Pulled Pork and Curried Butternut Squash

We probably have reached peak pulled pork at this stage but I don’t care, I still love it. Nothing beats that rich, salty taste, especially over fluffy white bread. This meal is a little healthier though, swapping out bread or potatoes for little cubes of curried butternut squash. Perfect Pulled Pork. 2kg pork leg joint…

Squash, Sage & Potato Soup

400g of butternut squash (or eating pumpkin) peeled and cubed 1 red onion, sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tbsp of olive oil 500g of potatoes, peeled and cubed 1/2 tsp of dried sage 600ml chicken stock Salt & Pepper Preheat oven to 200C. Put the squash, red onion and garlic into a roasting dish….

Middle Eastern Sweet Potato Wraps

I was supposed to go to my future sister-in-law’s hen party last Saturday but events conspired against me I didn’t make it. I was so disappointed as it was due to happen at a fantastic Lebanese restaurant that does the most incredible mezza menu. It’s all left me hankering for something with that feel about…

Apple, Pine Nut & Raisin Buns (aka Castle Black Buns)

I am a huge fan of George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire, so much so that I named one of my daughters Arya. When I discovered the Feast of Ice and Fire cookbook I was overjoyed and made all sorts of plans to have a themed dinner party that have thus far failed…

Easy Apple Turnovers

A few weeks ago I attempted to make a tarte tatin and I failed miserably. When I turned it out I had the most fantastically cremated cooking fail of my entire career. I blame the fact that I don’t have a gas hob, it’s hard to control the temperature and make caramel on my cooker….

Sweet Chilli Salmon with Garlic & Ginger Cauli Rice

Cauliflower seems to be all the rage at the minute as a nice substitute for normal carbs. I do like to have it along with curry in place of ordinary rice sometime as it allows me to have some naan bread on the side without too much guilt. It also not bad in a sort…

Cajun Steak with Pesto Hasselback Baby Potatoes

I always make up my own cajun spice mix as I think the pre-made ones you can buy just don’t cut it. It’s so handy to throw into a number of recipes, it’s delicious sprinkled over a number of different meats (steak, chicken, salmon etc), makes delicious potato wedges and it’s incredible in jambalaya. This…

Chicken Cobbler

I was a bit dubious about topping what is essentially a chicken pie with scones (scones? but they’re for dessert or afternoon tea! preferably consumed with clotted cream and jam) but this really works. I think maybe it’s what Americans call biscuits? There’s a load of cheese and some cayenne pepper in this so it…

French Toast Berry Cups

You know those Buzzfeed food videos that you come across on your newsfeed? Yeah this recipe is from one of those. I wanted to try something different. We had pancakes for dinner on Tuesday and I couldn’t face them again but I do like to make an effort with breakfast on a Sunday morning. I…

Lentil Ragu

As I mentioned in another post, my version of this isn’t vegetarian as I used beef stock, but you can very easily swap that out for vegetable stock and have a vegetarian/vegan meal. Equally I covered it in Parmesan but swap that out as you desire. Olive oil 2 sticks of celery, finely chopped 2…

Catch Up

Apologies I have fallen so far behind. I had so many meals that I wanted to post but for whatever reason I just didn’t get round to it! I shall endeavour to do that now. We had a hectic week so eating went a bit off piste. There was some freezer food, there was a…

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chia Pudding

This recipe was another surprise today. I decided to make it for myself and I didn’t expect the kids to be overly interested, but they were. Meester, Squishy and Chorky all scarfed this down. Chorky then took it upon himself to go around the table emptying the dregs of everyone’s dishes. This makes 3 portions….