Dhal, Crispy Sweet Potato and Coconut Chutney

This recipe was my first foray into what has very quickly become my favourite cookery book ever. It almost feels as if Anna Jones wrote ‘A Modern Way to Eat’ just for my family. I didn’t have the curry leaves included in the recipe, but nobody noticed: I just added a few fennel seeds instead […]

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chestnut-and-sage-soup

Chestnut and Sage Soup

This soup is a lovely hearty and warming lunch to enjoy in the autumn and winter months and it is super easy. I used wild harvested chestnuts, but you can use tinned or vacuum packed ones. Actually, it makes it even quicker as peeling 400g of boiled chestnuts is quite labour intensive if truth be […]

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Cauliflower and Lentil Curry

Cauliflower and Lentil Curry

This is a beautifully aromatic, gentle dahl which is a big favourite with my eldest as it doesn’t contain any chilli. It is really quick to prepare and makes a really nice accompaniment to a more substantial curry. It also makes a nice light lunch or supper, served in a bowl with some warm wholegrain […]

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Smoked salmon rolls

Filled Smoked Salmon Rolls

These little cartwheels of smoked salmon are filled with tartar sauce and lentils to add flavour and to give an extra protein boost to the dish. Serve as a canape, part of a tapas feast or with a crunchy salad as a light lunch or starter. If you are short of time, you could use […]

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Paprika Prawns

Paprika Prawns

Quick to prepare and even quicker to cook, these prawn skewers are great as part of a tapas spread or as a barbeque dish. Serve with lemon wedges and maybe some aioli. Smoked paprika is a delicious ingredient and you can choose whether to use the sweet or hot variety depending on your target audience […]

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Spanish tortilla

Spanish Tortilla

Just as nice cold as warm, this is great as a light lunch (nice served with a green salad) or served as an element in a tapas feast: it’s great as part of a picnic or as a packed lunch too. Loaded with peas, onions and tomatoes, use new potatoes to keep the GI down […]

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Kebab ingredients

Chicken and Quorn Kebabs with Satay Sauce

Great for a barbeque or simply grilled as a starter or light lunch, served with a nice crunchy salad and wholemeal pitta bread. Chicken and Quorn Kebabs with Satay Sauce Print Recipe The quantities of the marinade should be sufficient for 2 150g chicken breasts and a 300g pack of Quorn chicken pieces (or double […]

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Quorn & Tuna kebabs

Ginger and Soy, Chicken and Quorn Skewers

A variety of tastes and textures, skewered and perfect for the barbeque. Delicious served with quick and easy satay sauce. Ginger and Soy, Chicken and Quorn Skewers Print Recipe CourseLight Lunch, Main Dish Servings Prep Time 4 people 5 minutes Cook Time Passive Time 10-15 minutes 1-4 hours Servings Prep Time 4 people 5 minutes […]

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Scallops

Spicy Scallop Skewers

These scallop skewers are delicious whether served very spicy, or with no heat at all for those with a delicate pallet: it’s easy to divide the scallops into 2 containers and pour over unspiced marinade in one, before adding in the chilli flakes to the remainder. Spicy Scallop Skewers Print Recipe Trust me the texture […]

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Barbeque Veg

Vegetable Kebabs

Vegetables skewered, marinated and barbequed are simple, colourful and┬ásurprisingly tasty. Vegetable Kebabs Print Recipe CourseLight Lunch, Snack Servings Prep Time 12 skewers 20 minutes Cook Time Passive Time 15 minutes 2 hours Servings Prep Time 12 skewers 20 minutes Cook Time Passive Time 15 minutes 2 hours Vegetable Kebabs Print Recipe CourseLight Lunch, Snack Servings […]

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