Cauliflower and Giant Couscous Salad

At this time of year I love to experiment with hearty salads. I was recently flicking through Chrissy Teigen’s cookbook Cravings for the hundredth time and spotted her recipe for Roasted Cauliflower, Feta and Orzo Salad. I used to make it all the time when I first bought the book. It is a great recipe, […]

Balsamic Chicken Salad

It’s a bit of a funny week here and in a way I’ll be glad when it’s all over. On the plus side, it would appear that Summer has actually arrived! Cue sunburnt skin and the smell of burning barbecues everywhere. At this time of year I tend to cook speedy, lighter meals and this Balsamic Chicken […]

Hummus with Spiced Lamb

Hummus with Spiced Lamb is a dish I love to order in Jacques Restaurant from their tapas menu. Granted it has only happened twice, but still, it is good enough that it is the first thing I look for on their menu. It is such a simple idea but packed full of flavour. There is […]

Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes

Last week Elizabeth from Life on Hushabye Farm posted a pic on Instagram of her baked potatoes and I realised I hadn’t made them in ages. So at the weekend I made a blast of my Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes. I was glad to have them when I came home dejected from watching Munster crash […]

Zaalouk or Moroccan Aubergine and Tomato Salad

I had never heard of Zaalouk until John Gregory Smith made it on Sunday Brunch a few months ago. It is a Moroccan salad of cooked aubergines, or eggplant, and tomatoes often served at room temperature as a dip or a side dish. And it is absolutely delicious! You can see his original recipe here.