This is a gorgeous and filling soup for a cold winters day and also benefits from being a true one pot dish. There is no pre frying of the ingredients, and this makes the dish low fat and also low in calorie. The Chorizo does and a punchy flavour and I would suggest that if you are watching your weight I would add a few small slivers to your dish to add flavour, not thick chunks despite the latter being nicer of course. You only need a mere sprinkle of Pecorino (or Parmesan) and you get a satisfying soup that certainly does not feel like a weight watching meal.Continue Reading →
This is my fail-safe salad which I bring out at all manner of occasions and not once have there ever been leftovers and everyone always loves it, even my children will eat a bit of this!
Its one of those salads that can be eaten as a lunch on its own or alongside […]Continue Reading →
This is a great recipe for when you want something quick but satisfying and tasty and also is a great Monday evening meal after a sinful weekend!
I have given lots of options here for what you put into the salad itself, it depend son what you might have in your fridge!. I have […]Continue Reading →
I always have a starchy standby for the children when I’m cooking a starch dish that they may not like. My Yellow garlic rice is delicately flavoured with Turmeric and garlic which gives their palate a taste of spice, but it also does not have hugely strong flavours enough for them to not eat it. […]Continue Reading →
6 bushy sprigs of Rosemary, leaves removed
4 cloves of garlic
3 tablespoons of olive oil
4 Lemons, halved and squeezed saving the skins.
1 tsp Salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
With a Pestle and Mortar, squash the Rosemary Leaves, the salt and the garlic until the Garlic is well squashed. Add the […]Continue Reading →
Tray Baked Pork Chops with Herby potatoes, parsnip, pears : Jamie Oliver, The Return of the Naked Chef page 180
I saved this recipe for the weekend as it seemed like appropriate fare for an end of week dinner with the family. Jamie Oliver has a section in his book with various marinades […]Continue Reading →
125 grams butter or half a standard block. I use unsalted butter
Half a teaspoon of salt
a small bunch of parsley
3 large cloves of garlic crushed
pinch of black crushed pepper
Put all these ingredients into a food processor and whizz until blended and soft.
Lay out a sheet of cling film […]Continue Reading →
Tel Kadayif with cream and pistachios, Claudia Roden
I must admit I panicked slightly when my sons number game came up with this recipe. This is a Turkish sweet dessert which is a dense layered pudding cake of finely shredded pastry (Konafi), Orange blossom scented and flavoured sugar syrup drizzled over the top […]Continue Reading →
Stuffed Cypriot Chicken, Pan fried Broccoli and Vine tomatoes (Asparagus is not in season) Cabbage Salad, and St Clements Drink
My mum and cousin visited so I had a great opportunity to try a menu of dishes without risking the fattening effect of a leftover breakfast on Sunday. This menu was simple and I […]Continue Reading →