Garlic and Herb Chicken with Greek Quinoa Salad

I’m hoping that this fresh and easy dish will help encourage the sun to come out and stay because let’s be honest, it’s time! This recipe has been create for the ovulation stage of the cycle using ingredients that support the liver while there might be excess oestrogen lying around and an added bonus for a quick, speedy turnaround too. Serves 4 Prep and cook … Continue reading Garlic and Herb Chicken with Greek Quinoa Salad

Mince Pie Twists

It’s not Christmas without mince pies and this is a super easy recipe that I think will convince even the mince pie haters! Makes 12 Cook & prep time: 30 mins Ingredients: 500g Puff Pastry 411g Mincemeat 1 egg, beaten Icing sugar, for dusting Method: Preheat the oven to 180 fan. On a floured work surface, roll out the pastry to a thickness of the … Continue reading Mince Pie Twists

Cheese Straws

It’s a Christmas Eve tradition in my family to get cosy with a mulled wine and make cheese straws and sausage rolls. Makes 20 Prep & cook time: 30 mins Ingredients: 500g Puff Pastry 120g Cheddar Cheese, grated 1 egg, beaten Method: Heat the oven to 180C Fan. Roll out the pastry to the thickness of a £1 coin. Sprinkle 100g of the grated cheese … Continue reading Cheese Straws

Roasted Cauliflower Cheese

Another dish for your Christmas table, but it’s a good’n. You can please the fusspots and who doesn’t like a lovely bubbling, cheesy, crispy side to their roast? This has been served up in separate dishes for a bit of a fancy party, but you can do a big old batch. Serves 8 Prep & Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients: 900g frozen cauliflower 40g Butter … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower Cheese

Roasted Chestnut & Bacon Stuffing

Stuffing is another must have for a roast, particularly with Turkey. Obviously the term comes from stuffing the meat. However, I like to keep it separate, it makes it crispier. Ingredients: 55g Peeled Roasted Chestnuts, chopped 180g Breadcrumbs 1 Onion, diced 100g Smoked Bacon Lardons 1 egg, beaten 100ml Veg Stock 1 x tsp Dried Sage Pinch of Black Pepper Method: Heat the oven to … Continue reading Roasted Chestnut & Bacon Stuffing

Cheesy, Leek and Spinach Dip

Hosting a party and want fuss free nibbles that everyone will love? This dip is a definite crowd pleaser. Serves 8 Prep & cook time: 30mins Ingredients: 280g Soft Cheese 2 x Tbsp Mayo 1 x tsp butter 1 Leek 8 x cubes of Frozen Spinach 150g Frozen Peas 80g Cheddar Cheese 1 Mozzarella Ball Method: Heat the oven to 180C Fan. Combine the cream … Continue reading Cheesy, Leek and Spinach Dip