Chorizo stuffed baby squid w/ sage potatoes

Ingredients: 10 cocktail sticks, cut in half, soaked in cold water 20 baby squid, cleaned, cartilage removed, tentacles removed and reserved (fishmonger can do this for you if you prefer) 5-6 spicy cooking chorizo, peeled, finely chopped 3 medium King Edward potatoes, peeled, cut into 3cm dice 2 cloves garlic, skin on, crushed 15 sage…

Haddock w/ spicy beans and chorizo

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion , chopped small rosemary sprig, leaves finely chopped 25g chorizo, chopped (more if you like) 2 fat garlic cloves , crushed 700g passata 410g can cannellini beans in water, drained 200g shredded green cabbage pinch sugar 4 skinless Haddock fillets (large chunky fillets) Method: Heat the oil in…

Spinach, chorizo and halloumi salad

Ingredients: 4 large handfuls spinach leaves 250 g halloumi cheese, cut into 4 pieces 2 large garlic cloves, crushed 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 24 spears asparagus, trimmed 150 g chorizo, thinly sliced 4 tbsp balsamic syrup Method: To make the balsamic syrup, put 250ml of good quality balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan…

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Planning the big Christmas day meal takes a lot of my brain power at the moment, all the possibilities! I convinced my husband to go with turkey this year so we ordered ours last night. I am so excited about this, I haven’t had turkey at Christmas with all those gorgeous trimmings for about 10…

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Kicking off this week is Nigel Slater’s lasagne recipe which uses a very indulgent cream sauce instead of the usual béchamel. This is such a fantastic recipe because not only do you get a very indulgent dinner but also a whole batch of ready meals for the freezer – genius! Those of you who have…

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Definitely feeling the cold now so some really hearty, warming recipes this week. Some of the meals this week take a little time, so you might want to prep the night before or pre-cook so all you have to do is pop in the oven when you get home from work to finish off. However…

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I’m back! I know I disappeared for a couple of weeks but that just means I owe you a week so put it on my tab! This week is British sausage week – hoorah, so kicking off with a lovely sausage casserole. Thursday tapas feast is courtesy of Jamie’s 30 minute meals so although it…

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Well the name of the game is definitely BBQ with all this sunshine. It’s super easy and takes no time at all to prepare the best food from scratch without having to resort to the standard charcoaled sausages, shrunken burgers and burnt chicken wings! Do try to resist buying everything ready-made, the stuff you do yourself will taste…

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I start this week off with a fantastic pulled pork recipe, which is pretty easy to do it just takes a looooong time to cook. There are a million versions of pulled pork so if you try this easy starter one and like it, then go forth and hunt for other versions that tickle your…

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Oops – a bit late this week, sorry guys!.  Some cheeky comfort food in this weeks menu, packed full of flavour. Again super easy as going for very minimal time in the kitchen at the moment, but you still have a healthy, home cooked meal every night – can’t be bad! Enjoy 🙂 Saturday: Duck…

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Another week, another menu – yum, yum, yum 🙂  Enjoy! Saturday: Chicken w/ peppers, chorizo and chilli Sunday: Lasagne Monday: Crispy breaded salt and pepper haddock w/ lettuce salad and chips Tuesday: Chicken couscous Wednesday: Caramalised garlic and tomato tarte tatin Thursday: Beef stroganoff w/ sauteed potatoes Friday: Mushroom risotto Chicken w/ peppers, chorizo and chilli Ingredients…

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This week I have given in to the comfort pie for Sunday lunch, let’s face it who doesn’t love a good pie? This one, although it’s cooking away for a long time is easy as you are not making your own pastry.  If  however, you are feeling the call of making your own then either…