Tag: lunch

Cheese & Marmite Muffins

Cheese & Marmite Muffins

I devised these after a friend asked me to create a cupcake tower for her husband’s 40th birthday party. He is a huge fan of Marmite, so these muffins – topped with a swirl of cream cheese – were a quirky addition to the sweet […]

Family Four-Cheese Macaroni (with hidden veg)

Family Four-Cheese Macaroni (with hidden veg)

There are few things lovelier than a plate of creamy macaroni cheese for dinner. I made up this version when my daughter was just starting to join in with eating meals at the table, and it quickly became a favourite. Despite her willingness to eat […]

Wholemeal & White (’50/50′) Loaf

Wholemeal & White (’50/50′) Loaf

After the decadence of my previous post, I felt it was necessary to share something a little more wholesome. I also thought it was about time I included a basic bread recipe on my blog as it’s something I make so frequently, but was worried […]

Sweetcorn Cakes / Tamales (Cheesecake Factory-style)

Sweetcorn Cakes / Tamales (Cheesecake Factory-style)

This is the ultimate recipe for those of you who, like me, tasted heaven when scoffing the sweet corn cakes at the Cheesecake Factory, a popular American chain of restaurants with a dessert menu (unsurprisingly) focusing on cheesecakes. And delicious ones at that. But they […]

Scandi Oat & Honey Loaf (Havrebrød)

Scandi Oat & Honey Loaf (Havrebrød)

I have a bit of a weakness for bread in general, and to be perfectly honest, there is nothing, nothing nicer than a good homemade sourdough. But it does take time. Quite a lot of time, actually, and there is a lot to be said […]

Butter Butter Pie

Butter Butter Pie

This is like a hug in pie form. It’s a chunky vegetable double-crust pie, the focus being on butternut squash –  and butter beans, hence the name – with a creamy cheese and onion savoury sauce. It’s mild and soft enough to be liked by […]

Quinoa Salad with Peach, Pomegranate & Pecans

Quinoa Salad with Peach, Pomegranate & Pecans

…and feta. But it was already a mouthful of a title. A bit like the salad itself. This is no plate of floppy iceberg and not much else – no, this is salad done my way! Full of flavours that feel just right together, and […]

Vegan Cawl (Welsh stew) with herby dumplings

Vegan Cawl (Welsh stew) with herby dumplings

Cawl is technically Welsh for soup, but it has evolved to become the catch-all term for any casserole, stew or broth. (If you’re unsure how to pronounce it, try saying Cowell – as in Simon Cowell – but without the ‘e’ sound. That’ll do.) I […]

Italian Scones

Italian Scones

My Italian scones – cheesy name, cheesy goodness – are like the lovechild of a pizza and a scone, containing all the comforting flavours we know and love. I often throw together soda bread or plain scones when I’ve got last minute plans for a pasta […]

Leek & Caerphilly Cheese Tart

Leek & Caerphilly Cheese Tart

Although I happily made London my home some twelve years ago, I was born and raised in Wales and this is my own culinary tribute. Caerphilly cheese was one of my Grandad’s favourites. He would cut thick wedges of this deliciously crumbly cheese and sandwich […]