Japanese supper: Pork & prawn gyoza
dairy free / Fish / Free from / Meat

Japanese supper: Pork & prawn gyoza

Konnichiwa! Yesterday I was sitting on the bus on the way home craving Japanese food. So I decided to make gyoza. There is something exceedingly satisfying about eating dumplings. Chopsticks in position, chasing your slippery target around the plate, you finally get a firm grip. The tension is palpable. Quivering, you dunk it into the dipping sauce and … Continue reading

Mexican supper: Spicy fajitas and pico de gallo salsa
dairy free / Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free / Meat

Mexican supper: Spicy fajitas and pico de gallo salsa

My boyfriend has a serious love of fajitas. You know, the ones where you buy the kit and you get the overly sweet tomato ‘salsa’ and (annoyingly) moreish smoky spice mix that would make lego taste good. I can’t really ban my boyfriend from buying them but I can definitely create fierce competition! So the … Continue reading

Free from / gluten-free / Meat

Ricotta-stuffed chicken breasts wrapped in Parma ham

Sometimes simple is best and I feel my midweek supper posts would be missing something if there wasn’t a stuffed chicken breast rolling around somewhere. Whilst not wildly adventurous, this dish is so quick, (almost embarrassingly) easy and darn tasty – you could serve it to last-minute guests and you’d have clean plates and smiling … Continue reading

Middle Eastern supper: Spiced turkey & courgette meatballs with lemon yoghurt sauce
Free from / Fruit & veg / gluten-free / Meat

Middle Eastern supper: Spiced turkey & courgette meatballs with lemon yoghurt sauce

In spite of the recent raincloud firmly placed over England, I am going to stick to sunshine food for the next few months – fresh fare with crunch and zing and a lightness that winter’s offerings can lack. I’m spring-cleaning my diet mainly because this is my kind of food but also because it’s time … Continue reading

Sausage rolls
Baking / Meat

Sausage rolls

I hope you had a lovely bank holiday Monday in the sunshine. I spent the late afternoon on Highbury Fields, catching the last of the spring rays, sipping champagne and munching on fresh-from-the-oven sausage rolls – not too shabby (despite my horrible and unseasonal cold)! Since giving my boyfriend the Ginger Pig Meat Book for Christmas, I … Continue reading

Middle Eastern roast: Lamb with cardamom & lemon yoghurt crust
Free from / gluten-free / Meat

Middle Eastern roast: Lamb with cardamom & lemon yoghurt crust

I came across a Persian recipe for lamb with cardamom and yoghurt a few years ago in Paul Gayler’s book Flavours which sounded wonderful – I eagerly folded the corner of the page down, put it back on the shelf and completely forgot about it…until this week. Better late than never! My brother came round for dinner yesterday … Continue reading