Category Archives: Recipes

Golden beetroot baked risotto with Wensleydale, sage and lemon

If you’re short on time, baking risottos is a great way to give you an extra 20 minutes to do your other jobs as opposed to being chained to the stove adding stock one ladle at a time. This British take on the classic dish offers a refreshing change and gives you something different to…
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Roast celeriac agrodolce

Over the past few months, I’ve regularly been roasting lovely dry squashes and then covering in a delicious sweet and sour (agrodolce) marinade to make a wonderful side dish or starter course.  Here’ I’ve adapted that recipe for celeriac which I think works equally well. Ingredients Serves 4 as a side dish 1 large celeriac…
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Creamed kale & leek gratin

I just love creamed spinach and other green leaves; the leaves become wonderfully silky and so comforting combined with a creamy sauce. This method does, of course, add a heap of fat to otherwise calorie free leaves. However, befitting of the winter months, this dish will stoke your internal fire needed to get through the…
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Roast Brussels sprouts with maple syrup, walnuts, orange & stilton

We all have memories of fouls smelling overcooked sprouts but cook them properly, and a sprout is a wonderful thing!  Here, maple syrup balances any bitterness in the sprouts whilst orange zest, walnuts and Stilton bring a lovely touch of seasonality to the recipe. This simple recipe is delicious served hot as a side dish…
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Buffalo Cauliflower

There’s something incredibly comforting and a little bit naughty about dipping crispy deep-fried cauliflower florets into rich salty blue cheese & buttery chilli sauces. Apart from the cauliflower, there really is nothing healthy about this recipe; but the occasional indulgence is absolutely fine in my book! And at this time of year, when the clocks…
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Roast carrots agrodolce with grilled halloumi & mint

RI’m a huge fan of sweet and sour flavours. There’s a natural sweetness in carrots which makes them perfect when paired with a vinegar reduction and some salty grilled halloumi for an umami kick! Ingredients 4-5 carrots ½ tsp fennel seeds, crushed 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar ½ tsp…
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Spaghetti with broccoli, garlic & chilli

This super quick pasta recipe is traditionally made with orecchiette. However, I think it also teams with many other pastas very well; and I’ve used spaghetti here.  It may seem strange to boil broccoli until within an inch of its life, but it needs to be soft enough to be broken down into a thick…
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Persian style chard, fresh herb & feta frittata

This recipe is inspired by kuku sabzi, an amazing Persian style frittata packed full of fresh green herbs and aromatic cinnamon, cardamom and cumin. Traditionally the recipe should also contains a few tiny dried rose petals, but those are harder to come by so I’ve left them out of this recipe; feel free to add…
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