Food & Drink

Mashed Potato Pie with Bacon, Leeks and Cheese

Mashed Potato Pie with Bacon, Leeks and Cheese

This recipe is a great way to make a meal out of simple mashed potato. Bacon, leeks and cheese make a particularly perfect trio, but you can add just about anything to this versatile dish. 
Witches Cats and Hats Gingerbread Recipe

Witches Cats and Hats Gingerbread Recipe

These gingerbread witches cats and hats from Magical Animal Cakes are purrrfect for Halloween or any other witchy-themed occasion. Look for different shapes of cat cutters and edible Halloween sprinkles in green, orange and black in cake-decorating stores or online suppliers.

Pumpkin Soup with Cep Mushrooms

Pumpkin Soup with Cep Mushrooms

This is deliciously rich and smooth soup with a colour of deep vibrant gold. Author of Delicious Soups Belinda Williams had a similar dish at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant as an amuse bouche, and that is where the idea for this recipe in her book came from. The silky nature of the cep works so well with the smooth soup. Truffle oil finishes this off and elevates it from the everyday to something really special – but this is at your discretion.
Cauliflower Tandoor

Cauliflower Tandoor

This all-in-one tandoor-style dish from Cauliflower Power is the perfect curry. Made with cauliflower and new potatoes, you can serve with pickles, chutneys and breads on the side for a full Indian feast. For a vegan take, omit the paneer and use a plant-based yogurt.
Vegan Fruity African Bean Stew Recipe

Vegan Fruity African Bean Stew Recipe

A fruity, feisty and flavoursome bean stew, this dish is a firm favourite among vegans and devout meat-eaters alike! If you use a Baharat spice blend that contains allspice berries, this dish will have a distinctly Moroccan feel.
Black Bean Taco Recipe

Black Bean Taco Recipe

Who doesn’t love tacos?! Made with delicious vegetables, Mexican spices, black beans and wrapped in corn tortillas, these tacos from Healthy Little Tummies are a homemade favourite. You can end up putting too many toppings on and make a mess but they are just so delicious! You can serve them with guacamole, coriander, corn salsa or mango salsa, cashew cheese or vegan cheese and jalapeños to top.
Roast Smoked Salmon Koulibiaca

Roast Smoked Salmon Koulibiaca

This roast smoked salmon koulibiaca from Maxine Clarks's Pies, Glorious Pies uses smoked salmon to give it a rich flavour. Roast smoked salmon is brined salmon, suspended over hot smoke, which cooks and smokes it at the same time. Serve in generous slices with a mixed-leaf salad tossed in a sharp lemony dressing.

Raspberry and Almond Tart

Raspberry and Almond Tart

This appealingly sticky, fruity tart from Cinnamon, Spice & Warm Apple Pie tastes better the day after it's made. Freezing the raspberries beforehand ensures that they keep their shape during baking and don't become too mushy.
Smoky Prawn and Chickpea Stew

Smoky Prawn and Chickpea Stew

This spicy stew is deliciously warming and comforting. Seasoned with Spanish sweet smoked paprika (pimentón dulce), the rich tomato sauce envelopes the juicy seafood and chickpeas in flavour. In Spain during winter store-cupboard staples like pulses are used alongside fresh seafood and this surf ‘n’ turf dish would be typical of dishes cooked on the southern coast. Just serve with chunks of good crusty bread for dunking.
Hokkein Noodles

Hokkein Noodles

The name ‘Hokkein noodles’ refers both to a type of noodle and a noodle dish. Originally from the Hokkein province in China, the noodles and the dish gained popularity in Malaysia and Singapore, and today are synonymous with stir-fried noodles around the world. An authentic Singaporean Hokkein mee is made with prawns rather than pork, but this was cooked for me by a friend who spent several years in Singapore, and it was delicious.
Fideua Tortilla

Fideua Tortilla

This recipe from La Paella is based on a classic Italian dish, frittata di maccheroni, adapted here to make a Spanish version of tortilla. It can be served as a light lunch or supper dish with alioli and salad, or cut into bite-size pieces and served with romesco sauce, as tapas.
Peanut Butter Cacao Nib Muesli Bars

Peanut Butter Cacao Nib Muesli Bars

These delicious muesli bars make the perfect morning or afternoon treat to share with friends and family,
to pack for kids’ school snacks or sporting events, or for breakfasts on the go! Made with creamy peanut butter, cacao nibs, quick oats and maple syrup, this recipe is so simple and nutritious. No baking required! You could swap peanut butter for almond butter, if you like.