Roast Pork & Apples, Crackling & Cider Gravy

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, our little family craves hearty meaty dinners – so they’re extremely pleased that Sunday roasts are back on the menu! This giant juicy roast was just the ticket a few weekends ago; bit windy, bit rainy and bit colder than we have been used to over…

Sweet French Crepes

Proper homemade, fresh, thin and sweet french crepes are unbeatable. So much so, I have been known to eat quite a few in a row and will happily whip some up instead of a dinner! A french crepe, to me, must be freshly made, thin and I like them sweet! My default topping is pretty…

Breakfast Baked Eggs

Eggs are an obvious and pretty good choice for breakfast, but once you’ve fried, poached, scrambled and boiled they can get quite boring! Ideal for a leisurely breakfast or brunch, these smokey bakes eggs will really hit the spot. Serve with your favourite toasted crusty bread dipped into a lovely runny yolk! Because you are…

Prosecco, Prawn & Chorizo Risotto

Having eaten a rather bland risotto in a so called Italian restaurant many years ago – i’ll add it was the first time I had tried one! –  I was so disappointed that I NEVER cooked it, chose it or recommended it. I just didn’t get it. Truth is, I still find risottos rather bland…

Best Garlic & Herb Roast Chicken & gravy!

Chicken, without a doubt the most versatile meat of them all! and also in my opinion the most often ruined by lack of love given to it in many cooking processes. Often seen as a plain meat, I think chicken gets a raw deal. To me plain means – exciting – you can experiment with…

Smoked Salmon and Broccoli Creamy Pasta

Let’s face it… smoked salmon is delicious and extremely versatile. It even works well served hot! Because my other half isn’t much of fish fan, I look forward to the days I’m home alone when I can cook up treats like this for myself! Here is my quick and light smoked salmon pasta dish…please don’t…

The “Pizza” Omelette

Yes…you read it right! Stay with me.. its not as crazy as you think! In short this is a cross between an omelette, Spanish tortilla and a frittata. Besides being very easy, quick and cheap to make the best thing about this is you can make it with pretty much whatever you have in your…

Skillet Chicken Potato Pot Pie

OK its not a true pie, nor even a true pot pie – but when you’re wheat free and/or being health conscious pastry – of any sorts is a no no … plus you’d probably serve your “pie” with potatoes anyway…right?   This one pot, skillet cooked pie alternative is a tasty, hearty, creamy and…

Spanish Chicken Bake

So let me paint you a mental picture, one I am sure you can sympathise with… Its been a tough, long and frankly awful day, you fancy something hearty, full of flavour, satisfying and most importantly quick to prepare and even quicker to clean up!  This one pot bake is the ideal solution whether cooking…

King Prawn Pad Thai

I really like Asian food, but I’ll admit – its definitely not my strong point in the kitchen! One thing I have learned is that; in order to get those fragrant and fresh Asian flavours, you need a lot of ingredients and many of them HAVE to be fresh! Dried versions (unless specified) just won’t…