Latest Main Dish Recipes

Beluga Lentil Bolognaise

Beluga lentils are perfect for this dish as they hold their shape nicely when cooked.  Puy lentils would also work here but I would avoid a less robust lentil which might not hold…

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Watercress Pesto

Watercress Pesto is a delicious and nutritious alternative to the classic basil version but can be used in the same way. Watercress is high antioxidants and vitamins C and K and it contains…

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Aubergine Caponata

I’ve tried many different versions of this Sicilian dish but this is inspired by a recipe I picked up years ago from Rick Stein’s Mediterranean cook book.  I’ve tweaked it to my own…

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Red Rice, Chickpea & Pomegranate Salad

This salad is so easy to throw together and would make a great addition to any weekday packed lunch. (serves 6-8 as  side dish) Ingredients 1 cup cooked red rice 400g tin chickpeas…

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Pearl Barley w/ Fresh Tomato Sauce

This tomato dish is incredibly versatile. You can use it with pasta, spaghetti, most grains and it goes well with fish and chicken too. You can replace the Parmesan with Feta as that…

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Courgette & Onion Bhajis

  This recipe if fairly straight forward and can be served as a side dish with a curry, as a starter or as light lunch or dinner with some salad. If you’re not…

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Squash & Kale Tray Bake

Squash and Kale go so well together and it’s the sweetness of the squash and the sun-dried tomatoes along with the bitterness of the kale that makes this a winning combination. Feta adds…

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Moroccan Squash & Lentil Soup

Serves Appox 8 Ingredients 1 small squash (approx 900g), peeled and cut into fairly big chunks 2 carrots, cut into large chunks 1 brown onion, diced 1 yellow pepper, diced 2 bay leaves…

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Cauliflower Curry

This curry was inspired by a cooking class I did with Julie Sahni (www.juliesahni.com) in New York a few years ago. I spent two full days cooking at her apartment in Brooklyn.  She…

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Home Made Chicken Pot Noodles

As a kid I loved a pot noodle. I thought they were so tasty and they literally took minutes to make. These pot noodles take a bit longer to prepare but what you…

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Asian Chicken Broth

Ingredients 1 whole chicken 2 carrots 3 spring onions 2 celery sticks 5 garlic cloves, peeled 2 thumb-sized pieces of ginger, sliced Pinch of chilli flakes 6 star anise 2 cinnamon sticks 12…

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Aubergine “Tagine”

Tagine refers to a clay pot used in North Africa and the Middle East. My dish is cooked on the stove in a stainless steel pot in stead of in the oven in…

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Chickpea & Spinach Curry

  When I make curry for the crew I like to make a few different dishes because the vegetarian options always appeal to me while I know the boys love their meat. Having…

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Kale & Carrot Salad

Makes a large salad of about 8 side servings, can easily be halved Ingredients 700g mixed carrots 120g kale 100g pecans 100g cranberries 10g grated ginger 3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar Zest and…

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Baked Chicken Kiev

Makes 4 Kiev’s Ingredients 100g unsalted butter, softened 1 clove garlic ½ tsp chopped flat leaf parsley Salt and pepper Zest of 1/2 – 1/3 of a lemon 1 1/2 cup plain flour…

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Panzanella

This recipe makes a large batch, you could easily halve it to serve approx 4 people Ingredients 1 stale loaf of bread (ciabatta for example) 750g cherry or baby Roma tomatoes, halved Salt…

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Baked Feta in Tomato Sauce

This recipe is inspired by a dish from Katerina’s restaurant in Little Venice, Mykonos.  It is best served warm as part of a mezze/tapas meal or on it’s own with lots of toasted…

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Basic Tomato Sauce

This recipe will make approx 750ml tomato sauce Ingredients Olive oil 1 clove of garlic, cut in half 150g cherry tomatoes (or similar) chopped in half ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt Ground pepper…

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Asparagus Slaw

Ingredients 1 bunch green asparagus 1 carrot ½ red onion 50g dried cranberries 1 tbsp chopped flat leaf parsley ½ orange 2 tbsp orange scented olive oil (or extra virgin olive oil if…

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Queen-Green Goddess Salad

This salad is so refreshing, simply eating it feels as though you’re doing your body some good. The lemon in the salad gives it a wonderful zesty tang which would make this salad…

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Butternut Squash, Chorizo & Cheddar Patties

Ingredients 1 Butternut Squash (approx. 1.5kg) 100g frozen peas (defrosted) 50g chorizo, finely chopped 100g grated cheddar 1 egg, beaten 2tbsp roughly chopped fresh coriander ½ tsp paprika 80g breadcrumbs Olive oil Salt…

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