Magic Mushrooms

No not that sort of magic mushroom but these are quite tasty & very easy to make.  You know me, I like great flavoursome food that is quick and easy to make.  No need to give yourself 100 steps in a recipe to follow when you only need 45!  Not that this has 45 steps…

Salad Days

I can’t quite believe it’s November 8th and I’m still making salad sides ….. normally by this time of the year we are well into our hearty stews, curries and comfort food which helps us get through winter. Tonight we are having steak and Jacket Potatoes so I’m also serving up this simple side of…

Cabbage

Sometimes we overlook a basic ingredient. We try to jazz it up too much, add herbs, spices, braise it in wine, just mess around with it so much it looses its real quality. For me cabbage is one of those vegetables that I feel we often loose our way with. Too often cabbage brings back…

Beetroot

For as long as I can remember I have hated beetroot. Actually not hated but detested! Whether it was fresh, boiled, pickled, in a salad or whatever. I DON’T LIKE IT! But after hearing constantly about all the benefits of beetroot, how good it is for you I thought there must be a way I…

Easy Chicken Soup

I love a good soup! Be it a decent tinned soup that we turn to for comfort or a posh carton soup for decadence, soup is a real go to comfort food. Before my SlimmingWorld journey I would often just reach for a tin of tomato soup and consume it with a huge cheese toastie….

Cooking with the Senses

Or in other words how to inspire your friend by teaching her a basic white sauce. As you know from my previous post Know Your Onions and Garlic I was teaching my friend Colette the fine art of listening to your food. It got me thinking that every time I cook, I rarely follow a…

The journey continues……. So, last night, I was going to blog but Jet Lag claimed me….. I can never understand how no matter what you do to avoid it, Jet Lag WILL get you.  It’ is however a small price to pay for visiting Los Angeles. This was one of my favourite views from our…

Perfect Parsnips

I love Parsnips!  Not just at Christmas time, but all through the Autumn and Winter season. This is my recipe for Perfect Parsnips. You can’t be bashful about using fats when cooking these perfect parsnips.  They are not for those on a diet!! For a large side portion of Perfect Parsnips take 1kg of Medium…

A Delish Fish Pie

4 days after the big day & we are still in the process of leftover usage.  Last night (29th) was using up the poached Salmon from Boxing Day (December 26th for all my American friends!).  So I decided on a fish pie.  Not strictly just leftovers as I added some additional fresh ingredients, but you…

A Classic Italian Dish

Following on from my Vegetarian theme, I decided to tackle a simple, classic recipe, which oddly, I have never baked before.  A Spinach & Ricotta Cannelloni.  It’s a moderately easy dish and I took inspiration from the allrecipes website.  I slightly adapted mine, which I found really easy to do.  For my version I used…