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

Beetroot Hummous

Guest post from the amazing Clare of the Little Bear Cakery! I have an amazing local greengrocer. There’s nothing I love more on a Saturday morning than browsing the shelves of delicious fresh produce. Every time I go I seem to find something new and this week’s discovery was individual fresh beetroot that they have ready-cooked for you. It seemed like the perfect ingredient for … Continue reading Beetroot Hummous

Mexican Seven Layer Dip

This is ABSOLUTELY the perfect dip to make for dinner parties! It’s seven layers of refried beans, sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, olives, cheese, and onions. It’s AMAZING. It’s best with corn chips because you can use them to scoop up a bit of each layer. Oh god, I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.  You need: Refried bean layer 1 large can of refried beans … Continue reading Mexican Seven Layer Dip


I’ve been trying to perfect homemade houmous (or hummus – whatever your spelling preference) for AGES and every time I’ve made it it’s been really bitter. It’s been driving me crazy as every time I’ve followed a recipe and it’s always turned into a big old mess. There’s nothing more frustrating than wasting time and ingredients when you just can’t understand what’s caused something to … Continue reading Houmous

Cranberry, orange and ginger compote

If you only make one thing this Christmas… …make this delicious cranberry, orange and ginger compote. It’s so easy, and just perfect with hot and cold turkey/ham/gammon and all your seasonal leftovers. Make it for yourself, make it for a friend, make it just because it will leave your house smelling of Christmas. Serves 8 150g dried cranberries (no sugar added are best) grated rind … Continue reading Cranberry, orange and ginger compote

Pesto and Pecorino Aubergine Medallions

A friend of mine made this gorgeous starter for me a few years ago and I asked for the recipe immediately. It’s a lovely, light one with lots of gorgeous flavours. I’ve even made it as a main meal for myself more than once! Best of all, it’s pretty darn healthy (as long as you don’t go mad with the cheese), so gives you a … Continue reading Pesto and Pecorino Aubergine Medallions

Guest-ipe: Macadamia Pesto and Roasted Pepper Tapas

Ingredients: 1 baguette loaf, sliced diagonally 1 roasted red pepper, peeled and cut into strips 1 roasted yellow pepper, peeled and cut into strips 100g (3.5oz) roasted macadamia halves Pesto: 4 large handfuls of basil leaves 160g (5.5oz) unsalted macadamias 3 cloves garlic, peeled 125mL (4 fl oz) olive oil 65g (2.5oz) freshly grated parmesan 1 /2 teaspoon sea salt Method: 1. Make the pesto … Continue reading Guest-ipe: Macadamia Pesto and Roasted Pepper Tapas

Guest-ipe: Tzatziki

My lovely friend Barbara makes the most amazing tzatziki, so I’ve bullied her into sharing her recipe! Enjoy…! Ingredients: Natural yoghurt (large tub) 2 cloves of garlic 1medium sized cucumber Pinch of salt Dash of olive oil Small handful of mint chopped finely (optional) Crush the garlic and stir it into the natural yoghurt. Peel most of the skin of cucumber off, and then grate … Continue reading Guest-ipe: Tzatziki

Pesto, Spinach and Tomato Tart

If the sun ever does come out and you want something amazingly light, easy and vegan to have for dinner, take on a picnic or stuff in your lunch box (the possibilities are endless really), this tart is what you need! I reckon even my dog could make it (she quite frequently runs in to glass doors) it’s that simple! Serves 4: 3 handfuls of basil 100g … Continue reading Pesto, Spinach and Tomato Tart

Easy Coronation Chicken

This is one of the easiest recipes in the world, and is very handy in a cupboard crisis. If you find yourselves without your usual stock ingredients, this meal can be pulled out of the air in a pinch, provided you have some mayo and some curry paste. It’s a particularly good one to use should you have some leftover chicken or turkey (post Christmas … Continue reading Easy Coronation Chicken