Slow Cooked Meat Ragù aka Bolognese Sauce | Recipe

Technically I can’t really call this a bolognese as it’s only really a bolognese when made in Bologna, Italia. We actually visited Bologna for a day trip last year just to try the real deal ‘ragù alla bolognese’ and it was quite special. So here’s my version of a very slow cooked and rich meat ragù […]

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Quick & Healthy Blueberry and Banana pancakes | Recipe

Leading up to Christmas this year, I have been trying to take care of my body a little better and have adopted a temporary change in diet (I’ll explain more about in a separate post). As part of the 4 week ‘detox’ I’d made the decision to exclude wheat, alcohol, chocolate, dairy and red meat […]

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Coconut and Tomato Lentil Curry | Vegetarian Recipe

I love to try and find new things to cook at home each week, however sometimes it can be tricky to think of something quick, simple and tasty that we haven’t already done before. Looking at recipe books, social media and what other food bloggers are cooking, I find is a good way to get […]

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Healthy Fish Tacos with Purple Slaw | Recipe

Inspired by a recent visit to Bodega Cantina Worcester (where we had some great tacos), I wanted to cook a healthier and not so deep fried version of the fish tacos at home. This recipe is simple with very little cooking involved. The main work is in prepping the slaw, which basically involves chopping up […]

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Aubergine Gratin with Tomato Sauce | Summer Recipe

It’s early July and some of the produce is ready for picking in the walled garden. The cucumbers which are grown in the melon house are sweet and crunchy, they taste so much better when they’ve been home grown. I really need to get a little more creative and add them to something other than […]

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Kate’s Rice Salad: Friar Street Kitchen, Worcester | Recipe

Prompted by a photo of a healthy Tabbouleh salad I’d made and posted on my Instagram account; Kate, Co-owner of newly opened Worcester restaurant Friar Street Kitchen thought it looked ‘amazing’ and suggested I gave her rice salad a try. Kate kindly shared her recipe for this ‘BBQ must have’, and recommended serving it with Aldi’s lime, chilli and ginger salmon fillets. I made […]

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How to Make Mozzarella Stuffed Crust Pizza | Recipe

How to make mozzarella stuffed crust pizza There are times I find myself wanting to indulge in a cheesy, stuffed crust pizza, however I live more than 10 miles from the nearest (decent) pizza takeaway shop, so its the rarest of treats. Takeaways are a quick fix dinner option when you’re short of time. This mozzarella stuffed crust pizza recipe uses ready rolled dough […]

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6 Quick Pasta Recipe Ideas

We love pasta because it’s quick, tasty, filling and there’s so many ways to make a delicious dinner out of just a few ingredients. If you find yourself staring at the shopping list and are wondering what to cook this week or you’re just looking for a tasty new pasta dish, here are 6 quick pasta recipe ideas from the blog to […]

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Spaghetti Agretti | Recipe

Agretti also known as ‘monks beard’ is apparently ‘the Italian vegetable that chefs are fighting about’. Well I’m not entirely sure if chefs are literally getting hurt over it, but I was certainly intrigued to give it a try when my Mother told me that she had tonnes of the stuff growing in the walled garden. When I […]

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Tandoori Salmon by The Curry Guy | Recipe

I recently purchased the new popular recipe book I’d seen advertised everywhere by Dan Tooms, aka The Curry Guy. I follow Dan on Twitter and when I saw his new book had been published and was available on Amazon I ordered my copy pronto. The first recipe I tried was the tandoori salmon as wanted […]

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Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This week I’m trying to make a conscious effort to eat less bread and to not stick to my usual quick go to foods for lunch i.e. sandwiches, packet soup, bagels etc. After cooking a recipe for Mediterranean pork and orzo for dinner recently, I decided to adapt it to a lunch version that I could […]

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