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 ...

Fabada Asturiana

Tapas come in many guises, from simple tortilla to London-centric ‘picture on a plate’ restaurant creations but oft...

Carbonnade Flamande

You might think that a beef bourguignon becomes Carbonnade Flamande when you substitute red wine for beer but there...

Tandori Chicken & Squash

Baked harissa chicken with butternut squash.


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

Curried Parsnip Soup

A sweet, spiced and tasty soup to serve for lunch or as a starter with chunky bread.

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...

Beef, Cabbage, Apple & Horseradish Soup

a.k.a. Austerity Soup Is much a stew as a soup but, either way, it’s a robust and easy dish that doesn’t need cons...

Confit Duck Cassoulet

In the past I’ve been a little snooty about the duck confit and opted for a bit of lamb. But now that we know it is...

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...