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Smoked Salmon & Strawberry Salad

Smoked Salmon & Strawberry Salad

This is a lovely, summery and light salad. Really simple to make, it contains a great variety of textures and flavours. The soft, sweet strawberries perfectly compliment the crisp, peppery celery. I’m not a fan of celery on it’s own but it really works in 

Berbere Spiced Chicken & Quinoa Salad

Berbere Spiced Chicken & Quinoa Salad

During lockdown I’ve been discovering things in my cupboards that I forgot I had. One of which is a packet of berbere spice mix. I had never heard of it but thanks to google I discovered that it is a traditional Ethiopian spice mix. The 

Barley Risotto with Bacon & Chestnuts

Barley Risotto with Bacon & Chestnuts

Its December and so the chestnuts are becoming more readily available in the shops. They are an ingredient that I’m still learning about, so I tend to only buy them pre-cooked for ease. This barley risotto was inspired by a recipe on BBC Good Food 

Smoked Coley Rice Salad

Smoked Coley Rice Salad

I have recently signed up to a monthly subscription from a company called Fishbox, which sends me a selection of sustainably caught fresh fish, that has already been prepared and filleted, each month. As a result I’m able to try a variety of new fish, as 

Chicken & Spring Vegetable Risotto

Chicken & Spring Vegetable Risotto

I tried to be a little more adventurous and cheffy with this recipe by incorporating the woody ends of the asparagus in to the meal as well. This reduces waste, adds extra nutrition and intensifies the asparagus flavour. If you use fresh peas or broad 

Griddled Asparagus, Pea & Quinoa Salad

Griddled Asparagus, Pea & Quinoa Salad

This quick to make, nutritious and filling meal is great for days when you don’t have much time to cook. It can be served on its own as a vegetarian dish if you wish, but if you are like me and feel like you want 

Smoked Salmon Sushi Salad

Smoked Salmon Sushi Salad

I was definitely a late starter to the sushi trend, but once I got a taste for it, I just couldn’t get enough. We are lucky to have a really good sushi take away near where we live, and it is our go too food