Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Biryani with Roasted Cashew Nuts

Cauliflower & Sweet Potato Biryani with Roasted Cashew Nuts

October 15, 2020

A biryani, in principal, is a fairly simple concept – bake rice in stock with spices, meat or vegetables until the rice is fluffy and tender. However, you will completely live or die by the quality of the rice you use. If you end up with rice that sticks together, you'll need to go back to biryani school or get hold of better quality rice - the supermarkets are certainly not the place to look for that. 

Continue Reading

Chorizo, White Bean & Potato Stew

Chorizo, White Bean & Potato Stew

October 08, 2020

A few years ago I was lucky enough to go on a cycling tour with a few mates where we followed the Ebro River in Spain, from its source, down into the famous Rioja wine region. As this was a self-guided tour we were given two pieces of advice when it came to lunch stops.

Continue Reading

Moroccan Lamb with Spiced Couscous and Tahini

Moroccan Lamb with Spiced Couscous and Tahini

October 01, 2020 2 Comments

When I first worked in London, there was a Kebab shop close to us in Soho that we would often frequent after a few post-work beers. Although the kebab meat was carved from a large rotisserie, it didn’t resemble the processed 'elephant leg' that often gives kebabs a bad name.

Continue Reading

Best Ever Chilli Con Carne with Habanero Salsa & Mexican Green Rice

Best Ever Chilli Con Carne with Habanero Salsa & Mexican Green Rice

September 24, 2020 2 Comments

Chilli con carne is a huge family favourite of ours and although this is really more of a Tex-Mex dish, the array of Mexican ingredients that we have will transform your everyday chilli into the most delicious meal.

Continue Reading


Shakshuka - a recipe by Rose Lucas @myfanwymakes

Shakshuka - a recipe by Rose Lucas @myfanwymakes

September 21, 2020 3 Comments

This recipe was written by a totally inspiring, young full-time foodie and Instagram blogger Rose Lucas - aka 'Myfanwy Makes'. Rose grew up surrounded by incredible homegrown produce here in Somerset.

Continue Reading

Malaysian Chicken Laksa

Malaysian Chicken Laksa

September 16, 2020

Although it’s the national dish of both Malaysia and Singapore, Laksa can be found right across South East Asia, it’s basically comfort food. The fragrant, noodle soup has hundreds of variations but it’s always so popular and my version is really quick to whip up on a busy midweek evening.

Continue Reading

Fettuccine Pasta with Pesto, Green Beans and Pecorino Cheese

Fettuccine Pasta with Pesto, Green Beans and Pecorino Cheese

September 10, 2020

This is one of those classic Italian dishes that relies on a few really good quality ingredients, ending up with something greater than the sum of the parts. I've adapted this recipe from a classic Ligurian pasta dish...

Continue Reading

Pinsa Romana Pizza - three ways

Pinsa Romana Pizza - three ways

September 04, 2020

Tired of supermarket 'Frisbee style' pizzas? It’s true that in the last few years, the standard of shop-bought pizza has improved, let's face it, we've all eaten some really truly terrible ones in our lifetime...

Continue Reading


Chicken Korma with Cumin Pilau Rice

Chicken Korma with Cumin Pilau Rice

August 29, 2020 3 Comments

If you love Indian food as much as I do, you probably want to put a quick mid-week curry on the kitchen table, but find it hard to put the time aside to cook it from scratch

Continue Reading

Ten Minute Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Ten Minute Porcini Mushroom Risotto

August 25, 2020 3 Comments

Let me introduce you to pre-cooked risotto rice. I have to confess that at first I was a little sceptical about it - I’ve always had a kind of ritualistic approach to risotto making. 

Continue Reading

The Best Crumble Recipe

The Best Crumble Recipe

August 21, 2020 3 Comments

For me, if there was one dish that conjures up childhood memories, when the sun always shone and life was full of simple pleasures, it’s Blackberry & Apple Crumble...

Continue Reading

Mexican Huevos Rancheros

Mexican Huevos Rancheros

August 18, 2020 1 Comment

Chilli and eggs are a combination that doesn’t always spring to mind here in Somerset, but around the globe they are an absolute staple. The Korean’s top their famous Bibimbap Rice bowls with a fried egg and chilli sauce...

Continue Reading