Latest Recipes

Stuffed Courgette Flowers with a Tomato Salad "...the filling is rich, yet light, and goes beautifully with the slightly citrusy petals and the crunchy green courgettes...'

Prawns with Red Pepper Cardamom Soup "...a classy, zesty, lively dish, the sweet, salty prawns work beautifully with the rich, yet light sauce, and the warm, slightly spicy potatoes..."

Chilli Sans Carne "...authentically spicy and complex, with a fruity, zesty flavour from the peppers and tomatoes, balancing beautifully with the beans and chillies..."

Mushroom, Nut and Lentil Paté "...the rich mushroomy taste, with a hint of chive and a hint of brandy, is just delicious..." 

Spicy Cucumber and Shrimp Noodle Salad "...a match made in heaven between the gentle, wheaty flavour of the noodles, the sweet sea-y taste of the prawns, and the crisp green crunch of the cucumber, all sitting beautifully with the sweet, fairly spicy, fruity dressing..."

Pomegranate and Rose Ice Cream "...imagine what a really good quality rose Turkish Delight (lokum) ice cream might taste like and you get some idea of the delightfully complex flavours in this recipe..."

Watercress and Basmati Soup '...the lovely leafy flavour of the watercress, lifted by the yuzu, combines very nicely indeed with the richness of the basmati...'

Date and Tomato Chutney "...absolutely delicious, with a bright, juicy, fruity flavour, given extra depth, richness and sophistication by the use of dates..."

Mushroom, Tofu and Chilli Stir Fry "...the sauce, coming somewhere between East Asia and Mexico, is hot and sophisticated and lifts the veggies’ flavours to a rich, juicy, clever level..."

Broccoli Umami Appetiser "...the combination of the pine nuts, parmesan and truffle is especially appetising, and goes beautifully with the fresh green taste of the just-cooked broccoli..."

Haddock Paper Parcels with Blood Orange, Lentils & Greens "...the waft of a lovely dinner your diners get when they open the paper parcels is amazing, the orange and tarragon melding perfectly, sitting alongside the fish and veggies incredibly well..."

Lemon and Tarragon Poached Haddock with Beluga Lentils and Piquant Sauce "...the fish in its reduction/dressing is divine, sweet and warm and a little bit herby, while the lentils and greens go very well indeed with them..."

Spiced Haddock Tacos with Mango Salsa "...the creamy, sweet, spicy fish sits beautifully with the zesty, summery salsa, and the sweet, comforting corn tacos..."

Korean Vegetable Rice Bowl with Courgette Pickle "...just cooked veggies, creamy tasty rice, and a superb nutty, fruity sauce..."

Tantan Soup with Ramen, Pak Choi and Mad Eggs "...a deliciously comforting, nutty flavoured soup, with the noodles and pak choi and particularly the eggs providing a rich and tasty counterpoint..."

Miso Sprouts, Sushi Rice and Pickles "...lush and green and appetising, with an exotic hint from the miso..."

Lobster and Prawn Bisque '’s amazing how much flavour you can extract by baking the lobster and prawn shells... and baking some of the veg alongside the shells adds a layer of richness that works very well indeed...'

Gluten Free New York Baked Cheesecake with Raspberry Coulis "...a deliciously lemony mousse-like cheesecake... with a lovely firm, creamy texture...'

Roast Onion Soup with Cheese Toast "...a veggie (vegan if you omit the cheese and butter) version of the classic French Onion soup... has a rich, well structured flavour of caramelised onion..."

Tiger Milk Scallops "...the two sauces in perfect harmony flavour and enhance the sweet potatoes and ceviched scallops to make a gorgeous, sophisticated dish that amazes and delights..."

Japanese Potato Salad with Smoked Salmon and Boiled Eggs "......the potato salad in this dish is especially lovely, rich and flavoursome, satisfying and exotic, going very well with the salmon, the citrusy crème fraiche dressing, and the yolk oozing out of the boiled egg..."

Octopus, Parsnip and Orange Stew "...the lovely creamy sweetness of the finely chopped, and the richer, slightly caramelly flavour of the parsnip chunks cooked in the oven, and the orange and parsley tie it all together with the octopus beautifully..."

Pan Fried Sea Bass with Prawns in a Rich Prawn Sauce "...the sweet juicy sea bass and the vibrant prawns go very well with the rich, tomatoey, seafood sauce..."

Tuna Sashimi Salad with Quinoa and Miso Dressing "... the beautifully dressed salad goes very nicely indeed with the sweet, comforting tuna..."

Charred Tomato and Chipotle Chilaquiles with Avocado ", zesty and fairly fiery, with a beautiful tomato-y flavour, and hints of smokiness from the chipotle..."

Elderflower Cordial "...a lovely fresh, zesty flowery taste, especially good with ice cold sparkling water..."

Grilled Corn, Popcorn and Feta Salad "...the two iterations of cooked corn. and the avocado, the feta and that lovely zesty dressing, all go together incredibly well..."

Kanazawa Crab Broth "...a delight; sweet and savoury, rich and light, and very easy to make..."

Whipped Miso Tofu with Courgette, Pea and Mint "...the miso flavoured whipped tofu is light and elegant and incredibly flavourful, while the juicy green crunch of the courgettes and peas is lovely, all topped with a load of delicious fresh mint..."

Jackfruit Tacos with Fried Corn and Cashew Sauce "...zesty and lively and sophisticated, it’s an incredibly tasty vegan classic..."

Mediterranean Fishcakes with Turmeric, Tomato and Fennel Broth "...the fishcakes having a lovely herby, lemony flavour redolent of North Africa, while the soup, fragrant and fruity, comes direct from Marseilles..."

Mushroom and Feta Tacos with Apple Salsa "...the rich creamy taste of the mushrooms, the crisp, summery green of the cabbage and the sharp, sweet, hot salsa all go very well together wrapped in a corn tortilla..."

Chinese Corn and Crab Soup "...a real delight, lively and comforting, with a sophisticated, authentically Chinese taste..."

Gingery Mushrooms with Crispy Kale, Edamame Beans and Noodles "...the sweet, earthy, gingery mushrooms go so very well with the light, crisp, kale leaves, the soft sweet crunch of the beans, and the soft, comforting noodles..."

Sea Bass Fillets with Agrodolce and Herby Lentils "...the sweet/salty/juicy/creamy fish with its lovely crispy skin, the sweet/sharp/savoury shallots and the aromatic, herby, earthy crunch of the lentils all sit together very well indeed...'

Ancho, Corn and Prawn Soup "...the flavour is a perfect balance between the smoky, mildly fiery anchos, the sweet corn and the seafood tang of the prawns..."

Smoky Swede Carbonara "...the smoky paprika and smoked salt add a lovely dimension to the rich, luxurious sauce and pasta and the sweet, crunchy veggies..."

Fish Chowder with Dill Oil "...a fragrant, sophisticated, incredibly tasty fish soup that is even lovelier with a few blobs of dill oil floating greenly on the surface..."

Crab With Tequila in Corn Pancakes with Sweet Potato Croutons " amazing Mexican inspired combination of sweet seafood, sharp citrus and fiery chilli..."

Scallops Margarita "...the rich, zesty, almost savoury cocktails complement the sweet and salty seafood beautifully, while the flambéing process adds a light, smoky touch and a lovely citrusy sweetness..."

Tenderstem Broccoli/Asparagus with Roasted Tomato Dressing and Baked Lemon Ricotta "...the lightly cheesey ricotta cakes, the crunchy green veg and that gorgeously rich tomato sauce..."

Molé "...easy to make sauce has a deliciously rich, not-too-hot chilli and nut taste..."

Mexican Risotto "...that lovely creamy/crunch of the rice, with a beautiful, mildly spicy, tomatoey taste..."

Mexican Roast Tomato Soup with Queso Fresco "...beautifully rich and deeply flavoured..."

Hungarian Mushroom Soup "...a rich, complex, sophisticated flavour, which is more than the sum of its parts..."

Bao Buns with Xi’an Style Mushrooms and Greens "...the buns are sweet and fluffy and bready, the mushroom mix is hearty and rich..."

Yuzu Tofu Ice Cream "...both delicious and refreshing, with a rich, creamy, almost savoury taste..."

Monkfish and Prawn Tacos with Cabbage and Coriander Salad "...this lovely dish matches the spicy salt of the fish, the rich, creamy avocado, the sweet/savoury crispness of the salad and of course that all-important corny taco flavour..."

Crispy Black Lentils with Peaches and Shaved Pecorino "...a lovely salad, bringing together the lovely nutty flavour of the lentils and two very summery flavours, peach and basil..."

Soba Noodle Salad with Sesame Dressing "...this delicious Japanese noodle dish is rich and satisfying without being overfilling, going beautifully with some wakame seaweed..."

Sorrel Ice Cream with Strawberries "...flavour best described as a slightly chlorophyll-ish lemon meringue ice cream..."

Raspberry Gelato with Cocoa Nibs "...the luxurious, sharp fruity flavour sits very well with the rich, chocolatey nibs..."

Baked Egg Tortilla " and unctuous, flavoursome and sophisticated with the mozzarella chunks giving little bubbles of lovely cheesey flavour..."

Monkfish, Tomato and Chickpea Cazuela "...luscious and luxurious and hearty, clean and clever and sophisticated..."

Chipotles En Adobo "...smoky and fiery and works as a condiment for most Mexican dishes, used as a base for a tomato salsa or chilli con carne..."

Broad Bean, Pea and New Potato Quesadillas "...seemingly rustic, it is actually very sophisticated; the flavours come through in layers..."

Cachapas with Roasted Tomatoes and Creamed Avocado "...the sweet/savoury taste of the cachapas (a sort of corn pancake) going very well with the light, sweet creamy avocado mix and the rich, juicy tomatoes..."

Pan-Fried Halloumi and Roast Fennel Salad with Orange Dressing "...a rich, succulent, incredibly tasty salad, with the various flavours and textures going together wonderfully well..."

Sopas Filled with Slow Bean Soup "...The rich, sophisticated soup, both beany and chocolatey, goes wonderfully well with the warm, creamy sopas (little baked corn pastry cups)..."

Smoked Haddock Takikomi " and luxurious, sophisticated and classy, the gentle flavours and texture of the rice melding beautifully with the just cooked smoked fish..."

Miso-glazed Hake with Prawn Dumplings in Shiso Broth "...the sweet/sour flavour of miso, the sweet/salt taste of the prawns and the hake, and the clean, wholesome crunch and taste of the vegetables all work very well together..."

Scallop Ceviche with Avocado Puree, Cocoa Dressing and Corn Tortillas "...the chocolate, unsweetened, and the scallops, sweet and sea-ish, go incredibly well together, giving a luxurious mouthful, alongside the rich, creamy avocado and the superbly corny tacos..."

Miso Crab Salad "...A deliciously different way of presenting crab, this is a lovely summer dish; sweet and light and savoury and satisfying..."

Very Slow Cooked Black Bean Soup with Chocolate, Avocado and Tortilla "...the soup has a deep, rich beany flavour with a dark gentle hint of chocolate..."

Roast Butternut Squash with Caramelised Cranberries and Goat’s Cheese "...the sweet, caramelly cranberries working beautifully with the creamy goat’s cheese and the warm, veggie flavour of the squash..."

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Veggie Pancakes) "...tasty and satisfying, surprisingly complex and sophisticated, with crunchy, caramelised cabbage on the surfaces and round the edges, and a light, flavoursome, quite fluffy batter within..."

Chilled Mushroom Soup, Japanese Style "...a beautiful, intense, mushroomy and miso-y flavour, and a lovely smooth texture..."

The Best Vegetarian Ravioli* in the World, with Tomato Salsa "...the chard/cheese/herb filling tastes amazing, and they all work beautifully together with the vegetable stock; nothing dominates, everything sits together perfectly..."

Truffly Mushroom Quesadillas "...the crunch of the tortilla wraps works well with the rich, luxurious cheese and mushroom filling, while the tomato salsa sets it off very well..."

Donburi, or Japanese Rice Bowls "...a lovely way of eating, warm and welcoming and nurturing, you can mix the fish and miso soup and rice and accompaniments in all sorts of lovely ways..."

Vegan Florentine with Turmeric Hollandaise "...a satisfying melange of cooked and raw veg, with an amazing hollandaise-like sauce that just happens to be completely vegan..."