Wild mushroom, smoked garlic and butternut squash risotto

It would come as no surprise to people who have seen the rate at which I can shovel rice into my mouth, but I love it. In particular I love squidgy, carby risotto. Depending on the ingredients you use you can make it pretty healthy as well as being delicious (as long as you don’t add too much cheese). Personally, I found that once I’d … Continue reading Wild mushroom, smoked garlic and butternut squash risotto

3 – 2 – 1 Shortbread. A simple shortbread story.

As an aficionado of all sorts of baked goods it’s all to tempting to make (and eat) biscuits and cakes more often than I should. However, I usually reserve baking treats for times when I can share the delights (and the occasional disaster) with others. As my brother shares my passion for all things biscuity I decided to make some shortbread for when he visited … Continue reading 3 – 2 – 1 Shortbread. A simple shortbread story.

Roast red pepper, butternut squash and sweet potato soup

I find making soup somewhat therapeutic. I enjoy the methodical preparation of the vegetables and the anticipation of a warm, comforting, wholesome meal. Its won’t give you a food baby for the next 5 hours and you can make it to be low calorie without compromising on the taste. Roasting the vegetables in this recipe really brings out the flavour; especially the sweetness in the … Continue reading Roast red pepper, butternut squash and sweet potato soup

Kebabs and other Friday night treats

In my humble opinion sometimes there’s nothing better than marinated chicken. Its simple to do and extremely tasty. Tonight I made up a kebab recipe from the contents of my cupboard and it turned out pretty well. Ingredients for the marinade to make 4 kebabs: 2 chicken breasts a splash of soy sauce 1 dessert spoon of chilli sauce a generous splash of Henderson’s Relish … Continue reading Kebabs and other Friday night treats