Beetroot salad

This super pretty beetroot salad is by Honey & Co for Waitrose Magazine, and I’ve made it three times already – it’s perfect to zhuzh up a midweek lunch of leftover BBQ chicken with salad, or as a side salad to basically anything you care to eat. It’s sooooo much more interesting than just a… Continue reading Beetroot salad

Quick flatbreads

The clue really is in the name with this recipe – these are quick flatbreads because there’s no need to prove this particular dough. You pretty much just mix it up, knead it briefly, roll them out, fling them in a frying pan, and they’re ready. There’s a trade off however, being that due to… Continue reading Quick flatbreads

Asparagus pesto salad

Asparagus season has landed in the UK, and this rather lovely salad is my new favourite ways to eat it, along with salmon and crushed new potatoes. Home made pesto is really easy to make, and makes all the difference, so I urge you to give it a whirl. Just looking at this pretty plate… Continue reading Asparagus pesto salad

Tomato, mozzarella + basil salad

I have made this salad more times than I care to remember, but I keep coming back for more – excellent as a side salad, main event, or as a nibble to accompany drinks, I also make the basil dressing alone to drizzle over roast or BBQ chicken because it’s delicious. This amount of dressing… Continue reading Tomato, mozzarella + basil salad

Salad Niçoise

It’s not hard to see why this salad is a stone cold classic – it’s delicious, substantial, easy to make and appears to contain all known food groups. If you’re lacking in any particular ingredient just leave it out, or substitute with anything you have to hand – once you have tuna, eggs and green… Continue reading Salad Niçoise

Banana bread

Every time I see a couple of bananas that are looking rather sorry for themselves, I whip up one of these. I’ve also been known to make several at once and then discover them in the freezer after forgetting about them entirely (result!). Delicious as is, you could zhuzh it up with some cream cheese… Continue reading Banana bread

Steak a la Nigella

Since discovering this recipe in 2012 when Nigella Lawson’s Italian cookbook Nigellissima was published, it’s been the only way we eat steak at home. It’s that good. Seriously. Only 2 steaks, in theory serves 4, but the 3 of us seem to rise to the task. Ingredients Marinade/dressing: 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4… Continue reading Steak a la Nigella