Curried Vegetable Strudel

We love our vegies and are always thinking of clever ways to incorporate more into our diet.  If you have some bought pastry, some curry paste and a load of vegetables in your fridge then this recipe is ideal.  Spicy, creamy, curry filling in crisp golden pastry – it doesn’t get much better than that!…

Italian Style Sausages & Vegetables

I love a good one pot meal. If I can throw everything into one big pan and come back 30 minutes later I am a happy cook indeed.  This scrumptious meal is the brainchild of my Italian friend Linda and makes a regular appearance on her dinner menu as it is so easy and can be…

Golden Cheesy Baked Vegetables

I recently saw a photo of a vegetable bake on a website and thought it looked so pretty I just had to make something similar.  The contrast in colours is lovely and the combination of vegetables is very tasty. I found I had to stack the vegetables in halves as my tray was quite shallow…

Linguine with Smoked Chicken, Zucchini, Mushrooms & Pesto

Already cooked in a little vacuum sealed packet smoked chicken is a terrific food to keep in the fridge – we put it on pizza, toss it through pasta and add it to creamy risotto. This recipe is a lovely combination of flavours and only takes minutes to make.  Vegetarians can omit the chicken and…

Best Thai Green Curry

Thai green curry is one of my favourite flavours and I have recently been put onto the best way to cook it. A colleague of Simon’s has a Thai wife and she is a wonderful cook. She recommended a brand of Thai paste called Mae Ploy.  They do green, yellow and red and we have tried them…

Zucchini, Pea and Haloumi Fritters

These wonderful fritters are so easy to make and they taste divine. Just try stopping at one! You can be fairly casual about the quantities here and can change the herbs to suit what you have. I have also used dill instead of mint. These are delicious served with Smoked Salmon and sour cream and lemon wedges….