Chorizo crisps are something I discovered recently and I think they're probably mildly addictive. Easy to make, they are a fantastic addition to this main course summer salad. It's something you can throw together very quickly, with the delicate smoked chicken given a spicy kick by the crunchy chorizo and unctuous harissa mayonnaise.
We're back from our summer hols. We went to Suffolk. Southwold to be precise. We always holiday in Suffolk; it's my attempt at creating childhood memories the boys can bore their own kids with. I regularly irritate them with rose tinted tales of crabbing in Cornwall. It's only right I allow them the same pleasurable adult pastime.
Not surprising that eggs have been called nature's multivitamin. I think we can safely say, eggs are our friends! Not only that, but eggs are the ultimate fastfood and there really is nothing else as nutritious that can be cooked as quickly.
I've discovered some intriguing guilt-free desserts such as paleo brownies, vanilla cupcakes that actually contain cannellini beans, and a new variation on the traditional blueberry muffin. The greatest discovery, though, was a new flour that I now consider one of my very favourites. It's low GI (glycemic) and gluten-free: coconut flour.
This is a simple risotto to make and the combination of peas, spinach and parmesan is delicious. It is very important that you cook the rice with the onion for the first few minutes so the rice will be hot when you add the hot stock. This way the rice will cook evenly and the risotto will have a chewy bite.
Are you master of the Margarita, boss of the Bellini or ruler of the Rob Roy? You could be exactly what Jamie Oliver's Drinks Tube are looking for with their brand new competition - Jamie Oliver's Search for a Cocktail Star with Bacardi... It's open to professionals and amateurs alike, whether you shake it up for family and friends only or if you're in a top hotel bar.
We ate the ravioli served on a dollop of steamed spinach, topped with a splash of Parmesan cream and scattered with crunchy, herby breadcrumbs in the form of pangrattato. It was delicious and James can be my sous chef any time he likes.
I committed the mortal sin of trying to impart my knowledge on her. It's exactly the kind of thing that used to drive me to distraction as a first time mother... Next time I see her I will make her these brownies as way of an apology and stop being such a know it all.
Did you know the combination of high heat and fat/oil can generate toxic substances which are harmful to our health or that water diminishes Vitamins B and C and fat reduces Vitamin A, D, E and K? These are my top healthy cooking methods. There are eight of them - challenge yourself to try a different one each day this week.
I was in the kitchen, playing with samphire. Very small pun intended - couldn't resist. Seeing what I could cook with this seasonal delicacy. Turns out that the salty sea green samphire is the perfect compliment to the earthy new potato. Match made in heaven.
To make the most of your weekend, and say a sorrowful/welcome goodbye to the World Cup for another four years (delete where appropriate), we've a whole host of Matchday Munchies on Food Tube!
Once you have moved to a country that boasts outdoor living, it is really hard to admit that for a few months of the year, the living is best kept inside, where there are fires and a distinct lack of Antarctic winds.
The Superfood! Does it wear spandex and emit powers from its fingers like any good superhero? Does it have a separate identity that only comes out when danger strikes? Will it save the day when junk food rears its ugly head? ... "There's no official definition of what makes a superfood"
My Nanna was a bespoke tailoress. She has tried to teach me to sew and knit over the years but I seem to have haberdasher's dyslexia. I miss stitches, misunderstand patterns, forget crucial knots and stages... These days, this is as close to sewing as I get and my are they things of beauty. Dainty button-shaped biscuits, zesty, pretty, rich and beautiful.
This cake idea was inspired by looking at my twitter feed and seeing how many people were preparing for Ramadan this year and the anticipation of Iftar. 'Iftar' which is the meal that is eaten to break fast. Usually starts with a date and some water followed by an array of protein, vegetables, carbohydrates...
This is a great one-pot recipe. Once you've browned the chicken, it bubbles away happily by itself until the last half hour, when you need to start adding the baby vegetables. Unlike a hearty winter stew, it's light and summery, but still packed full of flavour.