Spiced Slow-Cooked Lamb Shanks

I have been making these spiced lamb shanks, based on a dish from Jamie Oliver’s first ever cookbook, every winter for 10 years and they are always perfectly tender, delicious and aromatic. Cooking lamb long and slow on the bone makes for the most nutritious and tasty dish, with the anchovies adding a beautiful depth…

Jamaican Barbecued Jerk Chicken

For a wonderfully easy barbecue simply marinate organic chicken in a flavour-packed spice mix, add some lovely fresh salads and buttery corn on the cob to create a delicious and healthy Caribbean feast. We love serving Jerk chicken with both a shaved cabbage salad and a big green leaf and avocado salad. To cook corn…

Tuscan Vegetable Soup

This simple but very delicious Italian soup is filled with veggies and enriched with a stracciatella mixture of eggs, finely grated cheese and parsley. Stirred through at the end it gives the soup added protein, extra nutrition, a velvety texture and lots of flavour. The soup reheats and freezes very well so if you make…

Middle Eastern Fish Cakes in Tomato Broth

These deliciously spiced fish cakes cooked in a fragrant herbed tomato broth is a simplified version of a recipe from one of my favourite cookbooks; Ottolenghi’s wonderful Jerusalem. I so love his recipes but sometimes find they take quite a long time to make, and a quicker (just as tasty version) can be on the…

Fennel Frond Pesto

I love cooking with fennel but for years have been searching for a delicious way to use the plentiful beautiful green fronds that top them. With their lovely sweet aniseed flavour it seems such a waste to throw them away. This pesto is such a wonderful way of using up those fennel tops and is…

Roasted Spanish Fish

Fish is wonderfully nutritious, such a great source of vitamin d, protein and omega 3 fatty acids, benefiting your brain, heart, skin and hair and reducing inflammation your the body.  Consume wild-caught seafood twice a week to reap these health-giving advantages. A whole fish is so flavoursome and easy to cook but if you prefer…

Spicy Spanish Mussels

This tasty dish is so easy to prepare and makes both a quick and delicious mid-week dinner or a great dish to share when you have friends over. If making it for children you can always reduce the amount of chilli. Mussels are a nutritional powerhouse – a wonderful source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, zinc,…