Spiced potato and spinach frittata

Sometimes, all that you want is a reassuringly creamy egg and something crisp to dip it into. This spiced potato and spinach frittata contrasts comfortingly yielding egg with golden roast potatoes, earthy spices and iron rich spinach. Nigel Slater’s Eat is proving to be a wonderful source of inspiration. This recipe was inspired by his Potatoes with […]

Spiced Butternut and Carrot Soup with quick naan bread

Serves 2 It would appear that my posts about spring arriving were slightly premature. The weather seems to have taken a turn for the worst, with each day being more grey and miserable than the last. To bring a little colour and sunshine back into my week, I thought I’d cook this lightly spiced roasted butternut squash […]

Individual Apple Pies

Serves 4 This dessert uses gently spiced poached apples, coated in a short and crisp flaky pastry and results in a slightly more elegant and light take on the traditional comforting and filling apple pie. The fact that this pudding is made in stages means it’s great for making ahead of time, and cooling the apples in […]

Iced Easter Speculaas Biscuits

These shortbread like Easter biscuits are an adapted version of the Dutch Speculaas biscuits, which are heavily spiced, flavoured with candied peel and traditionally eaten at the beginning of December. To give a fresher, more spring like taste, I substituted the candied mixed peel with fresh lemon zest, but kept all of those lovely spices […]

Smokey Chilli and Lemon Rice with Lemon zest yogurt

Serves 1 I think the best recipes come out of slight accidents in the kitchen and come from spur of the moment ideas. The sun was shining and the bowl of lemons in my kitchen looked too lovely to resist so I had to immediately incorporate them into my lunch. I felt like having something […]

My Grandma’s Apple Crumble

The recipe for this crumble is a modernised version of my grandma’s crumble recipe. Crumble is one of my absolute favourite puddings and it always brings back memories of Sunday lunches at my grandparents’ house. Grandma’s crumble became slightly infamous when she served it for the first meal my dad had at my grandparent’s house. Granny […]

Oatmeal with caramelised apples

  I was feeling a little sorry for myself after a visit to the dentist and felt like a treat so I opted for this comforting oatmeal with spiced, caramelised apples. Porridge is a treat for me as I feel making it involves a reassuring amount of cooking and eating it generates real comfort and […]

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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