Super Sausage Pasta

I’m sulking this weekend for three reasons. One – a cold, two – I’ve had to take my Christmas decorations down and three – I’ve left Italy this week and all the winter food markets with it. So, I tasked myself to make a comforting dish to please all the family with a hint of festive…

Lazy, Tasty Brunch

Today, a fast and healthy brunch of leftover root vegetable monster mash, a small pan fried fillet of smoked haddock, topped with a poached egg and a side of steamed asparagus. For a luxurious finish, add a light beurre blanc sauce to finish. A proper power meal to last all the way to dinner!

Crunchy Super Salmon Roast

At this time of year everyone wants to pour brandy butter over everything with a side of clotted cream and probably something infused with alcohol, so I think it’s important to keep it light and tasty to keep everyone enjoying their food. This is an easy alternative to the Sunday roast, make ahead and hold…

Smokey Bacon Fish with Baked Hasselbacks

A heavenly mix of taste and textures here – designed to tempt the slouching teenagers to the table as they sniffle and cough through the evening. All can be prepared in advance and thrown in the ovens whilst you enjoy a well deserved slice of peace and quiet. Omega 3’s from the fish, lots of…

Sausages, Monster Mash & Garlic Mushrooms

A tasty and easy weeknight supper which is low carb and high veg, not that they will notice……. Autumn comfort food at it’s delicious best. I’m a bit of a princess when it comes to sausages and can’t bear the though of anything with eyelashes or noses in them (!) so buy the best quality…

Sunshine Coconut Chicken

My favourite pan in the kitchen is a wide and deep non stick number, big enough to cater large. Today it hosts a one pot supper for the family, with a view to cheering up a rainy and cold autumn evening. High in protein, vegetables and big on flavour, all you need on the side…

Chocolate and Chia Kicking Cake

Yippee, the weekend is upon us! We have a busy one with friends and family in and out so I’ve prepared a crowdpleaser with health benefits for everyone to enjoy. A bunch of hungry rugby players are due to land late tomorrow afternoon so I don’t expect it to last too long. The addition of…

Slow Steak and Chorizo Pie

Some red meat was demanded from the males in the household this week – I can’t imagine they’re short on iron but sometimes only steak hits the spot. Protein packed and rich in iron, zinc and vitamin B12,  I don’t think some occasionally hurts too much. As all is hectic during the day, I assembled…

Make it Better Tomato and Tortellini Soup

   A few days before Halloween and my children are all nursing something – one a cold, one a pumpkin carving injury, the last a broken heart. So something nourishing and comforting required………. Despite my best efforts, my daughters’ go to comfort foods are tinned tomato soup or spinaci e ricotta tortellini so I thought…

Halloumi and Fig Mega Wrap

I totally love figs and try and sneak them into all sorts of things at this time of year. High in natural sugars, minerals and soluble fibre, figs are rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper and are a good source of numerous vitamins. They are naturally sweet and complement so many things…

Super Steak Salad

Quick, filling and heavenly tasty – you can get this on the table in under 15 minutes. My boys love the meaty element to this which creates a good distraction from the greenery which they’re not always keen on. A little steak goes a long way so try and buy the best you can find…