Vegan Chestnut and Beetroot Wellingtons with Watercress Pesto

  For vegetarians and vegans, there’s not a nut roast in sight but these fabulous Wellingtons instead.  They make a stunning addition to any festive table with the rich red of the beetroot contrasting with the bright green of the pesto. Serves 6 Prep time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes plus 1 Read More

Beef Wellington with Watercress and Smoked Prosciutto

  A fabulous alternative to the traditional bird at Christmas, this dish takes deserved billing as the ‘main event’. Serves 6 Prep time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 55 minutes plus one hour, chilling   Ingredients: 800g beef fillet 2 tbsp vegetable oil 500g watercress 12 slices smoked prosciutto 500g ready-made puff pastry 2 egg yolks Read More

Earl Grey and Gin Cured Salmon

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      Combine a love of seafood with a love of gin with this different yet delicious Earl Grey & Gin Cured Salmon recipe by gin specialists Maytime Inn. Why not give it a try today?   Ingredients: For the cured salmon: 3 teaspoons loose leaf earl grey, divided 1/2 cup caster sugar 1/2 Read More

Aubergine and Quinoa ‘Meatballs’ With Tomato Sauce

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  This recipe for  Aubergine and Quinoa ‘Meatballs’ with Tomato Sauce has been reproduced from Flexible Vegetarian by Jo Pratt which is due out on 7th September. Published by Frances Lincoln, an imprint of The Quarto Group, you can pre-order your copy here. These look and (almost) taste like traditional meatballs – they will surprise Read More

Cook Simply for Less with Simply Cook! (And Get Your First Box Half Price!)

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    SimplyCook is the brand new way to create a healthy, delicious meal in minutes. A SimplyCook box gives you chef-blended Ingredient Kits and easy-to-follow recipes cards, delivered straight to your door. With SimplyCook, everybody can make amazing home-cooked meals in just 20 minutes. How does SimplyCook work? They create simple, delicious, restaurant-quality recipes Read More

Gennaro Contaldo’s Hunter’s Chicken (Pollo alla Cacciatora)

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    This recipe has been reproduced with permission from Gennaro Contaldo’s book Gennaro’s Slow Cook Italian. (Click here for our review and read our interview with Gennaro here.) This classic Italian dish is renowned all over the world and often seen on the menus of Italian restaurants. The title alla cacciatora (‘in the style of Read More