It’s officially winter, and that means that colds and flu are doing the rounds. So we reach to our comfort foods to make us feel better, and some of us go for the hearty sumptuous meals, and some even reach for the sugar! This isn’t a good idea when you’re suffering from a virus, as sugar can impact your immune system. The best way forward … Continue reading Recipe | Hearty, Healthy Soup To Kick That Cold Into Touch!
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
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
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
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
Not quite your traditional Belly Pork recipe Ingredients Serves 2 550g belly of pork (6 thick cut slices) smoked dry-cured streaky bacon – I use around 7 slices, but it’s your own preference 3 medium Cox’s apples, cored, and cut into thick slices 2 x medium onions, sliced into rings 2 x cloves garlic, peeled, and sliced 18 juniper berries 18 sage leaves 225ml dry … Continue reading Belly Pork with Apple Juniper & Cider
It might be later than usual, but autumn and winter are definitely coming. The evenings are getting shorter, the sky is getting darker, and the leaves CRUNCHY. This means heaters, colds and chapped lips! EEEEEEEK! Dry and chapped This can usually mean you might be dehydrated, so instead of swiping on another layer of lip balm, grab a tall glass of water. Staying hydrated, helps … Continue reading Keep Your Lips Kissable This Autumn