Easy Stove Top Chicken Casserole

Classic Chicken Cassrrole

As we ease ourselves into autumn, there is plenty to encourage us into the kitchen. Perhaps we might be inspired to preserve some of those late summer gluts, or try a recipe from an ‘up and coming’ cuisine, or to simply dig out those slow-cookers and cast-iron pans to get a nice, warming stew or… 

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Shredded Chicken Pancakes for Chinese New Year

Shredded Chicken Pancakes

This Friday lots of people will be marking Chinese New Year. It’s out with the old and in with the new and if you’re up for a spot of Chinese-themed celebrating, there’s plenty out there to be enjoyed. Last year we took the children into Chinatown in London to show them some of the Chinese… 

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Farfalle with British Pancetta and Italian Artichokes

Parioli Pasta

I have an Italian recipe for you today – using ‘farfalle,’ bow-tie or butterfly pasta and a tasty sauce flavoured with British pancetta, garlic, artichokes, fresh spinach, tomato and cream. This is a lovely supper for a chilly evening and one that reminds me of our wonderful trip to Northern Italy late last spring. A… 

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Recipe:Turkey Stroganoff with Soured Cream

Turkey Stroganoff

It’s time to think smart when it comes to making the most out of the food we buy and using up our leftovers. I was pretty shocked to read that the average family in Britain wastes nearly £60 a month (the equivalent of 6 meals a week or 24 meals a month) in unused food. As… 

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A Sneak Peek of Jamie’s Mothership Sunday Roast Lamb Recipe


Everybody in our house loves roast lamb, particularly when it has been slow roasted, making it perfecty tender and soft. I’ve been given special permission to share a recipe by Jamie Oliver from his latest book, Save with Jamie, for his Mothership Sunday Roast Lamb, accompanied by a great photograph by David Loftus (I’m a huge… 

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Easy Chicken Recipes – Good Food Channel

Easy Chicken Pie - Landscape RB-1

I’ve been a little busier than usual, creating some easy chicken recipes for the Good Food Channel . A particular highlight, I’d say, was cooking Buttermilk Fried Chicken on the hottest day of the year – a cold beer was necessary at the end of that shoot, I’ll tell you! It’s hard to pick a… 

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Recipe – Bethany Kehdy’s Whipped Hummus with Lamb

Whipped Hummus with Lamb

Yesterday I wrote about a stunning new book by Bethany Kehdy called The Jewelled Kitchen and today, as promised, I’m sharing a recipe I made from the book called Whipped Hummus with Lamb. I very nearly made the Spiced Naked Sausages from the Mezze section, but at the last minute the children asked for hummus… 

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The Great British Farmhouse Cookbook from Yeo Valley and Chicken and Mushroom Lasagne

Yeo Valley Chicken and Mushroom Lasagne

Weekends are for leisurely cooking, the kind that allows you to pull a cookbook from the shelf, put a little more time into something and maybe try a recipe you haven’t tackled before. There’s something about country cooking or farmhouse cooking that particularly lends itself to the weekend, too. Flicking through The Great British Farmhouse… 

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