Basic but Impressive · Party Food · Sauces & Dips

Cheesy Spinach Dip

Hot, creamy and a perfect accompanying for a couple of glasses of something tasty! Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion (or 3 shallots) 2 cloves garlic 280g frozen spinach 1tsp cayenne pepper 120ml milk 180g cream cheese 75g mozzarella and cheddar cheese, grated 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper to season Small… Continue reading Cheesy Spinach Dip

Basic but Impressive · Ice Cream · Plan Ahead · Pudding · Simple Flavours · Unexpectedly from Scratch

Fresh Basil Ice Cream

Perfect light pudding for the summer, tastes even better when the basil comes straight from the garden!   Ingredients 80g basil leaves 500g caster sugar 250g mascarpone cheese 1.3 liters natural yogurt (never use low fat!)   Method Blend the basil leave and sugar in a food processor until you have a thick, relatively damp,… Continue reading Fresh Basil Ice Cream

Basic but Impressive · Plan Ahead · Simple Flavours

Rosemary & Lemon Salt

  Perfect for adding a little extra flavour to pretty much any meal – a favourite of mine on roasted chicken   Ingredients 250g coarse sea salt 5-6 springs of fresh rosemary 1 lemon zest   Method Pre-heat the oven to around 120 degrees Roughly chop the rosemary leaves, and zest the lemon, adding this… Continue reading Rosemary & Lemon Salt

Lamb · Meat · Spicy

Nick’s Signature Thai Spiced Lamb

It’s a tried and tested favourite, easy to prep ahead, and guaranteed to please!   Ingredients Marinade: 10-12 kaffir lime leaves 2 thumb sized pieces fresh garlic 2 sticks lemon grass 4 cloves garlic 1 bunch fresh coriander 2 green chilies 4 tbsp olive oil 2 limes, juice 1 x 2.5kg leg of lamb, butterflied… Continue reading Nick’s Signature Thai Spiced Lamb

Basic but Impressive · Health Food! · Salad · Sides

Butternut Squash & Feta Salad

Colourful, fruity and delicious. What’s not to love?   Ingredients Salad 2 packets of fresh baby spinach ½ a large butternut squash, diced into cm pieces Splash of olive oil 1 cup chopped pecans Seeds from 3 pomegranates ½ pack of feta, crumbled   Dressing 100ml olive oil 50ml red wine vinegar 2 minced shallots… Continue reading Butternut Squash & Feta Salad

20 Minute Meals (max!) · Fridge Clearance · Health Food! · Meat · Speedy Meal

Chicken & Beetroot One Pan Balsamic Roast

When you just want to throw things in the oven and leave them, this is a great, healthy option   Ingredients Bunch of fresh beetroot 1 large red onion 2 cloves garlic 1 handful of fresh asparagus 2 cloves of garlic, sliced 2 leeks (or whatever else you have in the fridge to use up)… Continue reading Chicken & Beetroot One Pan Balsamic Roast