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Halloumi, Pumpkin & Wild Rice Salad

Halloumi, Pumpkin & Wild Rice Salad

This is a substantial salad that is great on a miserable autumnal evening. The mint dressing keeps it fresh, the pomegranate adds pops of sweetness and the wild rice gives it a lovely nutty texture. Basmati rice would work if you are short on time, 

5 of my Favourite Curry Recipes

5 of my Favourite Curry Recipes

This week is national curry week. So to celebrate, I’m compiling 5 of my favourite curry recipes. However, first off, let’s answer a simple question, what is a curry? The term curry encompasses a vast array of dishes originating from the Indian subcontinent, including countries 

Pumpkin & Chorizo Quinoa

Pumpkin & Chorizo Quinoa

I’ve made a couple of versions of this recipe in the past but using butternut squash instead of pumpkin. Either work well, so use whichever you prefer. Roasting is another really delicious way to cook pumpkin and its mild, sweet flavour works really well with 

Pumpkin & Chard Dopiaza

Pumpkin & Chard Dopiaza

Dopiaza means double onions and refers to a curry that contains at least 2 types of onion. Each type are added at a different stage and so bring additional taste and texture to the finished dish. In this case, red or white onion, depending on 

Dad’s Allotment

Dad’s Allotment

I’ve mentioned several times now on here that my dad has an allotment and he regularly supplies me with home-grown vegetables. In lots of ways, me and my dad are very similar. We are both very driven, determined, focused and resilient. We are both good 

Barley Fish Paella

Barley Fish Paella

When making this dish I fully intended on using rice, however I had a blind moment and got my grains mixed up. Fortunately it was a happy accident as the resulting barley based paella was delicious. Barley is more nutty than rice, so had a 

Creamy Tarragon Chicken & Vegetables

Creamy Tarragon Chicken & Vegetables

Continuing my current enjoyment of new potatoes, here is a recipe that doesn’t include roasting them but still only involves one pan. Everything is boiled in stock until well reduced and then yogurt is stirred through to give it a creamy texture. If you want 

Curried Chicken & Nectarine Salad

Curried Chicken & Nectarine Salad

This creamy salad is incredibly good for you as it is packed full of nutritious ingredients, providing 3 of your five a day vegetables and fruits, while also being high in protein. It is a substantial salad that can be thrown together in minutes, stores 

Cheese, Peach & Quinoa Salad

Cheese, Peach & Quinoa Salad

The cheese I used for this recipe was a white stilton flavoured with mango and ginger. It was a really good combination of creamy, spicy and sweet and perfectly complimented the other flavours in the dish. It would also work well with a stronger blue 

Haar At Home

Haar At Home

Last weekend Neil and I tried a different cook at home meal. This one was prepared by Masterchef the Professionals finalist from last year Dean Banks. His restaurant is based up in St Andrews, Scotland but fortunately delivers nationwide, allowing for people who otherwise wouldn’t 

Mediterranean Halloumi Traybake

Mediterranean Halloumi Traybake

This is the perfect one pan dinner. It does take some time to make though, so plan ahead. Its a comforting bowl of cheesey goodness, great for a vegetarian diet or even just a meat free meal. The chickpeas help to bulk up both the carbohydrate 

Eating Out in my Living Room

Eating Out in my Living Room

During lockdown I have kept my love and passion for trying new food and eating out alive in a few ways. I have already described my cooking at home adventures with both Simon Wood and Adam Reid. Last weekend I sampled the cooking of one