Chicken and Mushroom Noodle Soup (4) - When you have a cold you need more calories in order to produce immune cells so there is some truth to the old adage 'feed a cold'. Chicken soup is comforting and good for you - the hot broth opens Read More
A Traditional Beef Stew (serves 4 – 6) - Beef stew can be memorable or it can be disappointing and underwhelming. At its best it is an ages old basic dish made with few ingredients - beef, onion, carrots and mushrooms - producing a rich tasting sauce served with Read More
Tomato and Red Pepper Soup with Cannellini Beans (serves 4) - What a lovely warming soup this is and a warm color too. It really has a great tomato flavor as I used fire roasted canned tomatoes, concentrated tomato paste and a tomato and herb stock cube (Kallo brand - they Read More
A Medley of Roasted Root Vegetables (serves 4) - Wintry and warming and colorful too. A mixture of carrots, butternut squash, parsnips, beetroot and potatoes cut into chunks all roasted together in a large roasting tin. The carrots and beetroot should be cut into smaller chunks than the rest Read More
Cauliflower Rice, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Olives (serves 4) - Cauliflower rice is everywhere - sold fresh or frozen in supermarkets along with cauliflower pizza bases and gnocchi. To preserve the firmness and slight nuttiness of the cauliflower gently saute it on a frying pan rather than boiling or steaming Read More
Mini Pumpkin Spice Almond Cakes (makes 12) - As it is pumpkin time of year I decided to add a little pumpkin spice, a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice (found in the supermarket spices section) to an almond mixture. There is no flour or butter or Read More
Chicken Bites with Mushroom Sauce (serves 4) - This mushroom sauce undoubtedly tastes better because I used a mushroom stock cube (Kallo Organic Mushroom Stock Cubes - gluten and dairy free - available from Amazon or in UK supermarkets). Chicken can be dry so a sauce or gravy Read More
Spinach and Bean Soup (serves 4) - Quite often when making soups I use beans (cannellini beans, navy beans) as a thickener and they are good for you too. This is a quick, easy, healthy and filling soup. Perfect for Fall. 1 tbsp. olive oil seasoned with Read More
Fall Chicken Stew (serves 4) - This is not like the robust beef stew I associate with winter. It is lighter with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms in a thick tomato sauce to which I added, at the end, some lemon juice and it really popped Read More
Skirt Steak with Peppers and Onions (serves 4) - The steak is cut against the grain into thin slices as are the brightly colored bell peppers, rich in antioxidants and vitamins, espcially C, and onions. They are all cooked together in one roasting tin. Simple - all it takes Read More

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