SALAD NISCOISE WITH A TWIST

So often the old favourite recipes remain the most loved and cocoon us in comfort. My eldest grand daughter did a phone survey, with  everyone who is coming over for Christmas lunch, of their favourite Christmas day foods. The plan was to then devise a menu that would delight the oldest to the youngest. As always, the old favourites were…

BEAN THERE DONE THAT SALAD: tuna and cannellini bean, crunch salad

A quick, delicious, bean and tuna salad that ramps up any work lunch box in a nano second. Gluten, sugar and dairy free, a real winner! Everyone loves this salad; its yummy, portable, versatile and can be used over 2 days with freshness intact. Transport yourself to Italy with a bowl of this salad. Using…

SANG CHOY BOW: my way

Dairy, sugar and gluten free Make dinnertime easy with this delicious family favourite! I have been making this dish for many years for all ages and all occasions and incredibly popular with my family. It’s definitely on my comfort food list and can be made with many variations. I love its simplicity and how easy it is…

CHICKEN, FIG, NECTARINE TAGINE WITH BLACK LENTILS

Bring fragrant smells of a Moroccan Souk into your kitchen!   Think Moroccan and we conjure up images of the deep, vivid, colours from the open sacks of spices in markets and stacks of highly patterned ceramics. Smells in the air are sweet and spicy, that  feed the senses from a culture that is centred around a…

CREAMY, SPICY, CARROT AND COCONUT SOUP

Carrots just got interesting!  is important to make any recipe a success! Have you ever had carrots that have a bitter, kerosene taste ? This happens when to the ground is treated to kill pests that attack the carrots causing an unpleasant taste not to mention other nasties from toxic substances. I use organic carrots…

CHILLI HONEY CHICKEN DRUMSTICKS AND CRUNCHY SLAW

Easy to make, economical, healthy, a crowd pleaser, honey chicken is always a winner.  Having trouble with fussy eaters, worry no more, this dish will have them scurrying to the dinner table on the first gong. I often made this for my girls when they were younger and now my grandchildren. In cooking classes, high school kids who…

COS SALAD WITH FRESH SALMON AND GOAT CURD

Home late, hungry, need a quick meal to enjoy as you, unwind for the day and have a quite chat over the soft flame of a candle. I have the perfect  recipe!   The chat over the soft light of a candle happened to be with one of my grand daughters and Mr 70’s. We had…

LASAGNA WITH MUSHROOMS, GLUTEN FREE

Comfort food, make two and freeze one. Is there anyone who doesn’t like lasagna? It is the ultimate family meal, comfort food and kids love it.  I have made this one with lean turkey mince, gluten free lasagna and goat milk instead of cow milk. This is a dish that you can pack in and hide a…