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Bean sprout, blackberry and avocado salad

Is this fusion food? Somewhere between Asia and South America with a stop off in England? Has all this recipe publishing got me all fancy and chefy? Who cares? This is a great hearty yet light salad … [more]

Lime and sesame dressing

A wonderfully smoky, zesty dressing that completely lifts a woodier salad such as one with bean sprouts, spinach or aubergine (egg plant). [more]

Lamb and pomegrante salad

This salad just balances brilliantly. The pepperiness of the rocket (arugula), the sweetness of the pomegranate, the tartness of the dressing and the nuttiness and crunchiness of the hemp seeds … [more]

Lemon honey dressing

A very versatile dressing for salads. [more]

Mexican ground beef

I primarily use this for tacos, but it can be used as the base for pretty much any Mexican dish. It is different from Chili con Carne as it ends up dryer which is definitely what you want if you are … [more]

Pomegranate couscous salad

A deliciously light, yet substantial side to complement any grill or barbecue, particularly lamb. Quantities serve 2-3 as a side. This should be prepared in advance as it benefits from a couple of … [more]

Charred red pepper and artichoke heart risotto

This was a bit of a something from nothing triumph. I have this habit of getting to an hour before dinner before I start to think what I want to cook. By this time it is too late to defrost any meat … [more]

Kin Knives

Ooo… Ooo, ooo, ooo. There is something about knives that just does it for men in the kitchen. Don’t know what it is, but the sight of a great knife just makes us drool. Maybe it’s … [more]

Fox's Spices

I just met the guys from Fox’s spices. If you are serious about cooking you just have to get your spices from a specialist and if you are in the UK, I doubt you can find better than Fox’s … [more]

Debbie & Andrew's Sausages

I think these are my absolute favourite sausages. That is a difficult thing to say as I have had many great sausages of very different styles. They are obviously a quality product, made with only … [more]