Ingredient: fresh basil

Baked Hake with Wild Rice Salad

Baked Hake with Wild Rice Salad

Wild rice is a much longer grain of rice than white or basmati. It has a crunchier and nuttier taste and makes a lovely change if you want to mix things up. Just remember though that it takes much longer to cook, so plan this 

Caponata With Steak

Caponata With Steak

A caponata is a mixed Mediterranean vegetable stew, traditionally starring aubergine. However I came across this one on BBC Good Food using pepper, tomatoes and celery, which were all the ingredients I had at the time and so I decided to give it a go. 

Cabbage & Bean Minestrone Soup

Cabbage & Bean Minestrone Soup

This recipe was inspired by one for minestrone soup. Ministrone is a traditional Italian soup, consisting of a mix of seasonal vegetables, cooked in a light stock, with some sort of carbohydrate based food, preferably pasta. Potato or rice could be used instead, to bulk it 

One Pan Roast Salmon & Asparagus

One Pan Roast Salmon & Asparagus

So simple yet so tasty, this colourful and nutritious meal is ready with very little fuss and is great for days when you need to be able to multi-task. You can leave it cooking in the oven while you do any other jobs you need 

Bacon & Cauliflower Pasta

Bacon & Cauliflower Pasta

This recipe involves a few more steps and washing up than my usual recipes, but it is simply yummy and although seems a little more complicated, actually very quick to make. It also has the added benefit of being healthy and delicious, but with a 

Meatballs in Tomato & Aubergine Sauce

Meatballs in Tomato & Aubergine Sauce

Aubergine lends itself brilliantly to a tomato-based sauce, when you cook it this way it softens and helps to thicken it. It also absorbs flavour really well so leads to a very tasty dish. I used meatballs but if you prefer you can use chicken