Halloumi and Pesto Pasta

WARNING – This is not a healthy meal!! Are you one of those people who loves halloumi but doesnt really know what to do with it apart from grill it in slices? If so then this is the recipe for

Halloumi and Pesto Pasta

WARNING – This is not a healthy meal!! Are you one of those people who loves halloumi but doesnt really know what to do with it apart from grill it in slices? If so then this is the recipe for

Espresso Martini Pannacotta.

Is it a dessert? Is it a coffee? is it a cocktail? No, Its all three rolled into one! I am a big fan of an espresso martini and often substitue a dessert for one in restaurants, but at my

Espresso Martini Pannacotta.

Is it a dessert? Is it a coffee? is it a cocktail? No, Its all three rolled into one! I am a big fan of an espresso martini and often substitue a dessert for one in restaurants, but at my

Amaretti biscuit ice cream.

I live with ice cream fiends so we have a good ice cream maker but don’t use it as much as we should. I spotted this recipe this week and knew that I had to give it a go. I

Amaretti biscuit ice cream.

I live with ice cream fiends so we have a good ice cream maker but don’t use it as much as we should. I spotted this recipe this week and knew that I had to give it a go. I

Green beans with olives and goats cheese.

I cooked a nice meal for me and the other half this weekend, no babysitters so I brought the restaurant to us! I pulled some pages out of my Olive magazine and tried a few new dishes. This one was

Green beans with olives and goats cheese.

I cooked a nice meal for me and the other half this weekend, no babysitters so I brought the restaurant to us! I pulled some pages out of my Olive magazine and tried a few new dishes. This one was

Cauliflower Tacos

The cauliflower I remember from childhood was almost like mashed potato it had been boiled that much! ( sorry Grandma G) but I grew to really like it like that if I am honest. These days there are so many

Cauliflower Tacos

The cauliflower I remember from childhood was almost like mashed potato it had been boiled that much! ( sorry Grandma G) but I grew to really like it like that if I am honest. These days there are so many

Swedish Meatballs

  We had Ikea meatballs for tea tonight without having to get lost in a maze and buy a couple of smelly candles. I thought I would have a go at making a healthier version myself and the result was

Swedish Meatballs

  We had Ikea meatballs for tea tonight without having to get lost in a maze and buy a couple of smelly candles. I thought I would have a go at making a healthier version myself and the result was

Slow Cooked Beef Curry

You have probably noticed by now that I love curry, in fact anything with the 3 amigos!(chilli, garlic and ginger). That may be why I get so enraged when I go to chain pubs for food and see the same

Slow Cooked Beef Curry

You have probably noticed by now that I love curry, in fact anything with the 3 amigos!(chilli, garlic and ginger). That may be why I get so enraged when I go to chain pubs for food and see the same

Easter Rocky Road

    Took this along to a party this weekend after seeing it in my Olive Magazine… it went down very well as you can expect. I dont even want to think about the calorie content but here is how

Easter Rocky Road

    Took this along to a party this weekend after seeing it in my Olive Magazine… it went down very well as you can expect. I dont even want to think about the calorie content but here is how

Szechuan Pork and Potatoes

  I have had this potato dish before in Red Chilli in Manchester and found it really tasty so when it cropped up in a magazine recently I pulled it straight out and made sure I gave it a go.

Szechuan Pork and Potatoes

  I have had this potato dish before in Red Chilli in Manchester and found it really tasty so when it cropped up in a magazine recently I pulled it straight out and made sure I gave it a go.

Pea, Mint and Feta salad.

After a week eating as much as I wanted in a hotel buffet restaurant it really is time to sort myself out before my big 40th in Vegas!! lots of lard to lose so there’s gonna be plenty of healthy

Pea, Mint and Feta salad.

After a week eating as much as I wanted in a hotel buffet restaurant it really is time to sort myself out before my big 40th in Vegas!! lots of lard to lose so there’s gonna be plenty of healthy

Chocolate Orange Cake

This is the nicest cake that I have made but I don’t make it too often as it takes a bit more time than others. Well worth it in the end though! Ingredients Serves 8 200g Butter (room temperature) 400g

Chocolate Orange Cake

This is the nicest cake that I have made but I don’t make it too often as it takes a bit more time than others. Well worth it in the end though! Ingredients Serves 8 200g Butter (room temperature) 400g

Singapore noodles with cauliflower and King Prawn

A healthy and quick mid week tea. Not technically one of mine but something I will definitely make again with different ingredients! Original recipe was found on BBC food but they use chicken alongside the prawns. You could always do

Singapore noodles with cauliflower and King Prawn

A healthy and quick mid week tea. Not technically one of mine but something I will definitely make again with different ingredients! Original recipe was found on BBC food but they use chicken alongside the prawns. You could always do

Pannetone Pudding with Chocolate

If like me you get Panettone because it is considered Christmasy but have no idea what to do with it then this is the recipe for you!!! Although maybe not if you are on the January health kick. One of

Pannetone Pudding with Chocolate

If like me you get Panettone because it is considered Christmasy but have no idea what to do with it then this is the recipe for you!!! Although maybe not if you are on the January health kick. One of

Chicken Tikka Masala

  Had a trial run tonight for a NYE curry, thought I better do a mild one too so I don’t blow grandmas head off! Lots of contradicting recipes out there but this is what I used and it was

Chicken Tikka Masala

  Had a trial run tonight for a NYE curry, thought I better do a mild one too so I don’t blow grandmas head off! Lots of contradicting recipes out there but this is what I used and it was

Fondant Swede and Celeriac Gratin

If you thought swede was bland and boring.. think again! This recipe is adapted from a Yotam Ottolenghi recipe in the Nopi cookbook – yes him again!  I have cooked this 3 or 4 times now and have put my

Fondant Swede and Celeriac Gratin

If you thought swede was bland and boring.. think again! This recipe is adapted from a Yotam Ottolenghi recipe in the Nopi cookbook – yes him again!  I have cooked this 3 or 4 times now and have put my