Pasta with chorizo and cavolo nero

Pasta with chorizo and cavolo nero

This is a perfect mid week dish, easily prepared and doesn’t take long to cook. I used cooking chorizo, but you can use any chorizo (or salami etc) and I prefer the smaller pasta shapes for this dish. In this instance I used farfalle. Pasta with chorizo and...
Thai Yellow Chicken Curry

Thai Yellow Chicken Curry

This is one of my favourite Thai curries. It’s dead easy to make and I make it with either chicken or king prawns although if cooking with king prawns it will take much less time. Yellow curry paste isn’t easy to find in supermarkets (although I did notice...
Lamb and Smokey Aubergine

Lamb and Smokey Aubergine

This is a tasty dinner; its quite simple and super quick as there’s only really two main ingredients. I also think you could serve this if friends were coming as it looks pretty. That said my husband shoved his into a toasted pitta to make it more...
Chicken breasts with sage (petto di pollo)

Chicken breasts with sage (petto di pollo)

This is my go to chicken dish when I can’t be bothered to put in too much effort! In Italy chicken breasts are often cooked with a strong flavouring of herbs and in this version I’ve used fresh sage leaves. You could use dried, but be careful how much you...
Caponata (Aubergine stew)

Caponata (Aubergine stew)

I’m sure you all know the feeling. You weren’t planning to cook, but then circumstances (your nearest and dearest decides that she does need feeding after all) demand that you prepare a meal. You look in the fridge and the only likely thing there is an...
Pork with creamy mushroom sauce

Pork with creamy mushroom sauce

This is  a dish that I prepare if I want something stylish and flavoursome without a lot of work! It uses lean pork tenderloin or fillet marinated in garlic, oil, lemon juice and black pepper to add flavour to the meat. It also uses sherry, but you could add brandy,...
Crab Cakes

Crab Cakes

This is a really simple lunch or tea and is a great way of using up leftover mashed potato if you have some! Serve with a big salad or as I’ve done here with some lemon mayonnaise and asparagus (the obsession continues!). Use shop bought mayo or make your own. I...