Sausage Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Meatballs in tomato sauce

There are a huge range of really good quality sausages available now.  Many of them are proudly made by your local butcher, but even supermarket’s are stocking some great gourmet sausages.  So just take a look at the ingredients to make sure they have a goodmeat content, and choose a … Continue Reading

Granola Bars (no added sugar)

Ok so a little bit of poetic licence here, but there is no processed sugar in these granola bars, and they taste amazing. They are very sweet because of the maple syrup and malt extract. I am a massive fan of maple syrup, and if you haven’t tried malt extract … Continue Reading

Cod, Prawn and Fennel in a creamy white wine sauce

Cod prawns fennel wine

Thank you Waitrose for such an easy recipe.  It is delicious, light and yet comforting.
Don’t cut back on the time cooking the fennel, it needs to be soft and delicate.
I have served mine with sprouting broccoli, but there is a fair amount of unctuous sauce which a lovely … Continue Reading

Shannon’s Salmon Skewers

Salmon Skewers

I spotted a recipe for salmon skewers and forwarded it to my lovely client Shannon as she loves fish and cooking on the barbecue.  She tweaked the original recipe and this is her version.  I think it’s really unusual to have pineapple and salmon but the combination works really well, … Continue Reading

Carrot and Cumin Salad

Carrot and Cumin Salad

This is so simple, and a really tasty addition to any meal. I serve it as part of a tapas, or as a side with any kind of barbecue in the summer. It’s also great for picnics and if we have leftover kebabs or chicken I like it with the … Continue Reading

Quinoa Pilaf with Fennel and Chicken

Quinoa Pilaf with fennel

The quinoa and fennel are the star of this meal, the chicken could easily be substituted for fish, or if you are a vegetarian then I’d scatter flaked almonds over the pilaf and serve with green beans.
Ingredients – serves 2
For the pilaf
• ½ tblsp vegetable oil
• … Continue Reading