Hot & smokey macaroni bake

Serves 4  Preparation Time 15 Minutes      Cooking Time 15 Minutes Macaroni cheese has always been one of my most favoured comfort foods. My earliest but not the most pleasant memory of this wonderful dish was from a tin of Heinz macaroni cheese. I can still remember the cloying texture and artificial flavour. Now, mac n... Continue Reading →

Hot & Spicy Crispy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Serves 2-4    Preparation Time 20 Minutes   Cooking Time 45 Minutes This recipe is a sure-fire winner and a great way to ramp up the flavour profile of the rather bland and humble cauliflower. Forget the overcooked version of this vegetable we have probably all been served at one point. We have all heard of buffalo... Continue Reading →

Spicy vegetable & lentil soup

Serves 4 Preparation Time 15 Minutes Cooking Time 20 Minutes This has been my favourite soup for a long time and is one of the few I rotate when the weather becomes bitterly cold. I normally make a double batch so I can have plenty in the freezer all ready for when I come in... Continue Reading →

Quick Mushroom risotto

Serves 2 as a lunch dish Preparation Time 10 Minutes Cooking Time 18-20 Minutes I love this simple risotto dish, it does not require me to stand by the stove protecting it as I lovingly ladle the stock a little at a time while constantly stirring. The stock goes in all in one go and... Continue Reading →

Caramelized onion and sausage rolls

Makes 12      Preparation time 30 minutes     Cooking time 20-25 minutes I love a sausage roll and they are my perfect buffet finger food. Not for me though just the sausage meat and pastry, although they can be good too. I like to jazz mine up with mustard, mushrooms and caramelized onions. Since Sainsbury's shroomdogs hit... Continue Reading →

Sundried Tomato Quinoa Burgers

Makes 5  Preparation     Time 15 Minutes     Cooking Time 8-10 Minutes I really struggle to buy a burger that is both vegan, gluten-free and a reasonable price. There are so many vegan burgers on the market now as there are gluten-free. This difficulty has sort of forced my hand a bit into making my own burgers.... Continue Reading →

Carrot, Red Lentil & Cumin Soup

Soup sometimes can seem a little boring, but these warm little hugs in a bowl definitely have a time and a place. Although this simple soup is really quick to cook, it is also hearty, healthy and very filling Red Lentils are not as high in fibre as other legumes, they do though contain plenty... Continue Reading →

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