Warm lentil and sausage salad

Sausages and lentils are a great combination - pair them in a salad or a casserole depending on the time of year.

Crab & Chorizo Empanadas

Makes 20 / prep time – 20 minutes Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 20 minutes.  

Crab Cakes

Makes 12 / prep time – 30 minutes Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 30 minutes.  

Devon Steak Pasty

Makes 7/8 pasties / prep time – 30 minutes (excluding making the pastry)/cooking time Preheat the oven to 170°C ...


Tabouleh comes in all shapes and colours. Bulgar/cracked wheat is a must, as is enough flat leaf parsley to ‘green ...

Masala Mussels

It might be a bit messy but it's worth it. Add a little of the mussel cooking liquor to the sauce if it's...

Harissa Crab Pasta Sauce

Classic crab pasta sauce with a harissa twist. Easy, tasty and a bit flashy - what more can you ask for?

Tandori Chicken & Squash

Baked harissa chicken with butternut squash.


A meal for any time of the day, buttery and spicy and filled with proteins.

Vegetable Harira soup

Not real harira but lovely nevertheless. The mixture of veg, grains and pulses, spices/sauces and salty lemon reall...

Poor Man’s Tagliata

The joys of a thick, BBQ’d and sliced on the bias, ‘Italian Tagliata’ style steak are worth striving for. Knock it ...

Broth of God

Stocks and broths are wonderful creations that we all should be making more of – not just because of their organole...

Italian Meatball Pasta Sauce

These have to be the best meatballs we make and are so full of flavour that a small number are sufficient to feed f...

Black Pudding & Cavalo Nero Pasta

Our black pudding is the best – not only for breakfast but for supper too.

Uncle Vito’s Meatball Sauce

Why anyone wants to eat boring old Spaghetti Bolognese when they could be eating this beats me. This is the kind of...