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Poached fig and pear crumble

This poached fig and pear crumble is a happy nod to the loveliness of autumn. Using seasonal fruits with a touch of spice it is fairly light and healthy as desserts go. The rose in the syrup is subtle but lingering combining with the pistachio crumble to give a Persian […]


Spicy bean chilli

This super easy spicy bean chilli is the ultimate food to share with friends.  Make it in advance to give the flavours time to develop then just heat it up when hunger strikes. Perfect for those days when you’d rather be chatting and drinking than slaving away in the kitchen. […]


Warm lentil and squash salad

This warm lentil and squash salad is tasty and low maintenance. It requires little attention while cooking and can be served anywhere on the temperature spectrum from chilled to piping hot depending on the promptness of the guests and how distracted I get chatting before I get around to feeding […]


Sweet and spicy squash and kale

Bring the sunshine to your dinner table with this Caribbean inspired sweet and spicy squash and kale dish. I use kabocha squash, a round, winter variety with a dark green and orange skin. The cooked flesh has a floury texture, a bit like plantain and tastes sweeter than butternut squash. […]


Chocolate truffles

These chocolate truffles are great for Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, or any other time you fancy a chocolate fix. After creating the basic truffle mix you can flavour as you please. Simply follow the recipe but before you put the ganache in the fridge to set, stir in your chosen […]


Wild mushroom and barley risotto

This wild mushroom and barley risotto is much lower in carbohydrate and higher in fibre in comparison to a typical rice risotto. The cooking process is the same, adding stock to the barley little by little but as legendary vegetarian food writer Rose Elliot notes, with barley risotto ‘you can […]