Garlic potatoes

Garlic potatoes - Give fried potatoes a healthier twist with this simple, speedy side - waxy potatoes, clove garlic, olive oil, Sea salt, black pepper, Peel the potatoes and slice into 5mm slices. Peel and bash the garlic clove.; Warm the oil in a frying pan with a tight-fitting lid. Brown the garlic clove.; Add [...]

Lemon rice

Lemon rice - Fragrant side dish - unwaxed lemon, wholegrain basmati rice, groundnut oil, Sea salt, Put the rice in a sieve and rinse under running water. Peel long strips of rind from the lemon.; Heat the oil in a saucepan pan and add the lemon rind. Cook for 2 minutes.; Add the rice and [...]

Mashed potatoes

Mashed potatoes - Heavenly, creamy, comforting side - semi-skimmed milk, floury potatoes such as Maris Piper, unsalted butter, Sea salt, SCRUB Choose potatoes that are roughly equal in size to ensure that they cook at the same speed. Scrub the potatoes clean.; Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to [...]

Roasted Acorn Squash

Roasted Acorn Squash - Moreish sweet savoury wedges, great with meat dishes - large acorn or butternut squash, sprig fresh sage, olive oil, Sea salt, black pepper, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 220˚C/200˚C FAN/GAS 7; Wash and halve the pumpkin; no need to peel it. Remove the seeds and cut each half into 2cm thick wedges.; Wash [...]

Red cabbage with apple and balsamic vinegar

Red cabbage with apple and balsamic vinegar - Tasty side dish that can be made ahead - red cabbage, Granny Smith apples, red onion, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, Sea salt, black pepper, Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil.; Halve and finely shred the cabbage then rinse under running water. Peel, core [...]

Sautéed spinach with shallots

Sautéed spinach with shallots - Tasty and healthy way to enjoy your greens - young leaf spinach, shallot, clove garlic, olive oil, Sea salt, black pepper, Rinse the spinach under running water. Peel and finely chop the shallot. Peel and crush the garlic.; Warm the olive oil in a shallow pan. Add the chopped shallot [...]

Roasted asparagus

Roasted asparagus - A quick, easy and delicious way to prepare asparagus - 2 bunches fresh asparagus, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar, Sea salt, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 200˚C/180˚C FAN/GAS 6; SNAP Snap off the woody ends of the asparagus and wash the spears thoroughly.; Lightly oil a baking tray, cover with parchment [...]

Roast new potatoes

Roast new potatoes - These roast new potatoes are beautifully crispy on the outside and soft and fluffly inside. - new potatoes, sprig fresh sage, sprigs fresh rosemary, cloves garlic, olive oil, Sea salt, black pepper, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 190˚C/180˚C FAN/GAS 5; Remove any dirt from the potatoes by running them under a cold tap [...]


Caponata - A fantastic aubergine starter or side dish from Sicily - large, firm aubergines, red or mixed peppers, plum tomatoes, sticks celery, red onion, wine vinegar, capers, sunflower oil, to fry, olive oil, Handful of pitted green olives, Pinch of dried oregano, Sea salt, pinch dried chillies (optional), passata, sugar, Top and tail the [...]

Griddled aubergine and courgette salad

Griddled aubergine and courgette salad - Fragrant with oregano and garlic; simple and scrumptious - aubergines, courgettes, sprigs fresh oregano, clove garlic, tablespoons olive oil, Sea salt, black pepper, Peel and bash the garlic. Wash the oregano and tear the leaves from the stalk. Rub the leaves of one sprig between your fingers to release [...]