Tomato and thyme baked cod

This is one of the best weeknight recipes I’ve found. It’s quick, delicious, healthy, and doesn’t actually need any fresh ingredients (and this is a good thing when you get home in the evening, after a long day, and realise you don’t have any fresh ingredients in the house!) It’s also very flexible (you can…

Breakfast dinner salad

Just when I thought I had found the world’s best salad, the very next evening (a Monday of all evenings!) I come across a close second contender! It is described as a breakfast salad, and while a salad is not something I’d really consider having for breakfast, I’d certainly be happy with most, if not…

Irresistible beef ragu

Italians, I have your secret to a delicious ragu! This is sublime and tastes like something I would marvel at Italy and never hope to replicate at home. I think the secret to this ragu, actually, is to get amazing beef from your local butcher. We bought a rib of beef (well, two ribs worth)…

Spicy turkey chilli con carne

You need a few different things for this chilli but they’re not hard to get and that’s what puts this chilli above the other, somewhat bland, bolognese style chilli’s I’ve made before. Once you add the spices in, the taste and texture completely change and the whole thing takes on a new flavour. Ingredients for…

Spanish stuffed aubergines

This is a delicious dish and a bit of a change to the casseroles and stews that become ubiquitous at this time of year. It’s a vegetarian dish but if you’re keen to include meat, you could happily add tuna (as we have in the pictured dish) or chorizo but I’d say try it without…

Pyrenees chicken

This is a great dish if you’ve got lots of people to feed and also it’s super versatile and will go with lots of different sides. The recipe I followed was from Movida which is a Spanish food cookbook, which I confess I don’t use as often as I should due to the amount of preparation usually…