Spiced Lamb with a Blanket of Herbs and Onions

This is an unusual, exciting and really delicious plate of food. The lamb is gently spiced, sweet and crispy, and its heavy blanket of greenery and red onion adds a very welcome hit of freshness. Pack it into pita breads with a quick stir-together sauce for a spectacular Eastern Mediterranean-inspired dinner. Feeds 4 Ingredients HalfContinue reading “Spiced Lamb with a Blanket of Herbs and Onions”

Linguine with Cavolo Nero, Bacon and Garlic

A wintery pasta for one. In just 10 minutes you can sit down to this seasonal supper, perfect for unwinding after a long day. And while the instructions at first glance may appear convoluted, you’re really just alternating between two pans for 10 minutes until they amalgamate into one gleaming pasta dish. Much more relaxingContinue reading “Linguine with Cavolo Nero, Bacon and Garlic”

Baked Sausage and Pepper Ragu

This is a rustic, veg-packed pasta that couldn’t be easier, but tastes like it’s been simmering away for hours. Perfect for when you don’t even want to look at something simmering on the stove; just throw it in the oven and enjoy the chaos-free kitchen. To serve, embrace the lazy vibe and simply pop theContinue reading “Baked Sausage and Pepper Ragu”

Homemade Chicken Fingers

If I’m in the mood for something junky, these crispy chicken fingers always hit the spot. The best part is they’re actually pretty good for you! Feeds 2, but easily scaled up with a second baking tray Ingredients 1 + 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan 2Continue reading “Homemade Chicken Fingers”

Speedy Spanish Stew

A healthy weeknight dinner to the rescue. Feeds 4 – 6 Ingredients 110g cured chorizo, casings removed and chorizo chopped into small cubes Small drizzle of olive oil 2 medium onions, diced Salt and pepper 4 large cloves of garlic, minced 2 bay leaves 56oz tinned chopped tomatoes 2 x 400g tins of butter beans,Continue reading “Speedy Spanish Stew”

Chicken Parmigiana with a Rocket Salad

A healthier version of the classic. Satisfying, comforting, and easy to make – what more do you need? Feeds 2, but easily scaled up Ingredients For the chicken: 2 medium chicken breasts Salt and pepper 2 heaped tbsp flour 1 egg 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan 1Continue reading “Chicken Parmigiana with a Rocket Salad”

Whole BBQ’d Chicken with a Rosemary and Honey Glaze

This chicken occupies a special place in my heart, as it’s my closet approximation to a roast chicken I ate in Tuscany cooked by our Italian host family. Obviously the food was terrific, but when combined with the company, the atmosphere and the surroundings, it was sublime. I intend to recreate the entire meal oneContinue reading “Whole BBQ’d Chicken with a Rosemary and Honey Glaze”

Sumac Crusted Salmon Taco with a Charred Courgette Salad

When I find myself on my own for dinner, I oscillate between an enthusiasm for cooking something light and healthy, and a desire to give in and just order a trashy takeaway and put my feet up. Either way, the common attributes of my solo dinners are they’re quick to produce and require as littleContinue reading “Sumac Crusted Salmon Taco with a Charred Courgette Salad”

Bubble and Squeak

I cannot bear the thought of throwing away food, whether due to my own laziness or having given the sexier items in my fridge preferential treatment. And while some things, like leftover chicken, are very easy to use up, others, such as cold boiled peas and carrots and slightly dried out roast potatoes, left overContinue reading “Bubble and Squeak”

Salmon Linguine with a Lemon Cream Sauce

I don’t often cook with double cream, but when I had a large pot leftover from a recent over-catered garden party, I knew I had to find some uses for it. I’d rather the guilt of a few extra calories than the guilt of food waste. Anyway, my philosophy on cooking with cream is itContinue reading “Salmon Linguine with a Lemon Cream Sauce”