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….

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….

Easy Cajun Chicken Wraps with Cucumber Yoghurt

How easy are we talking here? Friend. Buddy. Pal. This is so easy it’s barely a recipe, for my sins. We’re talking frozen chicken pieces, a pre-made spice blend, and less than ten ingredients from start to finish. You can make it for one, you can make it for twelve — the difficulty does not…

Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Curry

I’m going to do some free plugging again – Patak’s, you are very welcome. As always, nobody is insane enough to pay me to do this, especially not a brand owned by ABF* – even though they probably have the money. Should they wish to throw some cash my way, however, I’m sure I could…

Sweet Chilli Mackerel Fishcakes with Soy & Garlic Pak Choi

I like a good, long title. I did have a short nap after writing that, but I’m confident that most of this post is actually finished now – that was definitely the hard bit. As you are probably aware by now, I am deeply and passionately in love with Wagamama. I haven’t had a single…

Lentil Shakshuka with Goat Cheese

Shakshuka (or shakshouka, or chakchouka or…) is a Mediterranean dish of eggs cooked in a spiced tomato sauce, sometimes served with feta – or other salty cheeses – crumbled over the top. Is it breakfast? Is it lunch? IS IT BRUNCH? Who’s to say. My favourite foods straddle that invisible line between morning and evening…

Coronation Chickpea Naan Pizza

It’s okay, you can say it; I’m a terrible person. I’ve been off gallivanting* and have subsequently completely neglected to post any recipes, in spite of the fact that several new ones have left my kitchen in the last month. I have taken very few photos, and mostly eaten stuff without thinking about what went into…

Cheats’ Lentils with Spicy Roasted Cauliflower & Lime

Let’s start off with the following: none of my posts are sponsored by anyone or anything. Only a fool would sponsor me to tell bad puns and write footnotes about how great my wife is.* However, should any rich fool wish to sponsor me, I have only the morals I can afford. Hit me up. Anyway,…

Rocket, Spinach & Watercress Soup

Sometimes, my friends… Sometimes you accidentally fall (mouth open) onto a chocolate Easter egg and consume half of it in one sitting. Such a thing could happen to anyone, I’m sure you’ll agree. But when this happens (as it does around this time of year), you need to reassert your virtue and maybe also remind…

Tuna & Artichoke Niçoise Salad

Salad is pretty boring – let’s just get that out there. Consuming leaves, as a concept, is a bit sad, but there are ways that you can make these things less punishing. For example, drowning said leaves in salad dressing, or putting the leaves one by one into a deep fat fryer. HOWEVER, this does…