Whoa, steady on! This is rich, as in old-fashioned Frenchified rich, dripping with cream.
This is the dish when you need something you can make in advance, that can stretch to feed more mouths (just make it hotter and serve with more rice!), that is easy to reheat, but importantly, that blows away the cold and warms you right down to your toes.
Crisp, crunchy, nutty, tangy, all the elements to excite your palate before a fancy-pants dinner.
Get stuffing – PUMPKINS!
Fries! We go back a long way. You could say I know a good one when I eat one.
Yeah, grey day, soup, Bob and Noble, just going to rock it.
I make these in a slow cooker, but you could cook them slowly in a deep heavy-based casserole. Oh, and these are exquisite by the way.
A dedication to the town of Amatrice and her people.
Throw some Spanish piquillo peppers or char-grilled bell pepper, black olives and a smattering of orange zest on top of this casserole and things become wildly exotic!
You got 10 minutes? That’s all it takes to assemble these irresistible morsels.
Meltingly tender, richly flavoured, perfect for chilly days.
A handy little salsa to add a juicy sweet hot bite to your meals – try it spooned into the hollows of halved avocados.
Get your groove on with this chicken mamma – it’s so amazing!
Skinny green stems never tasted so good.
When you get bored with Brussels sprouts, turn them into a salad. This is delicious, I kid you not.
White wine keeps the interior of these potatoes nice and fluffy, but the outsides develop a good golden crunch. Pretty good, yep.
Peas in a soup? Yeah! Thick, warming, intriguing … oh, and speedy, and requiring little more than a bag of frozen peas and a few spices. This was so popular last week, I’ve kept it up for another blast!
Cooking pears in a slow cooker produces a perfect result – you’ll never go back to poaching pears once you try it.
Way to go – jazz up a tray bake with sizzled haloumi and a tangy dressing
Pears are often overlooked for novel or exotic fruit and I reckon it’s because we’ve lost the art of ripening them and we’re eating them hard.
Pillowy mash with little salty nuggets of bacon – go on, make it, you know you want some!
This soup is insanely easy – you probably can’t get much simpler than this.
Whoop-de-whoop! Chicken, chorizo, smoked paprika, char-grilled red pepper, orange & olives … all you need is a fork!
Green leafy things get a kick along
A jacket-baked potato is like swallowing a warm glow of happiness that spreads from the pit of your stomach upwards, leaving nothing but pleasure in its wake.
… so much you can do with them. Woo-hoo!