Baked Salmon with Basil & Lemon Potato Salad

Okay, this is going to be fast and easy – just like riding the Waltzers – so there won’t be the usual level of banter (I’m sure my brother will be delighted). I’m tired, and there’s every possibility that I’ll fall asleep shortly after writing this — so let’s be brief, my fine, citrus-seeking friends….

Cheese & Spinach Roulade

Okay, kids. This is easily one of the easiest and cheesiest recipes in my repertoire – aside from the Easy Cheesy Lentil Lasagne, which takes top spot for obvious reasons – and is in fact just a tweak on an existing recipe, which was already pretty good to begin with (Crustless Cheese & Spinach Flan)….

5-Minute Vermicelli Noodle Soup

A “recipe” for when you have a few minutes, a kettle, and a hankering for a meal that will make every possible attempt to escape the bowl and splatter the front of your shirt with its delicious broth. Do not eat this if you are wearing a white shirt – unless you have a bib….

Quick Fixes: Curry, Lasagne & Biryani

Alternative title: Stop Spending Money, You Ignoramus In the last couple of weeks we’ve bought a new car (a necessity – damn you, failed modern electronics) and been on holiday to a place known primarily for its cheese (not a necessity, but a damn good time). I am famously weak to dairy products, accompanying chutneys, and…

Fish & Potato Chowder

If you don’t look at that title and read it like you’re in a very specific scene from the Simpsons, I’m not sure how you’ve managed to walk through life unchanged by such an iconic episode. Isla and I literally couldn’t get through the process of making this meal without shouting ‘chow-der‘ at least twice…

Quick Vegan Thai Green Curry

Is this a recipe for cheat-y cheaters who like to cheat hecka big time when it comes to making curry? Yes – absolutely. Is this a recipe for vegans, coeliacs, and 5-a-day seekers alike? My buddies, it totally is. I would never claim this was authentic – mainly because I’ve never been to Thailand – but it…

Halloumi Shawarma with Tzatziki

The red-squiggly-line brigade is back, and it’s targeting three out of four words in this recipe title. They would have me serve you Thallium Sharma with Kazantzakis, apparently. However, poisoning people isn’t my bag, and I doubt the still-living relatives of Nikos Kazantzakis would appreciate me serving him up in a flatbread — and so…

Roasted Red Pepper & Basil Soup

I’m terrible at being on my own. Seriously. If I didn’t have a cat I would have to enlist a parade of friends and family to come and check on me every half an hour because I just don’t know what to do with myself. I’ll happily watch hours of Food Network (not an exaggeration, sadly),…

Asian Jackfruit Lettuce Wraps

Jumping on the jackfruit train with wild abandon here guys – but I have absolutely no regrets. It’s so good. It’s got a great texture, it holds sauce like a champ, and it’s one of your five-a-day. It is, admittedly, freaky as heck opening a tin of supposed fruit and being faced with something pink, chunky,…

Leek & Parmesan Risotto with Baked Pesto-Crusted Salmon

Here we go folks – it’s the return of the too-long title. Will we survive, or will we be lost to its megalomaniacal clutches? Only time will tell. Batten down the hatches and get your stoutest all-terrain trousers on, for we’ve a storm to weather.* Or something. Now that we’ve all been revived by our…