Vegetarian Pizza

I have a lot of spinach growing in my garden at the moment so I have been thinking of disguising it so that I can get the kids to eat more of it. They love pizza and it’s fun to make your own dough – so hey presto vegetarian pizza for dinner! You will need…

Nasi Goreng 

I’ve been eating this for as long as I can remember. Fried rice is a family favourite and there are a number of versions of the recipe. You can substitute the chicken for pork, beef or prawns, even a meaty fish like monkfish would work really well. Nasi is better the next day, so whilst you…

Pot Roast Chicken with Herby Stuffing 

The great thing about pot roasting is that the meat stays really moist, you get heaps of juices for gravy and it keeps your oven clean! When I’m pot roasting I lay a bed of vegetables in the bottom of the pot. I use up the old scraggy ones from the bottom of the vege…

Slow Roasted Pork with Apple Sauce 

If you are looking for a great roast which cooks itself then a slow roasted pork is the way to go. I opt for a large shoulder, with the crackling left on. Ask your butcher to the score the crackling as it can be tricky to get your knife through. Go for the largest joint…

TriColour Lasagne

This is an alternative lasagne – the components of which you can alter to suit your taste. If you are vegetarian you could replace the meat layers with all manner of vegetables like sauteed mushrooms, roasted bell peppers, grilled aubergine (eggplant) or courgette (zucchini). This one has multiple layers – a traditional layer of minced…

The Rules of Roasting

As the evenings draw in and the bbq is wheeled away for the year, many of us will return to roasting for Sunday lunch. Here are a couple of tips to give you the best possible result: Roasting Times: Guide to roasting meat at 160°C – 180°C: Meat Desired Result Minutes per 500g Internal Temp…