Watercress, Leek and Potato Soup (serves 4) - A new soup to get us through the winter - not too heavy either. Very easy, a little chopping and ready in about 30 minutes, all told. 1 tbsp. olive oil seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 Read More
Celeriac Mash (serves 4) - Celeriac or celery root makes a great substitute for mashed potatoes. It has a stronger flavor and goes really well with beef - fantastic with beef short ribs. I also use it as a topping for Shepherd's Pie. If you Read More
Ground Turkey with Artichokes, Red Peppers, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach (serves 4) - Another medley of textures and flavors - all healthy and light. Easy because some of the ingredients come from jars or cans. All goes in one pot and is ready in about half an hour. Quite often, I substitute ground Read More
One Pot Tomato Chicken Bean Casserole (serves 4) - Nice and filling and just a little spicy. Good on a cold day. The ingredients complement each other nicely - tomatoes, roasted red peppers, chicken and white beans. Serve with a baked potato, maybe. 2 tbsp. olive oil seasoned with Read More
Jo’s New England Clam Chowder (serves 4) - Yes, you can have your New England Clam Chowder and eat it too! I am so excited to share this with all of you who thought it was off the list due to your intolerances - give it a try. Read More
Beef and Mushroom Burgers (make 12 little patties) - One bite of these and you may never want to eat a plain burger again. This is in the spirit of eat less meat, eat more veg. The lean ground beef is mixed together with chopped mushrooms and garlic and Read More
Jo’s Bolognese Sauce with Rice Noodles (serves 4) - A true Bolognese sauce has that Holy Trinity of onion, celery and carrots - very finely chopped - as its basis. The meat in this recipe is a half and half mixture of ground pork and turkey which makes it Read More
Swineherd Pie (serves 4) - I am ringing in the changes with Swineherd Pie - a pork version of Shepherd's Pie. Pork pairs well with sweeter veg. - carrots, parsnips and leeks. They are all in my pie (cut the parsnip into smaller chunks than Read More
Jo’s Cranberry Sauce (serves 8 or more) - If there wasn't cranberry sauce at Christmas, it wouldn't be Christmas. I don't like using sugar unless I really have to so making cranberry sauce presents me with a dilemma - how to make the tart cranberries sweet without sugar? Read More
Warming Tomato Soup with Crispy Capers (serves 4) - The color alone of tomato soup is enough to warm you up. To achieve a really tomatoey flavor is key so to that end I use good canned tomatoes (fire roasted if possible), double concentrated tomato paste, sun dried tomatoes Read More

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