Lentil Bolognese

This has always been one of my favourite recipes from my first book ‘Cooking Without’ and it’s such a useful standby. I like to make it in quantity, preferably in the slow cooker so that I don’t even
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Ginger and Orange Cake

A friend made this recently for a yoga day she was running as she wanted to serve some healthy treats. I hadn’t made it for years and had forgotten how good it is. It was a hit with everyone. Once a r
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Chicken and Chorizo Tray Bake

This whole meal on a tray can be prepared ahead of time and popped into the oven when you are ready to eat. If you line the tray there will be very little washing up and the food is a real treat – sub
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Pasta with Squid and Chorizo

If you keep diced chorizo in the freezer, as well as frozen squid, this recipe will only take minutes to make, yet the combination of colours, textures and flavours puts it in the gourmet class.
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Chicken and Chinese Five-spice Casserole

This is a favourite recipe of mine – chicken in a mild and delicately flavoured creamy sauce. It’s one I often turn to when friends are coming to supper and I want a dish that I know they will love.
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Blueberry Bakewell Muffins

These moist, almondy muffins work well with blackcurrants or halved raspberries instead of blueberries. You can also use freeze-dried fruit instead of the fresh fruit, but you will need less as the fl
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Raspberry and Coconut Ice Cream

I usually use frozen raspberries from the supermarket in this
ice cream for a quick and easy but delicious dessert.
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Almond and Carob Torte

As carob tortes go, this is a pretty foolproof version and one that produces a really moist and yummy feast. Why not double the quantity and make extra? It keeps well in the fridge for 2–3 days but al
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