Italy Greece and the Mediterranean

Creamy Spinach Pasta with Prawns and Leek

Creamy Spinach Pasta with Prawns and Leek

A really creamy spinach pasta with prawns and leek – fancy enough to impress, but you can make it in under 30 minutes. If you have a valentine to impress but don’t want any hassle in the kitchen this could be the dish for you. […]

Creamy Pasta with Bacon – Cheats’ Midweek Meal

Creamy Pasta with Bacon – Cheats’ Midweek Meal

Creamy pasta with bacon, leek and sweetcorn – ready in just half an hour and so easy. Your summer holiday is a distant memory and your credit card is starting to fill up with goodies you can’t open ’til Christmas. It’s cold outside, and  the […]

Spanish Style Chickpeas and Chorizo

Spanish Style Chickpeas and Chorizo

This smoky spanish style chickpeas and chorizo skillet is ready in just 30 minutes. We bought a packet of shredded cooking chorizo for a quick weekend lunch a couple of weeks ago, and it happened to be a  double packet. I planned to use the […]

Creamy Orzo with Chickpeas and Roast Vegetables

Creamy Orzo with Chickpeas and Roast Vegetables

A creamy orzo dish with all the flavour and little fuss. Roast vegetables sound fancy, don’t they? I think, really, they’re a bit of a cheat. I never cook just plain butternut squash soup, or risotto- it’s always roast butternut squash soup or risotto – […]

Quick Gnocchi with Ham, Mushroom and Peas

Quick Gnocchi with Ham, Mushroom and Peas

This quick gnocchi with ham, mushroom and peas uses just one pan and is ready in 20 minutes. Do your weekday evenings always seem to be a rush? I’m in a rush to get to the nursery, a rush to take my little boy home. I’m […]

Venison Slow Cooker Giouvetsi with Orzo

Venison Slow Cooker Giouvetsi with Orzo

A traditional Greek dish with a twist – venison slow cooker giouvetsi. Have you tried Orzo yet? It’s one of the latest food fashions. It’s not from anywhere exotic though- it’s a pasta from good old Italy, though it’s also eaten in other countries. Foodies […]

Red Lentil Bolognese with Mushrooms

Red Lentil Bolognese with Mushrooms

This red lentil bolognese is so easy to make, and full of nutrition. Perfect comfort food for when the spring sunshine doesn’t show up. Whilst there is much controversy about super foods in the conventional sense – the idea that a food can be so […]

Spanish Style One Pot Mussel Pasta

Spanish Style One Pot Mussel Pasta

An easy weeknight mussel pasta with some Spanish flair. The key to creating simple, scrummy meals with minimal effort is to work out which key ingredients capture the flavour you’re after. This recipe is Spanish themed as the Spanish are big seafood lovers – and […]

Chorizo and Roast Pepper Hummus

Chorizo and Roast Pepper Hummus

A yummy twist on roast pepper hummus – so easy to make! I first began experimenting with hummus ingredients as a student when I couldn’t afford tahini. Whilst the traditional middle eastern dip of chickpeas, lemon, garlic and sesame that is hummus has been eaten […]

Super-Quick Hummus Pasta

Super-Quick Hummus Pasta

A really quick full flavoured pasta dish based on the middle eastern dip Hummus. We decided to save money a while back by not buying food for weekend lunches. It’s so easy to just grab a pasty or sandwich in town or on the way […]



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