Crispy trout fillet with a warm potato salad and watercress

I don’t know about you but I’m craving some lighter food after a long, dark winter of stews and soups; come on spring!! Salad type veggies aren’t exactly in season right know (rock hard tomatoes, no thanks!) so this dish involves some standard fridge staples that you can easily knock together,¬† that you can also…

Mexican mashed potatoes with sweetcorn and garlic

Hola Mexican mashed potatoes! OK so you can’t make mash look great in a pic (sorry!) but if the taste is amazing, who cares! Try this ‘Mexican’ style mash of potatoes with sweetcorn, loadsa garlic and a good splash of cream ūüėČ It’s the perfect side dish to accompany your favourite Cajun chicken – or…

Baked Ratatouille

I absolutely love roasted¬†Mediterranean vegetables, especially ratatouille, and this dish takes them to another level. Chargrilling a whole load of veggies then layering up with a tomato sauce and cheese makes a normal side dish of vegetables an absolute winner. Also giving the presentation a little more thought than a pile of normal stewed ratatouille…

Homemade DELICIOUS ‘slaw

Summer is almost here! And what’s better to eat on a warm summers day then a tasty BBQ and salad? Everyone has had coleslaw, but do you ever make your own? It’s tastier, healthier and for pound for pound, so much cheaper! It also keeps really well. I use mostly yoghurt for the dressing, so…

Baked asparagus wrapped in prosciutto with Hollandaise sauce

This super, super tasty dish is impressive but so easy to make. Perfect for a dinner party canape, a starter or for finger food – try this and I promise you will make it again and again! Hollandaise sauce is notoriously difficult to make, but follow this easy step-by-step method and you’ll be able to…

Perfectly Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Everybody loves sweet potato fries. You can order them anywhere now and unlike the humble ‘normal’ potato, sweet potatoes are classed ¬†as 1 of your 5 a day, but they are probably deep-fried when you order in your local bar. I have tried a few different recipes to try and perfect them, some say peel,…

Mexican-style toppings and dips: Guacamole, Salsa and Creamy (low-fat) Hot Sauce Dip

OK, I absolutely love “Mexican” food, although, I should say¬†Mexican inspired food – it’s probably not traditional Mexican food at all! ¬†But I just love the flavours that this cuisine embraces; lime, chilli, cumin, coriander, AVOCADOS, tomatoes. Amazing, bright, taste-bud tingling flavours. I love to cook crispy fish tacos (recipe to follow in my blog!),…

Coleslaw…on the healthy side

Although it’s not summer salad season, I still crave a nice, fresh crisp vegetable and even in Autumn, you can still enjoy your fresh, raw veg. This coleslaw is great served with roast chicken, with burgers or as part of a selection of salads as a buffet. I cooked this recently with a piri-piri marinated…

Roasted Beetroot and Carrots

Roasting naturally sweet vegetables is a delicious, cheap and healthy way of getting a sweet kick. You can roast lots of types of vegetables, including cauliflower and broccoli, to get a more intense, savoury flavour. Add a few herbs, spices and toppings to create vegetable side dishes that will impress your guests aswell as your…