemon and yoghurt are then marinated, baked and served in one dish with this simple yet delicious recipe.

Tandoori Chicken Bake. I’ve always loved Tandoori chicken but hated the mess of the grill-pan afterwards, not to mention the leftover marinade that had to be binned because it had the raw meat juices in it. So what if you could have the same taste with  extra sauce and less clearing up? Here’s my solution with […]

Asian Pork Koftas

Asian Pork Koftas. Lean pork flavoured with ginger, coriander, garlic, peanut butter and chilli then griddled for a tasty treat.

Asian Pork Koftas. This dish is embarrassingly easy and is lower in fat than you would expect. Of course, it is another accidental dish. We were having a tagine with leftover roast lamb and I was told that there was nowhere near enough to feed the family! Needing to reassure everyone that they wouldn’t starve I […]

Pork Rillettes

Pork Rillettes. A classic French dish that is easy to make, makes a great gift, is very cheap to make and lasts 6 weeks in the fridge if it's unopened.

Rillettes of Pork. If you are thinking about a last minute Christmas gift when visiting which won’t break the bank this is a great recipe. If you are unfamiliar with rillettes they are basically a dish of slow cooked pork or poultry in it’s own fat to make a tasty, unctuous spread.  My French friends give these […]

Salmon and Avocado Parcels

Salmon and Avocado Parcels. Lightly steamed salmon smeared with mashed avocado and coriander and then rolled up in Brik pastry and baked in the oven.

Salmon and Avocado Parcels. I love pastry! I love  the surprise of  cutting through a crisp shell and finding something soft and delicious inside but if I spent my time eating suet crust and all butter pastries I wouldn’t be able to keep up with Dex and Gray! What is the answer? For me it’s Brik, (brique) […]

Honey and Cumin Sweet Potato Fries

Honey and cumin roasted sweet potato fries are sweet and earthy. They make a great side dish in the summer for barbecues but why not eat them all year?

These honey and cumin sweet potato fries are so easy and delicious you could easily swap them for potato chips. I love sweet potatoes but, they are hugely expensive here in France, so next year they will definitely be one for the vegetable patch. Like parsnips and carrots they are naturally sweet and adding honey just accentuates […]

Sticky Bourbon Ribs

Here's a very simple recipe for slow roasting pork ribs and then covering them in a simple sticky Bourbon glaze. It's delicious!

Sticky Bourbon Ribs. One thing I love about France is the availability of ribs, In winter I can buy great slabs of pork belly with the ribs attached at a great price. I’m happy to wrestle with it so I usually chop them off and freeze them for the summer. Who can resist slow roasted […]

Chicken Satay with Grilled Pineapple

Simply spiced chicken satay with coconut, peanut and chilli dipping sauce.

Chicken Satay.  Chunks of chicken marinated with chillies, ginger and spices, grilled and served with a peanut, coconut and chilli sauce. Simple to do and packed full of taste, so what could be better ? My version of chicken satay makes a great main course or starter and you can use the recipe with pork […]