Pulled chicken chilli

Pulled chicken chilli

I came across this recipe for Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chilli on Facebook, where it was being demonstrated in one of those brilliant, quick cooking videos. I tracked it down to a website called Skinny Taste and gave it a whirl. After all, with all those delicious ingredients, it had to be pretty tasty! And as it’s literally one of those chuck-everything-in-the-slow-cooker jobs, the easiness … Continue reading Pulled chicken chilli

Caramelised red onion and goats cheese tart

Easy caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts

Thes caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts have just six ingredients and take very little culinary skill to make – meaning they’re perfect for a dinner party starter or as part of a weeknight meal. I threw them together for a Sunday lunch starter and they were light enough that we all had room for a full roast AND pumpkin pie afterwards. If I were to do it again, … Continue reading Easy caramelised red onion and goats cheese tarts

Spring vegetable orzo

This is one of my new favourite recipes! It’s so fresh and delicious, and it’s really healthy – perfect for spring! It’s a little bit like risotto but it’s got a slightly different texture, and it’s really filling so you don’t need a huge portion. It’s best when topped with lots of parmesan (or a vegetarian alternative) and served with a large glass of white … Continue reading Spring vegetable orzo

Chicken, tarrogan, and leek pie

This pie is AMAZING. Honestly, it’s one of the most delicious, hearty, warming, indulgent, creamy, flavoursome pies in the world. I can say that because it’s not my recipe – it’s by the amazingly talented (and incredibly lovely) Laura Pope, who wrote it for those nice people at Comte cheese. I’ve made it a couple of times and it is now a firm favourite. And … Continue reading Chicken, tarrogan, and leek pie

5 quick and easy Valentines dinner ideas

It’s almost Valentine’s Day and if you’ve decided to forego an overpriced dinner out, you’re going to need to make something delicious for your loved one at home. Here are some of my favourite quick and dirty meals, ideal for impressing your dinner partner for minimal effort. They all look a LOT harder than they are, so you’re onto a winner. Smoked mackerel kedgeree  Kedgeree is … Continue reading 5 quick and easy Valentines dinner ideas

Pancake topping ideas

Pancake Day is one of my favourite days of the year. I absolutely love pancakes – I’ve been making them since I was a kid and they remind me of Saturday mornings in the kitchen with my dad. The pancakes above are oaty blueberry pancakes and they’re up on The Greedy Girls. These suggestions are designed to go with basic crepe style pancakes – here’s … Continue reading Pancake topping ideas

How to make pizza dough

I love homemade pizza – it’s SO much fun to make and – if you start with a good base – you can end up with a really fabulous meal. I’ve been working on my own pizza dough recipe for a while now and I have finally cracked it! My recipe is easy to make, doesn’t require any great bread skills, and produces a fantastic … Continue reading How to make pizza dough

Grilled halloumi wraps

I was set a challenge by Westfield Stratford City recently, to come up with my own version of one of their restaurant’s specialities. You can read all about the challenge and how it went on the Evening Standard website. In the meantime, here’s a quick video of me making the grilled halloumi wraps! Recipe below. If you’re really dedicated, there’s a much longer version of the video … Continue reading Grilled halloumi wraps