Monkfish, Crispy Sweet Potatoes & Warm Green Bean Salad

Sometimes there is just no point in looking for attention (or conversation!) Last weekend was one of those – Golf and Rugby, forget about any decent chat apart from the odd grunt so I just got cooking. The sweet potatoes crisped with the spices are a really nice alternative to the usual steamed version and the green bean and lardons are delicious just warm as … Continue reading Monkfish, Crispy Sweet Potatoes & Warm Green Bean Salad

Red quinoa burgers & green goddess vegetables

I’m having a love affair with Green Goddess dressing, OMG how delicious it is. Now, I realise I have come to it late (it’s from the 20’s apparently) but i just discovered a recipe for it tucked among the sheets of my mum’s recipe books. I love the zingy herby punchy flavours and poured over blanched vegetables with these red quinoa burgers was an amazing … Continue reading Red quinoa burgers & green goddess vegetables

Mexican chicken

This is a very simple marinade but really delicious thanks to an unusual secret ingredient. Everyone who tastes it can get a kind of smokey sweetness but never guesses what…… Tequila, that’s what!. Try it and see, it adds a lovely flavour to chicken and works very well with the beans. I like to use thighs for this – apart from being cheaper, they do … Continue reading Mexican chicken

Chickpea and Butter bean cakes with chilli jam

Looking for quick mid week meal ideas? As a busy working parent I am always looking for quick and tasty meals that everyone likes. Having tinned chickpeas and beans on hand means that these can be on the table in about 25 minutes leaving plenty of time to enjoy the rest of the evening, although sadly in my case I mean getting back to work … Continue reading Chickpea and Butter bean cakes with chilli jam