Category: Recipes

Smoky Prawn & Chickpea Ragu from my book Rustica

Smoky Prawn & Chickpea Ragu from my book Rustica

This prawn and chickpea ragu is from my new book Rustica (check it out here. ) Spicy, Spanish-style stew is deliciously warming and comforting. Seasoned with Spanish pimento, the rich tomato sauce envelopes the juicy king prawns/jumbo shrimp and chickpeas. In winter store-cupboard staples like…

Crab apple jelly recipe

Crab apple jelly recipe

My crab apple jelly recipe is so easy to make, if you’ve never made crab apple jelly before this is a great recipe to use. A friend of mine dropped off a huge bag of crab apples and without a clue what to do with…

Soda Bread Recipe – how to make soda bread

Soda Bread Recipe – how to make soda bread

Making soda bread is one of my favourite breads to make at home. Mainly because I don’t have the patience (and very rarely the foresight) to make bread and have time for proofing. This soda bread recipe isn’t sexy, new or difficult – but it…

How to cook pork ribs on the barbecue from scratch

How to cook pork ribs on the barbecue from scratch

Ever wanted to know how to cook pork ribs on the barbecue from scratch? Cooking pork ribs on the bbq is usually fraught with trouble; tough, overcooked, undercooked.. the list goes on – but it’s easier than you think. Here’s how I cook pork ribs…

Garlic Prawns with Lentils Recipe

Garlic Prawns with Lentils Recipe

Garlic prawns recipe with lentils – the perfect summer meze dish!

Fig and Feta Salad Recipe | Feta Recipes

Fig and Feta Salad Recipe | Feta Recipes

Delicious fig and feta salad recipe with walnuts, pomegranate molasses and grapes | Feta Recipes | Fig Salad Recipe

Homemade Garlic Bread Baguette

Homemade Garlic Bread Baguette

How to make homemade garlic bread baguette in five minutes!

Goan Fish Curry – Goan Fish Curry Recipe with Coconut

Goan Fish Curry – Goan Fish Curry Recipe with Coconut

Goan Fish Curry Recipe Goan fish curry takes some influence from the Portuguese that colonised parts of southern India. Whereas Kerelan fish curry has that aromatic flavour of coconut, the Goan fish curry differs with a sharp note usually given by using taramind, lime or…

Orzo Recipes | Fish Stew with Orzo and olives

Orzo Recipes | Fish Stew with Orzo and olives

Orzo Recipes | Orzo and Seafood Stew This orzo and seafood stew is a hearty deliciously rich stew that works all year round. You could add chorizo, Greek sausage or even smoked lardons for some extra umph! This particular orzo and seafood stew I’ve kept…

Fish Kiev Recipe (stuffed fish with garlic butter) – David Lloyd Clubs

Fish Kiev Recipe (stuffed fish with garlic butter) – David Lloyd Clubs

Stuffed fish recipe with garlic butter – Fish Kiev! Beautiful stuffed fish (we’re using cod loin) stuffed with a garlic butter, rolled in breadcrumbs and roasted – fish kiev! Please always use sustainably sourced fish. Stuffed fish is nothing new, but my take on the…

Sausage Tray Bake Recipe with smoked paprika – 1 tray dinner

Sausage Tray Bake Recipe with smoked paprika – 1 tray dinner

Sausage Tray Bake is a great recipe to feed the family! I wasn’t planning on making a sausage tray bake, but dinnertime came around and I found myself staring at a dozen sausages and the words ringing in my ears “can you have dinner ready…

3 ingredient fondue with Idahoan Mash

3 ingredient fondue with Idahoan Mash

Quick and easy fondue recipe! A delicious and easy fondue made using Idahoan Perfect Mash. This buttery, cheesy fondue is the perfect social meal to be shared amongst loved ones. I like to serve my fondue inside a hollowed out sourdough loaf, using the insides…

How to Store Banana Bread

How to Store Banana Bread

How to Store Banana Bread You are so excited after successfully baking your first banana bread. After eating to your satisfaction, your next concern is how you will keep the rest. You desire to make it stay fresh forever. Though that’s impossible, you can take…

Easy Homemade Blueberry Muffins

Easy Homemade Blueberry Muffins

These blueberry muffins are a real treat! I love blueberry muffins and this is a great Friday treat to have! Which incidentally works great as a naughty breakfast treat on Saturday morning! Have you grabbed a copy of The Kids Lockdown Cookbook yet?! SERVES 4 …

Toad in the Hole Recipe! A family one-tray dinner

Toad in the Hole Recipe! A family one-tray dinner

TOAD IN THE HOLE RECIPE Everyone loves a little toad in the hole and if you’ve never made it, it is surprisingly easy! Even kids can do it! Here’s my toad in the hole recipe. SERVES 4  Toad in the Hole Recipe Serving Suggestion: Steamed…

FRIDAY 5TH JUNE – NO COOK NUTELLA CHEESE CAKE!

FRIDAY 5TH JUNE – NO COOK NUTELLA CHEESE CAKE!

NO COOK NUTELLA CHEESE CAKE! This is soooo good and anything with nutella in it our kids love! This no cook version is delicious, you can buy big brand names for the nutella and cream cheese; but store-own-brands work just as well for this and…

Spaghetti Tray Bake – Baked Sausage Pasta Recipes

Spaghetti Tray Bake – Baked Sausage Pasta Recipes

Spaghetti Tray Bake – Baked Sausage Pasta Recipe – it’ll change your life! My spaghetti tray bake – a baked sausage pasta recipe is AMAZING! OK, I know this doesn’t sound very modest, but it’s really good and has totally changed the way we make…

Easy Paella Recipe – how to make paella (kid-friendly!)

Easy Paella Recipe – how to make paella (kid-friendly!)

Kid Friendly Paella  Everyone loves this easy paella recipe (especially the kids!) it’s very versatile allowing you to cook an easy paella with basmati rice using whatever ingredients you prefer!. You choose whether you want a seafood paella, meat paella or vegan paella – see…

Episode 4 – Giftwrapped Food Parcels!

Episode 4 – Giftwrapped Food Parcels!

MONDAY 30th March – Giftwrapped Food parcels! Watch the video!  INGREDIENTS LIST This is epic – if there’s one you definitely want to join in with – this is it! You’re basically going to place all the ingredients on top of each other, tie…

Episode 3 – How to make an Omelette

Episode 3 – How to make an Omelette

Omelettes are so easy to make and the perfect all round breakfast and lunch (hell, even dinner) option. You just need to know how to make an omelette properly! How to make an omelette!  I asked whether everyone wanted the cookalongs to be 3…

Episode 2 – Homemade Gnocchi

Episode 2 – Homemade Gnocchi

Homemade Gnocchi for our Live kids cookalong Kids cooking gnocchi from scratch!  Homemade gnocchi is way easier than you think.. Think of these as pasta so we’ll make a simple sauce but feel free to freestyle with any sauce you want! Gnocchi is basically…

Episode 1 – Homemade Flatbreads & Flatbread Pizzas

Episode 1 – Homemade Flatbreads & Flatbread Pizzas

Homemade Flatbreads & Flatbread Pizzas MONDAY 23RD MARCH 2020 Watch our live kids cooking show – homemade flatbreads and flatbread pizzas  You will need: Frying pan Mixing bowl +spoon Grill or hot oven Rolling pin (or a wine bottle on it’s side works… just…

Leftover Turkey Curry Recipe with Coconut Milk | David Lloyd Clubs

Leftover Turkey Curry Recipe with Coconut Milk | David Lloyd Clubs

Turkey Curry recipe with coconut milk is a great way to use up some of that turkey on boxing day (or the day after Thanksgiving). I really like the spicy contrast of using a Turkey Curry Recipe to make the most of  the leftover turkey.…

Spicy Pickled Onions | Pickled Red Onions Recipe

Spicy Pickled Onions | Pickled Red Onions Recipe

My spicy pickled onions is a joy to behold and following my pickled red onions recipe couldn’t be easier; they are wonderful – a vibrant pink jar of joy! I’ve got slightly carried away describing my spicy pickled onions, but there is something weirdly alluring…

Canned Jackfruit Recipes | Pulled Jackfruit | Jackfruit Pulled Pork

Canned Jackfruit Recipes | Pulled Jackfruit | Jackfruit Pulled Pork

Canned Jackfruit Recipes: My pulled jackfruit is a classic take on bbq pulled pork and makes a great vegan alternative; time to jump on the jackfruit pulled pork band wagon! Canned jackfruit recipes are a great thing to master; you can source canned jackfruit online…

Microwave Salmon | Cooking fish in microwave (in 3minutes!)

Microwave Salmon | Cooking fish in microwave (in 3minutes!)

Microwave Salmon – cooking fish in microwave in 3 minutes flat, one of my favourite microwave fish recipes (I always say that..) My microwave salmon is one of the easiest microwave fish recipes I’ve done. Obviously cooking fish in microwave is going to be extremely…

How to cook perfect Roast Chicken – Roast Chicken Recipe

How to cook perfect Roast Chicken – Roast Chicken Recipe

Ever wondered how to cook perfect Roast Chicken? What is the best roast chicken recipe? Good, ’cause I’ll answer that question now. A roast chicken for Sunday lunch or just an indulgent and hearty mid-week meal is probably one of the worlds most loved comfort…

Cauliflower Cheese with Truffles | Recipes with Black Truffles

Cauliflower Cheese with Truffles | Recipes with Black Truffles

Cauliflower Cheese Recipe with Truffles for a decadent winter warmer recipe – the ultimate in comfort food, recipes with black truffles. Recipes with black truffles can be expensive, but my Cauliflower Cheese Recipe makes use of store bought preserved truffles which are cheaper and last…

Kalo Prama Recipe | Greek Cypriot Semolina Cake with Syrup | Cyprus Desserts

Kalo Prama Recipe | Greek Cypriot Semolina Cake with Syrup | Cyprus Desserts

Kalo prama (translates as; ‘good thing’ and sounds like ‘galombrama’) is the Greek name for this famous Cypriot dessert which I’ll explain how to make below. This is my kalo prama recipe.  Kalo prama has gone by various names; for years I thought it was…

Sea Bass Tray Bake Recipe | How To Cook Sea Bass | David Lloyd Clubs

Sea Bass Tray Bake Recipe | How To Cook Sea Bass | David Lloyd Clubs

Sea bass tray bake is such a hassle-free way on how to cook sea bass; it’s a simple one-tray family dinner. I’ve made this sea bass tray bake recipe loads of times now, and like most of my recipes you can use what you’ve got;…

Homemade Curried Beefburgers with Indian Mayo

Homemade Curried Beefburgers with Indian Mayo

My homemade curried beefburgers are delicious, I won’t lie. They really are. I developed these for Big K charcoal. Punchy with lots of chopped fresh chili, herbs, spices, I love them. You can cook these on the BBQ (which I’ve done on the video below)…

BBQ Rumpsteak with Chimichurri Sauce (churrasco style cooked on rotisserie BBQ)

BBQ Rumpsteak with Chimichurri Sauce (churrasco style cooked on rotisserie BBQ)

This is one of those recipes when the Cyprus BBQ’s really come into their own; using the long skewers for large pieces of meat cooked both on a fast high heat then lifted for a slower cook to finish created amazing results. Buy the best…

Rotisserie BBQ Video | Tamarind Pork Belly, Chicken Thighs and Asian ‘Slaw

Rotisserie BBQ Video | Tamarind Pork Belly, Chicken Thighs and Asian ‘Slaw

Delicious slow-roasted Tamarind pork belly souvla cooked on huge skewers with crispy succulent Zataar chicken thighs, cooked to perfection on a Cyprus Rotisserie BBQ, all served with a fresh vibrant Asian slaw.  Head over to Cyprus BBQ for the full recipe! And if you want…

Slow Baked Baby Aubergine Preserve with Aloades Olive Oil

Slow Baked Baby Aubergine Preserve with Aloades Olive Oil

This post is sponsored; but I only promote what I love and genuinely use – and these guys are great, first press olive oil from Cyprus by an incredibly ethical company. Find out more about Aloades Olive Oil – or try their olive oil –…

Slow Roast Pork Belly Video – David Lloyd Clubs

Slow Roast Pork Belly Video – David Lloyd Clubs

An easy recipe for when you have friends or family coming round and want to spend more time socialising than cooking! Check out David Lloyd Blog for the full written recipe. This tender, crisp pork belly, served with sweet apple sauce, buttery new potatoes and…

Harissa Tofu with Orzo Pasta (vegan recipe) – David Lloyd Clubs Video

Harissa Tofu with Orzo Pasta (vegan recipe) – David Lloyd Clubs Video

This vegan delicious Mediterranean orzo salad topped with crispy harissa tofu is the ideal summer dinner dish. Ready and on the table in less than 20 minutes, enjoy as a quick mid-week meal or packed lunch – get the full recipe from the David Lloyd Blog.…

Orzo Lemon Chicken Tray Bake – Aloades Olive Oil

Orzo Lemon Chicken Tray Bake – Aloades Olive Oil

Deliciously easy, orzo and chicken tray bake, developed exclusively for Aloades Olive Oil, by Theo Michaels

Rainbow Carrots with Garlic Lemon Chicken – David Lloyd Clubs

Rainbow Carrots with Garlic Lemon Chicken – David Lloyd Clubs

This recipe is perfect for a quick, healthy mid-week dinner. Tender, grilled garlic-lemon marinated chicken breast sits on a bed of fluffy couscous and brilliantly colourful and sweet honey glazed rainbow carrots. Delicious and perfectly balanced, it provides a healthy balance of veggies, carbs and…

Harissa Seabass and Super Greens – David Lloyd Clubs Video Recipe

Harissa Seabass and Super Greens – David Lloyd Clubs Video Recipe

Delicious harissa seabass on greens My delicious harissa seabass and green medley recipe is super healthy and packed with flavour! You can make this in (literally) 10 minutes and has everything you need to keep healthy. Seabass (a great source of protein and healthy fats)…

Cannellini Bean Dip with Preserved Lemons and Aloades Olive Oil

Cannellini Bean Dip with Preserved Lemons and Aloades Olive Oil

Cannellini Bean Dip with Preserved Lemons and Aloades Olive Oil A deliciously easy and tasty smashed cannellini bean dip with crispy pitas. This is great for sharing with friends and family, the key to this recipe is using the best quality olive oil you can…

Roasted Aubergine & Cauliflower Couscous

Roasted Aubergine & Cauliflower Couscous

Roasted aubergine with chili dressing on a bed of cauliflower couscous, beautiful vegan lunch – exclusive to David Lloyd Clubs

Smoked Haddock Hash – David Lloyd Clubs Christmas Video Recipe

A delicious and simple smoked haddock hash with a poached egg making the perfect festive brunch! Check out the full recipe on the David Lloyd Blog here and watch the video recipe below.

Roasted Pumpkin and Lentil Salad (vegan salad) | David Lloyd Clubs Exclusive

Roasted Pumpkin and Lentil Salad (vegan salad) | David Lloyd Clubs Exclusive

Roasted Pumpkin Lentil Vegan Salad – exclusively made for David Lloyd Clubs. This vegan winter salad is one of my favourites. See in the winter months with a gorgeous earthy roasted pumpkin and lentil salad. Winter doesn’t have to be all about heavy stews! Watch the…

Prawn and Chickpea Ragu Recipe – David Lloyd Clubs

Prawn and Chickpea Ragu Recipe – David Lloyd Clubs

Prawn Ragu Recipe with ras el hanout – my latest recipe for David Lloyds Club. This spicy prawn ragu is deliciously warming and comforting – the ideal dish for a chilly winter’s evening. Seasoned with the fragrant Moroccan spice blend ras el hanout, the chickpea…

Greek Panzanella Salad Recipe – David Lloyd Clubs

Greek Panzanella Salad Recipe – David Lloyd Clubs

My Greek inspired watermelon and halloumi panzanella salad for David Lloyds Club. Just before we head into the depths of winter here is my Greek inspired Panzanella Salad created exclusively for David Lloyd Clubs. This is the perfect salad to bring a little sunshine to…

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Greek Style – Pasatempos

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Greek Style – Pasatempos

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Greek Style – Pasatempos. Pasatempos translates as ‘passing time’ and that’s what roasted pumpkin seeds are all about. Sit back, grab a drink and just nibble away on the crunchy delectable little critters covered in salt. Cracked open delicately in your gob…

How to cook pork belly and get crispy skin everytime | Pork Belly Recipe

How to cook pork belly and get crispy skin everytime | Pork Belly Recipe

Pork belly recipe with crispy skin and garlic, thyme and lemon. Updated recipe from previous pork belly recipe with pomegranate molasses. This slow cooked pork belly recipe capitalises on the aromatics of garlic, lemon and thyme; a three-team partnership that works wonderfully together. I love…

Vietnamese Inspired Pork & Lemongrass Burgers – David Lloyd Clubs

Vietnamese Inspired Pork & Lemongrass Burgers – David Lloyd Clubs

David Lloyd Clubs – Vietnamese Style Pork Burgers These Vietnamese-inspired BBQ pork burgers are great at any time of the year. I created the recipe for David Lloyd Clubs as part of this years 2018 food series, you can check out their blog for all…


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