Pickled red cabbage

Red cabbage has such a wonderful colour and crunchy texture. It’s also pretty hard to avoid at this time of year! If you are sick of sides of braised cabbage…

6 seeded keto crackers

These are crispy, light and full of fibre and omega-3. They are perfect for dipping or a base for cheese/smoked salmon/or pate. They will store for at least two weeks…

Citrus quinoa with broccoli and pickled carrots

This is another quick midweek meal that is great for using up that veg in the veg box. In my kitchen, I had broccoli and pickled carrots to use up…

Gnocchi with kale, parmesan, lemon and toasted hazelnuts

This dish takes less than 10 minutes to put together, making it the perfect midweek meal for busy folk. Not only is it quick to prepare, it’s inexpensive, nutritious and…

Humble jacket potato with mushroom, leek and cheddar cheese.

Is there anything more comforting than a jacket potato done to perfection? You can fill them with anything (tuna, beans, cheese, coleslaw) but this mushroom, leek and cheddar cheese combination…

Parsnip and parmesan risotto

Parsnip and parmesan is such a classic flavour combination, one that doesn’t let down in this winter risotto. The parsnips make it sweet, the parmesan makes it savoury and the…

Mackerel fillet with beetroot, bramley apple and horseradish.

It can be hard to balance mackerel, since the flavour is so strong, but this dish seems to achieve it well. It’s got sweetness from beetroot, sharpness from apples, heat…

Roast brussel sprouts and pickled carrots

This recipe is strongly influenced by Joshua McFadden’s and Martha Holmberg’s recipe in their wonderful book: Six Seasons. The brussel sprouts take on a caramelised nutty flavour when roasted, that…

Citrus vinaigrette

This dressing is sharp from the lemon juice and vinegar, sweet from the orange, and mellowed from savoury finely chopped and softened shallot. Delicious with most things – lettuce leaves,…

Smoked salmon, fennel, orange, avocado and watercress salad

This is influenced by a Chris Galvin recipe. It is bursting with wonderful flavour combinations and textures and is great for a light starter. Serve with buttered toasted crusty bread…