Quick & Easy Pizza

Ingredients For the dough 300g strong bread flour 1 tsp instant yeast (from a sachet or a tub) 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling For the tomato sauce 100ml Passata 1 tsp Dried Basil 1 tsp Dried Parsley Toppings Ideas 125g ball mozzarella, sliced or pearls Grated Cheese handful grated or shaved Parmesan handful cherry tomatoes, halved Olives Pepperoni Sundried … Continue reading Quick & Easy Pizza

Italian Meatballs

Ingredients For the meatballs 1lb ground beef 2 eggs 1⁄4cup milk 1⁄2cup breadcrumbs 1⁄2tsp salt 1 tbsp fresh parsley 2 garlic cloves, minced 1⁄2tsp fresh ground pepper ¼ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (or parmesan), freshly grated ¼ tsp black pepper 1½ tbsp olive oil For the Sauce 1 tbsp olive oil 1 Brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 24 oz / 700 g tomato passata, though … Continue reading Italian Meatballs

Pork Fillet with a Mushroom Sauce

Ingredients Pork fillet, cut into medallions – I usually do around 4 per person 55g butter salt, and ground pepper (to season) Freshly cracked pepper – add your preferred amount 175 gChestnut mushrooms, sliced 2 shallots, thinly chopped 50 ml Dry Brandy 50 ml dry white wine Carton of Oatly Creamy Oat (if dairy free)  – Single cream is good if you’d prefer Fresh veg and baby … Continue reading Pork Fillet with a Mushroom Sauce

Belly Warming Beef Stew

Ingredients 2 celery sticks, thickly sliced 1 onion, chopped 2 leeks, sliced 2 carrots, halved lengthways then very chunkily sliced 3 bay leaf 3 sprigs thyme 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 tsp dried rosemary 1 small glass red wine 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp butter 2 tbsp plain flour 2 tbsp tomato purée 400 ml beed stock 500g stewing beef, cut into nice large chunks Method … Continue reading Belly Warming Beef Stew

Bolognese with an Olive difference

Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 x Brown onion, finely chopped 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon, finely chopped 2 x Garlic cloves, finely chopped or crushed if preferred 1 Celery stick, finely chopped 1 x Carrot, chopped into small pieces 450g minced beef 2 tbsp tomato paste 400g can chopped tomatoes 150ml beef stock 1 small glass of red wine Chopped olives – I tend … Continue reading Bolognese with an Olive difference

Sage & Apple Pork With Mustard Mash

Ingredients 4 x  Pork loin chops 1 tbsp sunflower oil 2 Cox apples, cored and cut into 8 segments each 2 medium onions, sliced 2 garlic cloves, sliced ½ tbsp plain flour 500ml strong dry cider 1 tbsp cider vinegar 8 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 300g cooked green beans, to serve For the mash 900g King Edward or Maris Piper potatoes 85g butter 3 tbsp … Continue reading Sage & Apple Pork With Mustard Mash

Steak Pie

Ingredients 900g/2lb stewing steak, cut into cubes Plain flour, seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper –  for dusting 1 tbsp Olive oil 2 Onions, sliced 1 Knob Butter 2 x Carrots, chopped 1 tbsp chopped Fresh thyme salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 x Pot hot beef stock 225g/8oz ready-rolled puff pastry 1 free-range egg, beaten Method Lightly dust the cubed steak with … Continue reading Steak Pie

Sausage and Bean Casserole

Ingredients 1–2 tbsp oil 12 good quality pork sausages 6 rashers rindless streaky bacon, roughly sluced 2 leeks, thinly sliced 1 x Red bell pepper, deseeded and chopped 1 x Yellow bell pepper, deseeded and chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 x 400g/14oz can chopped tomatoes 300ml/10fl oz chicken stock 2 tbsp tomato purée 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp dark brown muscovado sugar 2 … Continue reading Sausage and Bean Casserole