Winter Vegetable Minestrone

I wanted to make this winter vegetable minestrone to welcome my mom home from hospital as a bowl of soup always feels like the most nourishing and welcome thing when you’re not feeling one hundred percent. I also wanted to celebrate the vegetables that are available in the depths of midwinter so added parsnips to […]

Spring Sausage Casserole with rice

Serves 3 This sausage casserole is a great spring dish as it has the light and fresh flavours you want now that the days are getting warmer but also the comfort you need for those spring days that remind you that winter wasn’t all that long ago. I’ve also included my fool proof method for […]

Braised Red Cabbage with Bacon and Apple

Serves 4 This cabbage recipe is actually my Dad’s speciality. For some reason, he is never overly confident with taking the lead in the kitchen, despite being a great cook, and always assumes the role of the invaluable sous chef, happy to tackle a mountain of chopping or washing up for that matter. On the […]

Oven Baked Chicken and Chorizo Risotto

As much as I love a traditional risotto and even as much as I love standing at the stove and casually stirring something, you can’t really beat a dish, which like this one, which seems just looks after itself and yet packs in a lot of flavour. This oven baked risotto is a very independent […]

Moroccan Inspired Lamb and Apricot Stew

Serves 5 This stew, with its subtle spices and comforting sweet potato which  forms a thick sauce, is fantastic for a cold winter’s evening. The recipe is really simple and is designed for a pressure cooker so its quick to cook. If you don’t have a pressure cooker, the dish can easily be cooked in a casserole dish but […]


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