Tomato salsa

Tomato salsa - Great with grilled meat or fish - vine tomatoes, small red onion or shallot, green chilli, clove garlic, olive oil, wine vinegar, Sea salt, black pepper, Peel and finely chop the onion or shallot. Peel and crush the garlic.; Mix the garlic, onion and vinegar in a bowl and leave this to [...]


Guacamole - Authentic Mexican dip that’s quick and easy to rustle up - ripe avocados, ripe but firm tomatoes, green chilli, lime, preferably organic, clove garlic, onion, olive oil, cumin seeds, Sea salt, black pepper, Peel, stone and dice the avocados. Zest and juice the lime and add to the avocados. Mash to a pulp [...]

Mushrooms stuffed with walnuts and spinach

Mushrooms stuffed with walnuts and spinach - Ideal as a delicious starter or light supper - large portobello mushrooms, fresh spinach, wholemeal breadcrumbs, unwaxed lemon, grated pecorino romano, plain yogurt, olive oil, clove garlic, walnut kernels, Sea salt, black pepper, PRE-HEAT OVEN TO 200˚C/180˚C fan/Gas 6; Rinse the spinach. Put it into a saucepan and [...]

Vellutata di funghi

Vellutata di funghi - A creamy, comforting mushroom soup - chestnut mushrooms, dried porcini, full fat milk, chopped parsley, Knob of butter, vegetable stock, clove garlic, onion, small, olive oil, cornflour, Sea salt, black pepper, Put the dried porcini in a bowl, cover with boiling water and leave to soak for about 10 minutes.; Peel [...]

Broccoli, dolcelatte and hazelnut soup

Broccoli, dolcelatte and hazelnut soup - A delicious warming soup for wintry nights - broccoli florets, roughly one small head, dolcelatte, ground hazelnuts, onion, clove garlic, olive oil, vegetable stock, black pepper, Peel and chop the onion. Peel and bash the garlic clove. Rinse the broccoli florets and set aside. Prepare the stock according to [...]

Champagne risotto

Champagne risotto - Glorious vegetarian main or elegant starter. Champagne risotto was popular with ‘la dolce vita’ set in 1960s Rome. - cream cheese, such as Philadelphia, pomegranate, chopped parsley, butter, Grated parmesan, sparkling wine, shallots, olive oil, carnaroli rice, vegetable stock, Sea salt, black pepper, Cut the pomegranate in half. Scoop out the seeds [...]

Mini quiches with sweet onion and goat’s cheese

Mini quiches with sweet onion and goat's cheese - Impressive starter - cold unsalted butter, soft goat’s cheese, 4 eggs, 200ml half-fat crème fraiche, plain flour, red onions, olive oil, red wine vinegar, demerara sugar, Sea salt, black pepper, Cut the butter into small pieces. Rub it into the flour. Add 2 tablespoons of ice [...]

A white salad of chicory, celeriac and pears

A white salad of chicory, celeriac and pears - Easy, elegant starter full of flavours and textures - heads white chicory, small celeriac, lemon, green Williams pears, walnut kernels, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Sea salt, black pepper, Wash and core the pears and slice thinly. Drizzle with lemon juice and set aside. Peel and thinly [...]

Veggie mixed grill

Veggie mixed grill - A lovely low-fat combo of flavours and texture - large, flat mushrooms, ripe but firm vine tomatoes, A handful of rocket leaves, Wholemeal bagels and low fat cream cheese to serve, olive oil, Sea salt, black pepper, TURN THE GRILL ON TO HIGH; Wipe the mushrooms and trim the stalks. Wash [...]

Pink grapefruit and avocado salad

Pink grapefruit and avocado salad - Refreshing, bright and very healthy starter - avocado, pink grapefruit, spinach leaves, walnut oil, cider vinegar, Sea salt, A handful pink peppercorns, Rinse the spinach and set aside. Lightly crush the peppercorns.; Peel the grapefruit, remove the pith and break into segments. Make sure you do this operation over [...]

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