Watercress and Mushroom Risotto With Hazlenut Pesto

The name Rissotto comes from “rissot”, the old Milanese word for “hotchpotch” and it sums up this recipe perfectly. My risottos are often based on whichever suitable ingredients are readily to hand which this week happened to include a punnet … Continue reading

Watercress and Hazlenut Pesto

This more unusual pesto recipe is surprisingly easy to make and is delicious stirred into plain pasta, with risotto or as a topping for grilled fish or chicken. RECIPE Ingredients 50g shelled hazlenuts, roasted and peeled, chopped roughly 50g grated … Continue reading

Dairy Free, French Style Pizza with Red Onion and Mushroom

This meat and dairy free, French style pizza is easy to make and tastes good either hot or cold. If you’re in a hurry, use a ready-made pizza base and pre-sliced onions and mushrooms. It will taste much better than … Continue reading

Vegetable Ratatouille With A Twist

Ratatouillle, an all vegetable stew made with aubergines, courgettes and tomatoes, has all the hallmarks of great Mediterranean cooking as it is easy to make, deliciously wholesome and, best of all, very versatile. It makes perfect bowl food, eaten on … Continue reading

How To Make Vegetable Stock Cubes

Making home-made vegetable stock is easy and an eco friendly way of adding lots of extra natural flavour and goodness to your cooking. It helps to cut down on food waste and packaging and means that you can make the … Continue reading

Caramelised Peppers and Feta Salad

Grilled Bell Pepper salad is another favourite family recipe which is very easy to make, tastes as vibrant as it looks and is incredibly versatile. Perfect on its own, it can also be used as the base for other ingredients … Continue reading