Rice and Noodles

Chorizo and Savoy Cabbage Risotto

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As the weather has turned frosty and wintery I thought I’d share this recipe from the ‘Snow Flurries’ chapter in my cookbook. It’s just the thing for cold, cold days. Continue reading…

Steamed Sea Bass with Jasmine Rice

Steamed Sea Bass with Jasmine Rice

It’s the same story every January. Having overdosed on heavy meats, chocolate, cheese, mince pies, cake, alcohol, we resolve to start that diet, join the gym, cut out alcohol, detox. Certainly this January, more than any before, I feel the need to cleanse and am craving healthier food. This Christmas break was far too slovenly […]

Roast Chicken & Shredded Sprout Risotto

Roast Chicken and Brussels Sprout Risotto

Brussels Sprouts, nothing divides the family at Christmas quite like them. I’m not sure that any other veg consistently arouses quite a reaction: ‘urghhh’; ‘None for me’ (said with a grimmace); ‘You’ve got to have sprouts at Christmas’. I don’t think it’s quite as clear cut as saying you either love them or you hate […]

Poached Salmon Risotto

Poached Salmon Risotto

If you’ve been reading my blog for some time now you’ll probably know I’m a fan of risotto. I love the transformation the pearls of rice go through as they turn translucent, starchy and finally start to swell in the pan and meld with the other ingredients to become risotto. It’s a joy to make and a comfort to eat. And the bonus is that it’s relatively quick and cheap to make, as well as lending itself to a great variety of ingredient options. Read post.

Chilli Beef and Tenderstem Broccoli Stir Fry

Stir Fry

Now that the clocks have gone back and the night’s are drawing in it’s time to turn up the heat and spice up our evening meals.

Pea and Pancetta Risotto

Pea and Pancetta Risotto

I was very encouraged by how you enjoyed my last video – thank you for all your lovely comments and emails – so I felt brave enough to do another one; in the kitchen this time! Unfortunately this hasn’t come out so well – I’m disappointed by the quality of the video (I think I […]