Lemon and pesto gnocchi with turkey

Lemon, pesto and turkey gnocchi

Finding uses for leftover Christmas turkey is never going to go out of fashion, and on that note I’ve been challenged to do just that in a family-friendly recipe that costs under £10 by the Lean on Turkey campaign. When we’ve had a roast turkey or chicken I routinely strip the bird of any leftover meat, wrap […]

Easy dinner party ideas

Easy dinner party recipes

Dinner parties can be a bit stressful, especially when you’re a parent and you don’t have much time between putting the kids to bed and welcoming your guests through the door. So i’ve come up with a couple of recipes for your repertoire that’ll give you a bit of extra time to play with. The […]

Crispy filo Greek cheese pies

Greek cheese pie

We’re just back from a dreamy week on the Greek island of Zakinthos aka Zante, vivid blue seas, shingle beaches, and delicious delicious food… the culinary highlights as always were the juicy tomatoes and feta cheese, tzatziki, kebabs, greek yogurt drizzled with honey on top of freshly cooked waffles, baklava and of course, Greek cheese […]

Chard and sunkiss tomato pesto

Making chard and sunkiss tomato pesto

I appreciate this looks like a jar of pond sludge, but I can hand on heart tell you it tastes fabulous! Punchy and fresh it’s equally at home stirred into pasta, as it is spread into a goats cheese sandwich or even as a dip with carrot and celery sticks (and kettle chips for that […]

Easy pasta bake recipes

Serving chorizo pasta bake

I wanted to share some of the recipes and photographs from the latest photoshoot I styled for The Good Food Channel website. Summer may not seem like the ideal time for pasta bakes, but these recipes have a touch of blue skies about them and are super easy to knock up for children in need […]

Video: How to make a quick puff pastry tart

Puff pastry tart

I want to build up a selection of videos showing you first-hand how to make some of my favourite family recipes. I started with home-made pizza, and this week it’s time for the trusty puff pastry tart to make an appearance. It really could not be any easier to put together… and here is the […]

Creamy burrata with pomegranate

Burrata cheese with pomegranate and olive oil

I came across Burrata cheese for the first time at a cookery masterclass run by Finish dishwasher tablets with chef Florence Knight. The Leiths-trained head chef at Soho restaurant Polpetto might have been beautiful and tiny, but she was a steely sort so there was no messing around and any corner cutting like using a […]

Simple home made pizza

Christmas Tree Pizzas

I put pizza on the table every week for the boys. It’s one of THOSE foods, you know, the cherished ones that they’ll eat no matter what and takes 10 minutes to cook. For too long though, have I been putting up with the crappy supermarket versions because I’m too befuddled to think about faffing […]

Turkey, brie and cranberry parcels with winter slaw

turkey, brie and cranberry parcels with winter slaw

Sponsored post I’ve been challenged to come up with a delicious meal idea that uses up leftover Christmas turkey by the Lean on Turkey campaign. So after enjoying a slap up roast dinner this week, I squirrelled away the leftover meat and plotted what delights I could create with it. I thought about curry, but […]

Quick curried quorn noodles

veggie noodle curry

After Chinese takeaway at his uncle’s one night, Sam had developed a fascination with noodles and chopsticks. I thought i’d use this as excuse to develop a new kid-friendly noodle dish that wasn’t our bog standard stir-fry. I had a look in the cupboard and came out with a tin of coconut milk, mild curry […]