Cooking concept. Basic baking ingredients and kitchen tools isolHere is an opportunity to try out some of the recipes I like to use.  I don’t claim to have devised all of these myself; many are inspired by or adapted from the work of other chefs and food enthusiasts, and I acknowledge the original author where applicable.

My first recipes will be from my ‘feed 2 people for a week for £10‘ challenge.  I hope that they will be useful to you if you are eating on a budget.  I will also be publishing seasonal recipes on a monthly basis, and other recipes as needed or requested.  For even more recipes, please subscribe to my newsletter.

Bowl of butternut squash soup

Fragrant Butternut Squash Soup

I came across the idea for this recipe in Bristol when I visited for Healthy City Week.  Sadly the people who were serving the original version didn’t have a recipe, so I created my own.  It has been much enjoyed by family and friends.  I hope you will love it too. For 4-6 Servings 1 …

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Middle Eastern Roast Vegetables with Quinoa

Middle Eastern Roasted Vegetables with Quinoa

I love roast vegetables in every way, shape and form, but too often they end up as a side dish.  Here’s a hearty main course using some of my favourite vegetables.  For a more Middle Eastern twist, mix two parts yoghurt with one part tahini sauce (not paste).  You could also have the tahini sauce …

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Smoked Mackerel Pate

Smoked Mackerel Pate

Mackerel is an oily fish, containing 5134mg omega-3 fatty acids per 100g (1).  There are currently no national guidelines in the UK for how much omega-3 should be in the diet, but eating foods which contain these essential fats is considered beneficial for general wellbeing (2).  In particular, omega-3 fatty acids may play a crucial role …

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Spanish Omelette

I like to make one of these whenever I get time, and serve it hot and bubbling with a big green salad. Then I wrap the leftovers in foil and take them with me for an on the go meal if I have to work late or unusual hours.  You can use any leftover vegetables …

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Green soup

Summertime Soup

During the early part of summer beautiful vegetables begin to appear in the markets, but the weather can still be cold and soggy.  At this season soup can come into its own.  What’s needed is a soup that’s good served hot or cold, easy to whip up after a hard day at work, and substantial …

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Turkey burgers with an oriental twist.  Here I serve them with Chinese vegetables and a rice noodle salad.

Turkey Burgers

Full credit to the lovely and talented Christine Bailey for the original recipe for these tasty burgers.  I’ve used this recipe a few times, and adaped it, so this particular version is my own.  I love the oriental flavours, which elevate the humble burger to something more unusual and sophisticated. Turkey is one of the …

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Bowl of home made vegetable soup

Warm and Wonderful Winter Vegetable Soup

I made this soup when I had received a head of Cavolo Nero (black kale) and had no idea what to do with it.  I found a soup recipe, but, as is common with many such recipes, it included carrots and celery, which you will not induce me to eat under any circumstances.  So I …

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