Beet Salad with Walnuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Pomegranate & Labne

Bright, lively and above all nutritious my beet salad is based around 4 simple ingredients; beetroot, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and pomegranate. These ingredients are packed with essential vitamins and minerals to give you the energy to get the most out of life. The addition of labne, fresh mint and sumac gives the dish a Middle Eastern flavour, perfect for lifting the spirits in the cold … Continue reading Beet Salad with Walnuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Pomegranate & Labne

Crab, Fennel & Coconut Laksa with Noodles, Bok Choy, Thai Basil

This is a delicious Malaysian soup packed full of deep flavours and enhanced with the lovely aniseed tang of fennel. To make the laksa paste simply chop 1 inch of peeled ginger and 2 sticks of lemongrass. Blitz in a food processor with 2 red chilies (remove the seeds if you don’t want it too hot), 2 cloves of garlic, 1 shallot, a teaspoon of ground … Continue reading Crab, Fennel & Coconut Laksa with Noodles, Bok Choy, Thai Basil

Chicken Liver & Black Truffle Pate

Although this is a very straightforward recipe, the high butter content means care and attention is needed to avoid the pate splitting. Make sure your butter is soft and the cream is warm; this will allow the ingredients to amalgamate successfully. Soaking the livers in cold milk before cooking  removes any excess blood, resulting in a mellower flavour. It’s not essential but it certainly produces … Continue reading Chicken Liver & Black Truffle Pate

Beetroot Soup with Toasted Cumin & Crème Fraiche

Available throughout the winter fresh English beetroot comes in a myriad of shapes, sizes and colours. Packed with essential minerals and vitamins it’s a wonderfully versatile ingredient that can be eaten raw, marinated, boiled, baked or roasted. Cut or peeled beetroot has a tendency to bleed during cooking, losing precious nutrients, diluting its vibrant colour and impairing both its flavour and texture, so it’s imperative … Continue reading Beetroot Soup with Toasted Cumin & Crème Fraiche