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Roasted butternut squash and blue cheese quiche

Roasted butternut squash and blue cheese quiche

It’s pastry week on The Great British Bake Off and the contestants have really been put through their paces baking samosas, tackling  a particularly challenging technical bake and topping it all off with a show-stopping hand crafted pie. So have we all got our aprons […]

Spicy bean tacos with tomato salsa

Spicy bean tacos with tomato salsa

These zingy, zesty, black bean wraps are a firm family favourite. Quick and easy to make, and any leftovers are great for lunch the following day. Enjoy x   Spicy bean tacos with tomato salsa   Ingredients   1 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, […]

Couscous salad with mixed beans, feta cheese and olives

Couscous salad with mixed beans, feta cheese and olives

As the heat wave continues light, tasty food is the order of the day. This recipe is inspired by Greek flavours and includes feta cheese and olives. As both of these ingredients can be quite salty, do check the seasoning carefully before adding extra salt. […]

Courgette pasta

Courgette pasta

It’s the start of the courgette season and this recipe is for all of you allotment owners. These green gems come thick and fast in the summer and it can be a bit daunting to find new ways of using them. This recipe heroes the […]

Orzo and pesto salad

Orzo and pesto salad

I love the long summer days when our thoughts turn to lighter foods and escaping outdoors. Suppers become much simpler but nonetheless  tasty. This week we are enjoying this nice simple salad, quick to prepare and great with cold roast meats or some simply grilled […]

Spicy bean wraps

Spicy bean wraps

This is a quick and easy supper dish using store cupboard ingredients. I used to make this with a fajita packet mix but wasn’t overawed by the flavours and I found the resulting texture a bit too powdery. After much experimentation, with different herbs and […]

The Grain Bowl

The Grain Bowl

I love grain bowls. Tasty, nutritious and adaptable, they are another way of making the most of leftovers or whatever is lurking, unloved, in the veg drawer. The first essential element is the grain. There is a great variety to choose from such as quinoa, […]

Cauliflower and Lentil Dhal

Cauliflower and Lentil Dhal

This red lentil and cauliflower dhal makes a hearty supper dish that even meat eaters will love. Ready in under an hour this is a quick and easy dish to make. I like to serve the dhal as a meal with naan bread or rice, […]

Potato wedges with spicy beans

Potato wedges with spicy beans

There are some days when I simply crave something comforting to eat and this dish never fails to satisfy. Slightly crunchy potato wedges with a mildly spicy, chilli bean topping. What’s not to love? For the complete comfort food experience serve with a couple of […]

Harissa spiced roasted cauliflower with pomegranate molasses yoghurt

Harissa spiced roasted cauliflower with pomegranate molasses yoghurt

Roasting cauliflower is one of my favourite ways to cook this veg and it pairs really well with spices. This recipe has a middle eastern feel to it and makes a lovely addition to a mixed mezze. The pomegranate molasses yoghurt adds another burst of […]