Salmon terrine

This is my go to starter at the moment- it’s easy to make and tastes amazing. I tend to make it a night or two in advance so there’s no last minute cooking- or washing up! I’ve made it for my last two dinner parties and it’s certain to appear on Christmas Day. Leftovers have…

Tomato, chilli and red lentil soup

I made a rather disappointing soup the other day. I had a bulb of fennel and a few carrots hanging around so I thought I’d roast them and make soup. Hmm I wasn’t convinced- even when boosted by fennel seeds and plenty of S&P it was bland. I’m sure it was down to the lack…

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Butternut squash soup

If you want a quick, easy and warming soup this is perfect for you. I love this soup for lunch at the weekend when it’s horribly cold outside and I just want to wrap up warm. It’s a beautifully simple soup that celebrates the delicious squash and one I think everyone will enjoy. When I’ve…

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Jewelled sprout and cauliflower cous cous

Sprouts- do you love them or hate them? I love them! Not undercooked and bitter or overcooked and mushy, but just right and they are one of my favourites. Temperamental but delicious. So when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it! Shame that was in July; I waited a long time…

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Griddled peach salad

Apples in a Wardolf salad, pears with Roquefort and melon with Parma ham. Fruit has long gone in savoury salads but still it isn’t something I do often. Perhaps I should. After all they work so well here. I first made this salad years ago as a light lunch for a whole group of friends…

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Courgette, pea and pesto pasta

I eat my fair share of sweets and cake, the man next to me’s fair share and probably yours too. I admit it, I have a very sweet tooth. Healthy eating is all about balance. Balancing your carrots with your cake, your mange touts with your muffins your beef with your brioche! I may have…

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Thai prawn courgetti

I have decided I should make a pledge. A pledge to be more imaginative with lunches. A pledge not to make the same boring thing week after week. A pledge to try something new. I only actually make my own lunch twice a week- I let sushi shops and Boots take care of the rest-…