Chipotle Cream Beef Enchiladas

I’ll admit it: this photo was taken the day after. Yes, this is a leftover enchilada. Rarer than a unicorn, the leftover enchilada is a much-prized lunch item. However, they do soak up a lot of their sauce overnight, so their photographic potential is somewhat reduced. For years, Mexican Chicken Enchiladas have been one of my…

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…

Butternut, Kidney Bean & Caramelised Onion Quesadillas

I don’t know why I don’t eat quesadillas more often – they are like healthy pizzas! And I love pizza. True, some quesadillas are more cheese and grease than anything else, but they can actually be surprisingly substantial and protein-filled, particularly if you make them yourself. And fast, and crunchy – two of my favourite…

Butternut & Coriander Soup with Shredded Chicken

Winter is coming and it demands warm, comforting food. Both butternut and chicken are classic soup fare, so it’s no surprise that they go well together in this recipe. Normally I hate bits of anything in soup, but here the tender pieces of chicken make the soup feel more like a proper meal…I think it’s the combination…

Butternut, Avo & Coriander Salad

In summer, the hot weather makes salads, sushi and smoothies really appealing, but in winter, the thought of cold salad leaves makes me want to die. Dramatic? Maybe. But true. Thoughts of pizza, pasta and curries drive me crazy during the cold days, so I need weeknight alternatives to avoid feeling like a disgusting blob…

Butternut and Italian Tomato Lasagne with Goat’s Cheese

I am a serious carnivore. The kind that posts funny jokes like “If god didn’t want us to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?” on my facebook wall, and chuckles every time I see them. And what’s worse is that I am the type of meat-eater that vegetarians despise: I like…