Coconut buns with chicken in hoisin sauce by Jamie Oliver

            Coconut buns: 1 x 400g tin of light coconut milk; 2 coconut milk tins (500g) of self raising flour plus extra for dusting Chicken, pickles and garnishes:… Continue reading

Warm new potato & smoked mackerel salad

      350g new potatoes 100g crème fraîche 1 tsp horseradish cream juice of 1 lemon 2 smoked mackerel fillets, skinned and flaked 85g  watercress   Cook the potatoes in a large… Continue reading

sweet cherry clafoutis

              unsalted butter, softened, for greasing 200g sweet cherries, pitted 4 medium egg yolks 2 medium eggs 100g caster sugar 50g plain flour a pinch of fine… Continue reading

courgette, butter bean and feta cheese cakes

            Ingredients:   2 courgettes 1 onion 1 garlic clove 2 eggs 3 tbsp plain flour 70g crumbled feta cheese fresh chives, chopped 150g tin butter beans, drained… Continue reading

lemon baked cheesecake

            225g digestive biscuits 100g butter, melted 250g tub mascarpone 600g soft cheese 2 eggs, plus 2 yolks zest 3 lemons, juice of 1 4 tbsp plain flour… Continue reading

Roasted butternut squash stuffed with spinach, chilli, walnuts and feta cheese

          1 medium butternut squash olive oil, for roasting 1 onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 2 fresh chillies, chopped 120g baby spinach 50g walnuts, crushed 1 tbsp Parmesan… Continue reading

Meat loaf with wild mushrooms

      2 cups dried wild mushrooms 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 cup of finely chopped onion 1 celery rib, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely chopped 1/2 cup of finely chopped green onion, including the green… Continue reading

dacquoise cake

                Meringue layers 1 1/4 cups roasted  salted peanuts 3/4 cup sugar 6 large egg whites 1 tsp lemon juice pinch of salt Mousse: 1/2 cup … Continue reading

carrot, butternut squash and ginger soup

3 Tbsp unsalted butter 2 small white onions, chopped 6-7 large carrots, peeled and sliced thin 1 butternut squash, baked and peeled 1 teaspoon minced ginger 400 ml chicken or vegetable stock 3… Continue reading

Chinese-style braised beef one-pot

            3-4 tbsp olive oil 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced good thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, peeled and shredded 1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced 1½ kg… Continue reading

carrot, apple and chia seed muffins

                100g carrots, finely grated 75g apples, coarsely grated 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 lemon, finely zested 3 tbsp chia seeds 120g demerara sugar 75ml olive… Continue reading

I am Chocolate…Dark Chocolate

          Rich and very addictive… 250g dark chocolate (70%) 250g butter 100g icing sugar 4 ml orange liqueur 5 eggs crème fraîche or double cream to serve Preheat the… Continue reading

chocolate torte with strawberries

          Sponge: 4 eggs, separated whites from yolks 200g icing sugar 70g flour 70g cornflour 2 tbsp cocoa powder     Chocolate mousse: 250g mascarpone cheese 100g dark chocolate… Continue reading

valentine’s brownie

      Brownie 150 grams dark chocolate, chopped 120 grams unsalted butter, cut into pieces 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 200 grams Demerara sugar 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 large eggs 90… Continue reading

berry and white chocolate torte

                    Sponge: 7  large free range eggs 1 cup of caster sugar 1 cup self raising flour 1/3 cup cornflour   Filling: 250g raspberries… Continue reading

lemon and sesame chicken

      These delicate strips of chicken are at their best if you have time to leave them to marinate overnight so they can really soak up the flavours.   4 large… Continue reading

crispy five-spice chicken

  Tender stripes of  chicken fillet with a delicately spiced rice flour coating makes a perfect meal served with rice and broccoli. 2 tbsp olive oil 4 skinless chicken breast fillets, cut into… Continue reading

Pea&mint soup

        1 handful of mint leaves, roughly chopped 1 garlic clove, grated 450ml vegetable or chicken stock 300g frozen peas (petit pois) salt and freshly ground pepper 1-2 tbsp crème… Continue reading

Noodles with Mushrooms and Lemon Ginger Dressing

      Lemon Ginger Dressing 3/4 teaspoon Asian chilli powder (or cayenne) Grated zest of 1 lemon 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 tbsp of ginger, peeled and grated 1/4 cup… Continue reading

thai curry lentil and sweet potato soup

                1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, sliced 1 tbsp ginger, peeled & diced into small pieces 1 tbsp Thai red… Continue reading

Chestnut and butternut squash soup

              150g cooked and peeled chestnuts 250g peeled and cubed butternut squash 750ml vegetable or chicken stock 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 250ml coconut milk, or as needed… Continue reading

cheesy meatballs in spicy tomato sauce

    1 onion, chopped 2 slices bacon, chopped 500 g beef mince 1/4 cup breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons parsley, roughly chopped 1 egg, lightly beaten 125 g cheddar cheese, cut into 1cm cubes… Continue reading

Spiced bacon and pumpkin soup

        1 tablespoon olive oil 200g  onions, sliced 1.3kg  pumpkin, peeled, seeded and diced 125g  smoked back bacon, diced 1 tablespoon ground cumin 750ml vegetable stock salt and black pepper… Continue reading

lemon & honey… a natural cure for cold and cough

   juice of one lemon 2 tablespoons honey 1 pinch of cinnamon ½ cup warm water Squeeze the lemon juice into the warm water…well it should be a little hot but not boiling.… Continue reading

walnut and pumpkin cake

      3 cups*  flour + pinch of salt 1 cup* chopped walnuts 1 cup* Demerara sugar 2 tsp baking soda 3 tsp cinnamon 3 large eggs 7 tbsp natural yogurt 2… Continue reading

Chilli Prawn And Tomato Spaghetti

            7  large vine tomatoes, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves, finely sliced 1 tsp chilli paste 1 tsp red wine vinegar 300g raw king prawns… Continue reading

Cauliflower and Chickpea Curry

    1 medium-large cauliflower, trimmed Sea salt 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 3 onions, chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger 2 teaspoons ground coriander 2 teaspoons ground cumin A… Continue reading

Savoury goat cheese tart with figs and chia seeds

            1 tablespoon olive oil 4 sheets ready-rolled filo pastry 75g  crème fraîche 125ml milk 15g basics Italian hard cheese, grated 3 medium eggs 2 tablespoons chia seeds… Continue reading

Creamy Garlic, Onion & Jalapeno Antibiotic Soup

        Garlic is a powerful, natural antibiotic that doesn’t kill off our healthy bacteria like drug antibiotics do. Taking just a few cloves of garlic each day can cure infections,… Continue reading

Quinoa Tabbouleh with Chia seeds

      1 3/4 cups water 1 cup quinoa 1/2 cup coarsely chopped seeded tomato 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint or parsley 2 tablespoons  chia seeds 1/4 cup chopped cucumber 1/4 cup… Continue reading

Easy fried eggplant

        This Italian hierloom eggplant has very sweet, mild flesh and a creamy texture, ideal for slicing, baking and roasting. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large eggplant, peeled and thinly… Continue reading

spiced parsnip crisps

          600g  parsnips 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp ground coriander generous pinch of smoked paprika     Preheat the oven fan 160 degrees. Using… Continue reading

Savory Millet Cakes

            Millet provides a host of nutrients, has a sweet nutty flavor, and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available. Rich in… Continue reading

Cinnamon topped blueberry muffins

                    For the muffins 200g  plain flour 80g caster sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 75ml  vegetable oil 1 egg 75ml  milk… Continue reading

Watermelon and Feta with Mint

  4 cups seedless watermelon, cut into chunks 150g  feta cheese ¼ cup chopped fresh mint 2 tablespoons chopped red onion 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1½ teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon fresh lemon… Continue reading

Camembert quiche with honey and cranberries sauce

            Great for a summer meal, all you need is a shortbread pastry, Camembert cheese, eggs, salt and pepper… some good quality honey and cranberries sauce to spread… Continue reading

prawn risotto

            50g butter 1 medium onion finely chopped 1 large clove garlic finely chopped 1 ½ cups rice ¾ cup white wine 1.2ltr chicken stock 1 cup green… Continue reading

Beetroot chocolate cake….I have to admit, I am a chocoholic:)

200g butter, plus extra for greasing 250g cooked and peeled beetroot 200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) 4 tbsp hot espresso 135g plain flour 1 heaped tsp baking powder 3 tbsp cocoa powder… Continue reading

cannelloni stuffed with courgettes, rocket and mascarpone

9 tbsp olive oil 2 large courgettes, finely chopped 100 g rocket, chopped 1 pinches black pepper 300 g mascarpone 1 red chilli, chopped 1 onion, chopped 100 g Parmesan, grated 20 dried… Continue reading

pineapple and orange dessert

Very heavy, very sweet but terribly tasty:)) Layers of whipped cream, chopped fresh pineapple and oranges mixed with some honey, dark chocolate and orange zest… Sometimes we deserve a treat ;p

veggies for breakfast :D

Sometimes we can be bored with jam toasts, pancakes, cereal or full english for breakfast. Then I just simply mix one pot of the cottage cheese with red pepper, radishes and spring onion.… Continue reading

homemade pasta :)

Aubergine and tomato bake

2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra as required 2 medium aubergines, sliced into rounds 3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 cans peeled plum tomatoes 250g mozzarella, drained 10g fresh… Continue reading

Honey-Nut Swirls

1 sheet puff pastry 1 cup finely chopped walnuts 1 cup finely chopped hazelnuts 3 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter, softened 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1… Continue reading

Smoked mackerel pâté

2 whole smoked mackerels 1 tsp horseradish 2 tsp Dijon mustard freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp crème fraîche ½ lemon, juice only 50g unsalted butter, chopped chopped parsley Remove the skin from… Continue reading

courgette and broccoli quiche

160g shortcrust pastry, rolled to 5mm thick 20g butter 1 courgette, finely grated salt and pepper 100g broccoli, cut into small florets 3 free-range eggs 180ml milk 50g cheddar, grated 2 tomatoes, sliced… Continue reading

Buttery fork cookies

125g unsalted butter, softened 125g caster sugar 1 large egg yolk 100g plain flour 1 ts ground cinnamon Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Lin a large baking sheet with baking paper. Place… Continue reading

french goat’s cheese, rosemary and olive muffins

275g plain flour 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 2 large eggs 250ml milk 75g mild ripe French goat’s cheese 50g pitted green olives, chopped 2 tsp chopped rosemary, plus a little… Continue reading

pear and chocolate cake

125g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing 175g golden caster sugar 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 250g self-rising wholemeal flour, sifted 50g cocoa powder 50g dark chocolate, chopped 2 pears, peeled, cored and… Continue reading