Spiced Roasted Nuts with Rosemary & Sea Salt

These nuts! What a revelation. Such an easy snack to make, and so much healthier and more impressive than chips. They aren’t hot; they are spiced rather than spicy. If you want them to have a bit of spicy warmth, increase the cayenne pepper. This amount of nuts fits on one baking sheet for me…

Mozzarella-Stuffed Chilli Poppers with Mayo Salsa

Everyone has their personal favourite chilli popper, right? There’s battered, crumbed or baked in crunchy tortilla, they can be  filled with mozzarella, cream cheese or a combo of the two. And some have bacon! Either inside or wrapped around. The possibilities are endless, and that’s before we even get to the different dipping options. But…

Creamy Spinach Soup with Toasted Almonds

Coming into summer (although is it, really?) isn’t the most obvious time for soup, but there are still plenty of colder evenings. Last night = FREEZING. Or if you have an office as cold as mine, every lunchtime is soup-appropriate. I’m always in the market for a new blended soup – this one is really quick and…

Flaky Gruyere Shortbread

Fridays, for me, are synonymous with a 5pm glass of wine and snacks. All day I watch the clock and count the minutes until I can get home, relax and have a glass of wine with crispy snacks. Usually that’s chips. Because they are easy and I’m tired at the end of the week. But way, way better…

Seared Tuna with Chilli & Ginger

Seared tuna is a really quick and easy dish to make. The sesame seeds give a lovely flavour and crunch (not to mention the visual appeal) and it’s great as a main served with rice or as a fancy starter, with a few squares per individual side plate. Just make sure you have fresh, sashimi quality tuna, as…

Rustic Ravioli with Burnt Butter & Sage

Wonton wrappers are a revelation. Little squares of dough perfectly rolled, cut and stacked for your convenience. Ravioli is one of my favourite pastas, and if you haven’t experienced the joy of burnt butter and sage sauce, you need to get on that IMMEDIATELY. My latest cooking system is to serve a decent starter and…