Sweet Potato Fish Pie

A beautiful creamy fish pie full of fresh herbs and made a little lighter from a sweet potato topping.    Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes 1 pack of fish pie pieces, I used @abelandcole's (in fact it was the appearance of this in this week's 'fantastic fish box' that prompted me to make fish pie)…

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Spiced Cauliflower with Chickpeas

A real winter warmer... light and super nutritious.   Ingredients Large piece of ginger, chopped 2tsps cumin seeds 2tsps chilli flakes 2tsps turmeric Head of cauliflower broken into small florets 2-3 tomatoes, quartered Tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed Bag of spinach leaves Olive oil Sea salt and black pepper   Method Fry the ginger…

Squash, Bacon and Kale Soup with Butter Beans

This is a recipe I make loads at this time of year. These are exactly the flavours I crave when the temperature dips. It's a super simple recipe and I will often add or leave out certain things depending on what I have in the kitchen.     Ingredients 1 small butternut squash (or any…

Spiced Plum Compote

I love fruit compote as a snack with some yoghurt or over granola with honey for breakfast. This one with plums, spiced gently with star anise and cinnamon, is perfect for Autumn.   Ingredients 500g plums 300g boiling water 150g caster sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 3-4 whole star anise   Method Add the sugar to…

Cinnamon Spiced Apple Crisps

Some kind neighbours gave us some apples from their garden at the weekend. My mind immediately turned to all kinds of apple cake possibilities. But having just made a huge and very chocolatey chocolate cake for my daughter's birthday I wanted to do something a little healthier!   So here is the really very simple…

Roast Chicken with ‘Use Up’ Veggies

I am away for the weekend and wanted a dish that would use up a lot of the vegetables I had in the fridge and would also be simple to cook so that I could get on with packing. This fits the bill perfectly. The chicken is roasted separately on a rack above the veggies…