how to make scones in less than half an hour

How to make scones These scones have always been a fixture in my life. They can be rustled up in minutes with barely any ingredients. They were one of the...

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cookalong recipes – week 2

store cupboard cookalong recipes – week 2 It has been so lovely to see so many of you cooking at home during this strange time we’re living through. Get the...

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cookalong recipes – week 1

store cupboard cookalong recipes – week 1 It has been so lovely to see so many of you cooking at home during this strange time we’re living through. As I...

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Julie’s lentil, carrot, tomato soup

Growing up this was a pretty-much weekly item on our menu. My Mum, Julie, embraced lentil eating in the 80s along with her perm and shoulder pads. So I’m naming...

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pappa al pomodoro – Tuscan tomato soup

pappa al pomodoro recipe This classic Tuscan bread and tomato soup, pappa al pomodoro, is super speedy, silky smooth, family friendly and works brilliantly for a lunch or dinner. It...

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black bean burgers

These protein-packed black bean burgers are one of our favourite meat-free Monday dinners. I know they don’t sound like something you can immediately imagine eating, because they do sound a...

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banana bread – perfect to freeze for lunchboxes

When I posted a picture of this banana bread on social media this weekend I received a bonkers amount of comments. Loads of you sent me recipes for your favourite...

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roast sausage gnocchi with tomato and greens

AKA ‘easy dins for little ones when the mums need to get on the wine and chat fast.’ I first made this roast sausage gnocchi when my frazzled friend was...

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beetroot, cannellini, basil and sherry vinegar dip

I made a quick batch of this beetroot cannellini dip as part of a nibbly platter for my students last week. I’d been jonesing for these flavours since I had...

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The easiest and most useful cake I know

Easiest cake I know recipe I don’t like to follow too many rules but with baking you have to. That’s why I love this cake, because it breaks quite a...

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noodle bowls two ways – the perfect healthy, fast food

Knowing the secrets to building good noodle bowls will always get you out of a ‘I’m starving, what’s for dinner’ situation. The bowls can be prepped and finished off when...

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green herb sauce – ‘so good you should bottle it’

I made this green herb sauce for a client this week and it blew her and her family away. So much so that she said I should bottle it to...

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the easiest tomato sauce for pasta

Home from a week away and tired after a long journey. I was so close to ordering pizza but then I realised what I really wanted was a bowl of...

the easiest tomato sauce for pasta
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self-saucing one pan pasta…a game changing technique

I am forever in pursuit of recipes that allow me and you to get from-scratch, healthy food onto the table fast with minimal cleaning up. And this one pan pasta...

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tuna polpette with fresh tomato and pepper sauce

Doing this job, I’ve found that a lot of people are a bit funny about canned tuna. In fact there are all sorts of foods that people have issues with,...

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15 minute Thai basil stir fry

This recipe for a 15 minute Thai basil stir fry is one I’ve taught in my classes for a few years and it never fails to get people excited. In fact,...

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Scandi smoked fish for lunch or a party

Scandi smoked fish recipe A couple of weeks ago I took a road trip to my old stomping ground of Leeds to cook for a group of 30 interiors lovers...

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Orange, fennel, olive and caper salad

This easy orange, fennel, olive and caper salad brings zing and brightness to the table. The salt of the olives and capers balances the sweetness of the orange. This should...

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