Ricotta, Pesto and Roasted Vegetable Tart Recipe

A quick and nutritious recipe that makes for a great vegetarian dinner for when you fancy a night off from meat. The quantities in this recipe will serve approximately 4 as a main course and 6 as an entree or light lunch with salad and bread. Ricotta, Pesto and Roasted Vegetable Tart Recipe Ingredients 2 […]

Caramelised Onion, Goats Cheese and Thyme Tart

As Spring warms up and heads into Summer, now is the perfect time for light, delicious lunch dishes served outdoors and shared with friends. This caramelised onion, goats cheese and thyme tart fits the bill perfectly, and is ideal served with crusty bread, a crisp, refreshing white wine and a large green salad. This tart […]

Smoked Trout and Avocado Salad Recipe

If you are organised enough to plan meals ahead for the week, make this dish the night after you have had a roast. Make extra roast potato slices, steamed asparagus and/or green beans and then allow to cool, ready for the salad the next night. This recipe is also great for weekend lunches (lovely with […]

Seafood Bouillebaisse Soup Recipe

This is a wonderful French classic. Don’t be put off by cooking seafood, it really is quite simple, and makes a lovely meal. Start to finish will probably take you around 30-40 minutes (including all of the preparation). Make sure that you use the freshest and in season seafood and other ingredients to produce the […]

Mediterranean Style Whole Baked Snapper Recipe

This is quite quick to whip up and makes a very impressive (yet very easy) table centre piece for a dinner party. I made this for lunch on Fathers Day recently, and everyone said it was delicious! Mediterranean Style Whole Baked Snapper Recipe Ingredients 1 x 2kg whole fresh snapper, gutted, cleaned and scaled (your […]

Smoked Rainbow Trout Salad Recipe

Smoked trout is a lovely ingredient, it is a (relatively) cheap piece of seafood, and gives a wonderful smokey flavour to dishes. This is quite a filling salad, so could be served as a main meal, either for a lazy weekend lunch with some crusty bread and a glass of wine or for dinner when […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Crumbing Mix (an alternative to traditional bread crumbs for Schnitzel & Fish) Recipe

This is more a helpful tip than a recipe, and a tasty (and healthy) alternative to traditional breadcrumbs for pork, veal or chicken schnitzels, or a lovely crumb crust for healthy quick fish. If you want to use this recipe as a crumb crust for fish, simply follow the steps below (substituting the walnuts for […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Yummy Creamy Potato Salad Recipe

This is a creamy style potato salad, perfect to take along to summer BBQs. Creamy Potato Salad Recipe Ingredients 1 x 2kg bag chat (baby/new) potatoes 4-6 rashers of bacon, chopped (depending on how much bacon you like) 2 stalks green spring onions (also known as shallots), finely sliced 200ml mayonnaise (either a good quality […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Leek & Bacon and Pumpkin, Spinach & Fetta Quiche Recipes

This is a great recipe, you can make one large quiche for a family lunch or multiple mini quiche for a snack or cocktail party… AND it freezes really well (always handy when you need a quick and easy dinner!). We made a couple of batches over a few weekends and froze them before our […]

Quick & Easy Dinner Ideas Series: Spiced Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Salad Recipe

A great way to use up any carrots in the bottom of the fridge that have seen better days… You could also substitute pumpkin for the carrots if you don’t have any on hand. Spiced Roasted Carrot and Chickpea Salad Recipe Ingredients 3-4 carrots, peeled and chopped into 8 pieces each 1/2 tsp ground cumin […]