Smoky Veggie Chili (Vegan)

Before I start I want to make clear this is not my own recipe: it is Jamie Oliver’s one, and can be found at this link: It is so delicious, cheap and filling I had to share it! Takes a little while but totally worth it. Good for freezing in portions for quick midweek meals!Continue reading “Smoky Veggie Chili (Vegan)”

Lemony Roasted Vegetables Couscous Salad (Vegan)

This is perfect on a hot Summer’s day as a light fresh lunch, or as a lovely side for a barbecue. Ingredients: For 2 as a lunch, or 4 as a side. 225 g couscous 1 aubergine chopped into inch cubes 1 large pepper or 2 small ones roughly chopped 3 sliced garlic cloves 1Continue reading “Lemony Roasted Vegetables Couscous Salad (Vegan)”

Spicy and Succulent Beer Can Chicken

This dish looks a bit weird, but trust me it’s amazing. The chicken is steamed from the inside from the beer and ends up really succulent and juicy, while the skin is crisp and spicy. It is gorgeous! This is not my own recipe – it is adapted from Jamie Oliver’s version: Ingredients: ForContinue reading “Spicy and Succulent Beer Can Chicken”

Mussels in a white wine, garlic and cream sauce (Moules Marinières)

Ingredients: For 4 people 1 kg mussels 100 ml dry white wine 1 large or 2 small crushed garlic cloves 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley 120 ml double cream Pepper to season Method: 1. Prepare the mussels ready for cooking. This is very straightforward and only takes a few minutes. So easy I let theContinue reading “Mussels in a white wine, garlic and cream sauce (Moules Marinières)”

Mussels in a white wine, garlic and tomato sauce

Love mussels! They are ridiculously cheap to buy and quick to cook, and super healthy too (depending on what you serve with them). My kids love them too…think it is the novelty of picking them out of the shells themselves. Getting hold of them at the minute has been trickier but the lovely lady whoContinue reading “Mussels in a white wine, garlic and tomato sauce”

Gambas al pil-pil (Spanish Chili and Garlic prawns)

Dreaming of the hot Spanish sun here! Sadly it doesn’t look likely that we’ll get any this year and we don’t get that much of it in Scotland! So I ‘ll make this at the weekend to cheer myself up. Made it for the first time a while back and it is so delicious andContinue reading “Gambas al pil-pil (Spanish Chili and Garlic prawns)”

Baked Apple, Pear and Almond Pudding

This pudding is very simple to make, light and is good for using up fruit that is past its best. In this version I used 3 apples and 1 pear, but I have made it before with 100% apple, or 100% pear. It would work well with plums or cherries too. Ingredients: for 4-5 peopleContinue reading “Baked Apple, Pear and Almond Pudding”