• spicy parsnip soup
7 Jan, 2016

Spicy parsnip soup

By |January 7th, 2016|Recipes, Soup|0 Comments

Spicy parsnip soup - Parsnips make a great autumnal vegetarian starter or a hearty lunch with homemade bread. - rapeseed oil, onion (sliced), garlic cloves (sliced), fresh ginger (grated), parsnips (peeled & chopped), chilli powder (optional), cumin seeds, coriander seeds, garam masala, vegetable stock, crème fraîche, to serve: olive oil, cumin seeds (toasted), red chilli [...]

  • mozzarella pesto arancini
28 Apr, 2015

Mozzarella pesto arancini

By |April 28th, 2015|Lunch, Recipes, Starters|0 Comments

Mozzarella pesto arancini - Sicilian stuffed rice balls (using left over risotto rice), these Italian morsels are fried in breadcrumbs, so have a crunchy coating, but soft centres with melted cheese. - arborio or carnaroli rice (cooked and cold), parmesan cheese, pesto, mozzarella (cut into small cubes), plain flour, egg (beaten), breadcrumbs, vegetable oil (for [...]

  • goat's cheese tart
20 Mar, 2015

Goat’s cheese tart with leeks, walnut & lemon

By |March 20th, 2015|Lunch, Main Courses, Recipes, Starters, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Goat's cheese tart with leeks, walnut & lemon - We all love a goat's cheese tart. But sometimes goat's cheese and caramelised onion can be rather samey. This variation has real flavour and the addition of the lemon cuts through that sometimes chalky cheese. - olive oil (extra for drizzling), butter, leeks (medium size and [...]

1 Jan, 2015

Crab and prawn tostadas

By |January 1st, 2015|Canapés, Recipes, Starters, Vegetarian|0 Comments

Crab and prawn tostadas - Tostada is a Spanish word meaning "toasted". In Mexico and other parts of Hispanic America it is the name of different local dishes which are toasted or use a toasted ingredient as the main base of their preparation. - crab meat, prawns (cooked and shelled), lime juice (plus lime zest), [...]

1 Jan, 2015

Spinach and ricotta strudels

By |January 1st, 2015|Canapés, Recipes, Starters, Vegetarian|1 Comment

Spinach and ricotta strudels - Fresh and creamy filo parcels, crispy, but light. Perfect for a vegetarian starter or canapè. - fresh spinach (cooked and finely chopped), ricotta cheese, egg (beaten), salt and pepper (freshly ground), freshly grated nutmeg, filo pastry (shop bought), melted butter, sesame seeds (or poppy seeds - optional for serving), Preheat [...]

1 Jan, 2015

Thai chicken skewers & peanut sauce

By |January 1st, 2015|Canapés, Recipes, Starters|0 Comments

Thai chicken skewers & peanut sauce - Thai marinated chicken skewers with peanut dipping sauce. This recipe does require some assembly, but you can marinade overnight and make the dipping sauce in advance. - chicken breast (boneless), marinade: peanut oil (sesame or sunflower/vegetable alternatives), lime (juice only), fresh ginger (peeled and grated), lemongrass (chopped), red [...]

1 Jan, 2015

Spiced lamb kofta

By |January 1st, 2015|Canapés, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Recipes, Starters, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Spiced lamb kofta - In the simplest form, Koftas consist of balls of minced or ground meat, usually beef or lamb mixed with spices and/or onions. - onion (finely diced), garlic (crushed), minced lamb (neck or leg), smoked paprika, ground allspice, ground cinnamon, ground cumin, mint (roughly chopped), coriander (roughly chopped), olive oil, salt and [...]

  • seabass with curried lentils
30 Dec, 2014

Roasted seabass with curried lentils

By |December 30th, 2014|Fish course, Main Courses, Recipes, Starters|0 Comments

Roasted seabass with curried lentils - - Sea bass: sea bass fillets (skin on, but trimmed), olive oil, salt and pepper (freshly ground), lentils: olive oil, onion (medium, finely diced), medium curry powder, saffron, puy lentils, fish stock (to cover), plum tomatoes (ripe - skinned and deseeded), mussels (cooked), clams (cooked), flat leaf parsley, double [...]

  • butternut and red pepper soup
5 Oct, 2014

Butternut squash, pepper & chilli soup

By |October 5th, 2014|Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Low calorie, Lunch, Recipes, Soup, Starters, Vegetarian, Wheat-free|0 Comments

Butternut squash, pepper & chilli soup - A tasty, wholesome and healthy soup. Perfect for those winter days and served with fresh crusty bread. - butternut squash (peeled and roughly chopped), red onion (peeled and sliced), garlic (peeled and lightly crushed), red peppers (deseeded and chopped), stock (chicken/vegetable), olive oil, salt and pepper, chillies (crushed [...]