Category Archives: Food with Friends

No hassle recipes for spoiling friends and family – or just yourself!

Drink: Grapefruit Gin & Tonic Slushie

A sip or two of this citrus slushie will start your spring BBQ with a swing. A great twist on the classic gin & tonic, this drink is sharp and refreshing with more buzz than a bumblebee in a sunflower....

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Chinese Salmon and Crispy Kale

Sweet and salty, crispy seaweed stylee kale and succulent, pink, salmon with just a hint of the orient. A Chinese whisper if you will..

Chinese Salmon & Crispy Kale I've always loved the Crispy Seaweed that you get at the Chinese.  I think … Continue Reading ››

Crispy Baked Chicken with Sweet Potato Fries

That satisfying crunch, through the crispy, golden breadcrumb coating, into succulent bites of chicken...

This recipe is a slightly more grown-up, much tastier and healthier version of the kids classic, chicken nuggets and chips.  It's for those days when you yearn for childish food. You want something simple and comforting. Something that … Continue Reading ››

Autumn Cottage Pie

This Cottage Pie has all the colours and tastes of autumn. A filling of minced beef, squash, herbs and just a heady touch of cinnamon. All with a bronzed crown of cheesey sweet potato...

You know that saying about how dogs start to look like their owners? Well, have you ever … Continue Reading ››

Recipe: Smoked Haddock Quiche

Smoked Haddock Quiche. A flaky, buttery crust packed with creamy smoked haddock, cubes of potato, caramelised onion and a fresh, clean hit of parsley.  

This isn't a recipe to attempt after work when the evening is rushed and full of chores to complete.  Make this instead on those luxuriously relaxed weekends … Continue Reading ››

Recipe: Apple & Blackberry Cheesecake

A crumbly biscuit base, cushions of soft cinnamon cream topped with a gleaming crown of autumn fruits...

I am SO happy about this recipe.  It's perfect if you love the autumnal combo of apple and blackberry but you're looking for a change from the usual crumbles and pies.

Cheesecake Nostalgia 

Cheesecake is one of those desserts that's … Continue Reading ››

Sun Dried Tomato & Black Olive Crusted Lamb Chops

A golden breadcrumb coating, flecked with black olive and sun dried tomato, crunching through to lamb, cooked to just pink perfection...

Black Olive & Sun Dried Tomato Crusted Lamb Chops Lamb; at its most flavourful after feasting on the lush grass of summer. … Continue Reading ››

Simple Summer Gazpacho

Tomatoes, full of flavour, form the base of this fresh, light, chilled Gazpacho. Each sip will cool, calm and nourish you...

You know those days when it's oppressively hot and you just don't feel like eating much?  To be honest, living in the UK, I'm not that familiar with them, but if there's a … Continue Reading ››

Recipe: Crayfish Cocktail in a Jar

Sweet, succulent crayfish & creamy avocado, served on a bed of crisp, fresh lettuce with a light, zingy herb dressing...

We're going a little bit retro today - but (as all the cool kids say), with a modern twist... crayfish cocktail Do you have a go-to … Continue Reading ››

Fig & Goat’s Cheese Crostini with a Honey, Orange & Basil Dressing

Crisp toasts, topped with creamy goats cheese, sweet, soft figs and a delicate honey, orange and basil dressing...

You know those meals that are are really special? The ones you spend hours preparing but it's totally worth it because they're such a treat? Well this isn't one of those. Continue Reading ››