Sausage cassoulet with chargrilled garlic toasts

This is a cracker of a dish! So easy, comforting and packed with nutritious veggies and pulses! You can easily make this dish in advance to serve up when needed but can also be knocked up in no time, as using ready cooked beans makes this super quick and easy. Pack this with any vegetables…

Crostini

It’s nearly new years eve! The last blow out of the holidays, so make it a good one! If you’re hosting a party then impress your guests with this delicious crostini recipe. Crostini is great as a sharing starter, canape or part of the buffet as all you need is delicious bread and some different…

The best prawn cocktail

Christmas is almost here!!! I am unbelievably excited for my favourite time of year.  And there is nothing more I love to eat at Christmas then this retro classic and absolutely delicious starter for Christmas lunch! So I know everyone thinks that they can make a plain old prawn cocktail, well you think you do…

French onion soup with Gruyère and Parmesan croutons

With all this snow I definitely need something warm and comforting, and nothing gives you a big warm hug quite like a hot bowl of delicious soup with melty cheesy toasts – delicious! French onion soup is a classic and doesn’t actually need too many ingredients, it just takes a little bit of time, as…

Crispy Cajun chicken tenders (baked, not fried!)

Amazingly moreish crispy Cajun chicken tenders! Try this super tasty, easy and low fat recipe, I promise you will never buy chicken nuggets again! These are perfect for party food with a cool garlic mayonnaise to dip, or serve them cuddled together with a beautiful crisp slaw, creamy avocado and hot sauce in a soft…

Baked buffalo mozzarella in tomatoes and garlic

Get that comforting hit on #meatfreemonday with this delicious and super simple dish of baked mozzarella with tomatoes and garlic (seriously every word in that title gets better and better; heaven!). It’s perfect for a cold, autumnal Monday evening. This dish is so easy to prepare and cook, but the taste is all in the…

Aubergine Milanese

This delicious dish involves lovely aubergine slices that are coated in a parmesan and herb breadcrumb mix, firstly fried in a little olive oil then baked to cook through. Serve simply with a delicious simple tomato sauce and rocket salad. Amazing! One suggestion for this dish would be to use proper tomatoes. I don’t mean a…

Chicken with mushrooms, garlic, pancetta and white wine

A great tip to creating a showstopping  dish is to use small amounts of strong flavoured ingredients. Garlic, pancetta, and white wine is a match made in absolute heaven and creates THE most delicious sauce. This dish is both easy on the wallet and on the taste buds. Using chicken thighs not only adds plenty…

Baked saucy chocolate pudding

It’s now officially autumn and even better, it’s October! One of my favourite months of the year. Evenings are drawing in and what better to snuggle up with on the sofa than a hot, cosy pudding! Especially when it’s packed with chocolate. I can’t bake – it’s a well known fact with most people I…

Melt-in-the-middle cod and cheddar fishcakes

These fishcakes need a little bit of prep and forward planning, as it works best with ingredients that are cold! Trust me. I start making these the day ahead, just by boiling some potatoes the day before and letting them go cold and by also making a little white sauce and again letting it go…