Cheats Lebanese pizza

Ingredients: 375g minced lamb 3 tsp dried mixed herbs 1 tsp ground cumin 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 25g sun-dried or semi dried tomatoes, drained and finely and chopped 4 mini naan breads or Mediterranean flatbread 50g spinach leaves olive oil, to drizzle balsamic vinegar and crunchy salad, to serve Method: Heat a large non-stick pan…

Roast loin of lamb w/ kidneys and spinach

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 120 g spinach leaves, washed and dried 20 g flat leaf parsley leaves, chopped 2 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp lemon juice 2 boned lamb loin, each weighing about 500g with the flank still attached 4 large fresh whole lamb’s kidneys, membrane and cores removed with scissors (butcher can do…

Feta lamb burgers

Ingredients: 500g lamb mince 60g feta cheese, crumbled 1 tsp Sumac small handful of mint leaves, chopped Burger buns and salad to serve Method: Season the mince well with salt, pepper and sumac, then after scrunching together with your hands to mix all the seasoning in divide into 8 portions and shape into round patties….

Rack of lamb w/ olive and herb crust

Ingredients: 2 French-trimmed racks of lamb 1 tbsp olive oil 15g butter 100ml red wine 1 fresh rosemary sprig 2 tsp red currant jelly For the olive herb crust: Handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped Leaves of 3 fresh thyme sprigs Leaves of 2 fresh rosemary sprigs, chopped 50g fine white breadcrumbs 4 pitted black olives,…

BBQ lamb cutlets w/ courgettes and butter beans

Ingredients: 9 lamb cutlets , French trimmed 3 lemons , 1 zested and juiced, others each cut into 4 fat wedges olive oil 250g baby courgettes , halved lengthways small bunch of mint , leaves picked 400g can butter beans , drained 1 red chilli , deseeded and finely chopped 4 spring onions , finely…

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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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Starting this week with a traditional Peruvian dish of green chicken with rice and ending up almost Christmassy stuffed mushroom. Most measure spoons these days do come with cup equivalents on them, I use the Joseph ones, where 1 cup = 250ml and 1/3 cup is 85ml. Worth investing in if you haven’t got a good set…

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I’m fairly sure as I look out of my window in the office that the scene of darkness and rain before me is winter, proper winter, can someone please tell me where in the heck Autumn has gone?? In addition to the dreadful weather I also have a cold so this weeks menu is heavily…

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Definitely getting more autumnal now and this weeks menu reflects it with warming soups, stir frys and comforting pasta. Monday’s roasted carrot soup with the addition of blood orange might sound like it’s going to be really sweet but trust me it’s delicious and well worth a try. I actually really love autumn and winter for food, all…

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We’re definitely heading in to autumn and while I still have some light summery dishes on the menu my mind is moving towards comfort and hearty food. So I started the week off with a leaner than usual lamb hotpot from the excellent Hairy Bikers diet cookbook, and then I just went crazy with a…

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Hello, another week and another menu, this year seems to be racing by! If you’ve never tried paneer before then you should definitely give Tuesday’s stuffed peppers a go. This Indian cheese is really tasty and the spicy twist to normal stuffed peppers is very mooreish, I’ve served it alongside plain rice but you can do whatever…

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We have a very global theme this week, Turkish, Indonesian, South Indian, Italian, Japanese and Sri Lankan. Lots of different cooking styles and flavours going on, the thing I love most. It also gives you the opportunity to tweak to suit your taste adding more or less spices and getting things just as you like…