Simnel biscuits recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE These easy biscuits take inspiration from the flavours of a classic Easter simnel cake. The dough can be stamped into simple rounds or spring shapes, like these egg-delivering bunnies, using seasonal cutters. Cook’s tip: Leave the biscuits plain or, to decorate, cut out … Read more

Pan-fried chicken breast with green peppercorn sauce recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I do love a green peppercorn sauce; you can serve it with any meat, such as pork, veal or venison, but it’s delicious with chicken. There are lots of brands of peppercorns out there, some better than others, or you can buy them … Read more

Salad frisée with quail’s eggs and lardons recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A version of one of those all-time great French classics and dead easy to execute. If you have bread that needs using up, make some croutons to throw over the salad, and you can easily swap boiled quail’s eggs for poached hen’s eggs if … Read more

Cheesy egg slice and hash brown buns recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A soft breakfast bun filled with wobbly, custardy, cheesy egg slice and crunchy hash browns is definitely one of the very best ways to satisfy a group’s eggy cravings. If it helps logistically, the egg slice could be made and portioned in advance, … Read more

Dishoom-style bacon and egg naan recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The freshness, pliability and quality of the bread makes or breaks an egg-filled naan. But when it’s good, oh boy, is it good. If you (as I) are lucky enough to be able to source fresh naan locally, then do that. If not, … Read more

Pizza baked eggs recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The base for these eggs echoes the flavours of a pizza alla marinara. I’ve added a few olives and anchovies at the end, partly because they go so well with eggs, but also because in my mind they’re the best pizza toppings. For … Read more

Sweet-spiced eggy bread with fennel-seed strawberries recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Also known as French toast or pain perdu, a sweet eggy bread sits neatly in the ‘dessert for breakfast’ category. I like to use double cream in the egg mix to encourage a slightly custardy finish (you could replace that with full-fat milk) … Read more

Poached eggs with ’nduja butter and spinach recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Calabrian ’nduja (spreadable pork sausage) is fiery, fruity and salty. Ideal with eggs, then. It mellows a little once incorporated into melted butter – although admittedly that is still a rich combination; even more so when joined by molten egg yolk. But there’s … Read more

Pizza panini recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This recipe uses ciabatta and classic pizza toppings for a delicious, Italian-inspired hot sandwich. A panini press compresses the bread as it cooks for a beautifully crusty finish but great results can also be achieved using a heavy griddle or frying pan.  Timings  … Read more

Brie, honey and hazelnut brioche toastie recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This golden toastie walks the perfect line between sweet and savoury. Brie works brilliantly here thanks to its low melting point, which means the cheese turns soft and gooey moments after it hits the pan. If you fancy, add a little chopped garlic … Read more

Halloumi and harissa toastie recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Halloumi doesn’t melt as such but softens beautifully when warmed. Like all good toasties, it’s best eaten straight away. Great served with a handful of crisps on the side. Timings  Prep time: 5 minutes  Cooking time: 10 minutes  Serves 1 Ingredients Olive oil, … Read more

Classic cheese and onion toastie recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE While cheese and finely chopped raw onion, shallots or chives will always make a smashing pairing, gently cooking sliced onions until golden will take your toastie to the next level.  Make double or triple the quantity of onions and store in an airtight … Read more

Ham hock and celery soup recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE You can buy ham hocks smoked or unsmoked, and while the former will deliver more depth of flavour, either will work for this dish. If you can buy leaf celery, with its balance of small, tender stalks and leaves, it’s great here too. … Read more

Jerusalem artichoke soup with chestnuts recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Jerusalem artichokes are so versatile, delicious roasted, puréed or raw to be shaved into salads. If you grow them yourself you’ll know that once you’ve planted them they come back annually from the ones you miss or chop in half while digging. I … Read more

Red mullet soup recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Quite apart from its striking skin colour, red mullet is amazingly flavourful. It’s great for soup as even the bones are full of richness. It’s not even essential to use fish flesh for this, though a cooked fillet chopped up for an embellishment … Read more

Spaghetti with cockles recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This British take on spaghetti alle vongole uses cockles instead of the traditional clams. The version here is great, but if you can get your hands on three-cornered leek, which is plentiful right now, you can swap out the garlic and parsley and … Read more

Rustic maltagliati with squash and chilli recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Maltagliati is a rough-cut, squarish pasta popular in Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region. Cipriani Food calls its version tagliardi (available online and quick to cook) and I really like using it in vegetable pasta dishes like this or with a meat ragu base.  If you … Read more

Macaroni ai due formaggi (two-cheese macaroni) recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is a rich, straightforward two-cheese pasta that you can make with any tube shape (or indeed any pasta shape you fancy). It’s simple to make as all you need to do is melt mozzarella with Parmesan and cream to make a sauce, … Read more

Onglet à l’échalote with Beaujolais sauce recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Onglet is one of my favourite cuts of meat, it has such great flavour. The sauce is the one my grandma, Joséphine, used to make me. Timings Prep time: 15 minutes plus 20 minutes to rest Cook time: 50 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients … Read more

Saucisson brioche with Beaujolais sauce recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Lyon at its best. This dish is a little more complex than most to make, but is well worth it. Timings Prep time: 40 minutes, plus proving time and overnight resting Cook time: 1 hour 10 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients For the saucisson … Read more

French onion soup with croutons recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE In Lyon, bouchons are small, convivial inn-style places, which serve hearty rustic food. This is a classic dish found in these signature restaurants.  Timings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 90g salted butter 800g … Read more

Roman chicken stew with peppers recipe 

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This rich chicken stew can be frozen once and eaten the following day for lunch with crusty bread.  Timings Prep time: 10 minutes, plus 30 minutes cooling time Cook time: 1 hour 25 minutes  Serves four Ingredients 3 bell peppers (red or a mixture of … Read more

Slow cooker lamb and orzo casserole recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Greek cooking is so much more than feta and olives. Cinnamon, bay leaves and cloves add spicy warmth to this rich and hearty casserole. It can be left to cook all day while you are out, then all you need to do when … Read more

Slow cooker bolognese with big pasta recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I really like cooking pasta in my slow cooker, not least because it means less equipment and less washing up. The only trick – and this is a good thing for the carb-conscious – is not to add too much pasta. A cup … Read more

Slow cooker Tex Mex black bean and lentil nachos recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE With a tin or two of lentils and beans, you’ll always be able to conjure up a fuss-free supper. For this Tex Mex-inspired treat, all you need to do is tip everything into the slow cooker and a couple of hours later you’re … Read more

Slow cooker Mexican-inspired prawns with rice recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Your slow cooker makes really good steamed rice, as it works in much the same way as a rice cooker. Just make sure you give the rice a thorough rinse beforehand. Once the rice is cooked, you can top it with light ingredients; … Read more

Deep-fried cauliflower with Korean spicy ketchup recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This battered and deep-fried approach, teamed with the punchy sauce, works just as well with pieces of chicken or fish (such as monkfish) as it does with cauliflower or broccoli.  Gochujang – a Korean chilli-pepper paste made with fermented soya beans and glutinous … Read more

Shaved cauliflower salad with pine nuts and raisins recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Raw cauliflower, thinly sliced with a knife or mandolin (please use a hand guard!), makes the base for a great salad. Different-coloured cauliflowers are ideal here, especially if you want to turn this into a larger platter (something I often do with a … Read more

Fillet of hake with roasted cauliflower mash recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Mashed cauliflower is a great accompaniment to any fish. I’ve even served it with a Sunday roast before, when I bought slightly blemished cauliflowers that would otherwise have ended up in the bin. You can stick with just the mashed cauliflower here, or … Read more

Cauliflower steak with lamb’s liver and shallot sauce recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Roasting cauliflower until it’s caramel-brown really changes the flavour of what could potentially be a bland vegetable. I love serving it cooked like this with offal, such as kidneys, liver and even heart. You can use any liver for this – lamb, veal … Read more

Le Caprice chopped steak Americain recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Like a lot of customer favourites (including salmon fishcakes, bang bang chicken and a dessert of iced berries), chopped steak was never taken off the menu at Le Caprice. This is rather like a steak haché – or a large burger without the … Read more

Le Caprice crispy duck and watercress salad recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I initially put this on the Le Caprice menu with crispy pork and sales were steady, but something told me it should have been crispy duck. The change was an instant success. Timings Prep time: 20 minutes, plus cooling time Cook time: 1 … Read more

Le Caprice eggs Arlington recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sunday brunch at Le Caprice was a busy session with a menu very different to the rest of the week, featuring classics like chowder, corned beef hash and kedgeree. I introduced this dish to it 30-odd years ago. I’ve featured it on my menus … Read more

Spinach and tinned tomato strata recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sometimes known as a breakfast casserole, a strata is a great brunch dish. If ever I’m too late to the shop to pick up a fresh baguette, I buy a couple of bake-at-home ones and cook them as soon as I get home to give … Read more

Garlic and tinned tomato roast chicken recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE My grandad introduced me to the joys of slathering a chicken in garlic. I don’t just mean a few cloves, I mean a few heads of garlic. I tone it down a little nowadays, but I still include his overnight marinating technique, so … Read more

Tinned cherry tomato orzo recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Whenever I cook with orzo I feel like I’m using some uber-modern hybrid of pasta and rice, but of course it’s not a modern ingredient at all. Orzo cooks so quickly it’s great for speedy dinners. Once you’ve mastered it, play with the … Read more

Fried duck eggs with devilled livers recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A good old fried egg is a great vehicle for all sorts of garnishes, both luxurious and humble. I remember once waiting for a seat at the vibrant Barcelona tapas bar El Quim de la Boqueria and studying the fried egg with foie … Read more

Masala omelette recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is my favourite breakfast omelette and it’s especially good if you like a bit of spice first thing. You can add chopped fresh tomatoes to the mixture when in season, and make individual omelettes or a large one to share, as you … Read more

Baked eggs with brown shrimps recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Years ago I bought some cute little cast-iron egg dishes in New York, made exactly for meals like this. However, scallop shells work just as well, and luckily there are always plenty kicking around where I live (usually used to decorate the garden or serve … Read more

Floating islands with poached rhubarb recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A classic French dish, îles flottantes makes separate use of the yolk and white of an egg to produce a rather bizarre but nevertheless delicious dessert. Garnish it with any fruit you fancy – because of the warm winter weather I still had … Read more

Burrata with honeycomb and black cherries recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Burrata is a delicious, creamier version of mozzarella that lends itself surprisingly well to desserts. If you can’t find burrata, use mozzarella or even ricotta sweetened with a little honey. There are some good artisan honeycomb bars out there, either plain or coated … Read more

Pork steak with apple and celery salad recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I’ve used a pork loin steak here, which is the equivalent of a sirloin steak. You could make this with a pork tenderloin fillet or even a chop or cutlet, or an escalope cut from the leg if your butcher is feeling creative. … Read more

Smoked mackerel on toast with horseradish butter recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Smoked mackerel is a great convenience food that can be slightly warmed then flaked into a salad, or served as cold fillets with a dollop of horseradish and some peppery leaves, among so many other ideas. It’s certainly one of the most popular … Read more

Chilli and black bean mussels with noodles recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I first made this dish during lockdown as my children were really enjoying mussels, and I decided to bulk it up with some noodles to stretch them out. I hold back on the amount of chilli I use in this for my family, but I do love … Read more

Kimchi recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Kimchi is a Korean staple that is considered essential to good health and wellbeing. It just so happens to be a major hyperfood, a food that is particularly rich in cancer-beating molecules – polyphenols, flavonoids, terpenoids, botanical polysaccharides, to name a few. Timings … Read more

Pret-style chicken and avocado protein bowl recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Protein bowls are a popular choice for those who follow a low-carbohydrate diet or are looking to increase their protein intake. This type of salad offers fibre too and should ensure you stay full until dinner time, though you can always add cooked … Read more

Crunchy chocolate and peanut butter bark recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Three simple ingredients are all it takes to make this shamelessly sweet and salty treat. Before the bark hardens, sprinkle with the peanuts and place in the fridge to set. Timings Prep time: 5 minutes, plus setting time Cook time: 5 minutes Serves … Read more

Chocolate and banana sourdough toastie recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is no ordinary toastie. It’s an amped-up version of French toast – layered with slivers of banana and dotted with melting chocolate chips. The molten, magnificent mess that’s created between two sweetened slices of bread is unbelievable. This is bound to be bookmarked … Read more

Comforting glazed marble loaf cake recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Marvel at the hypnotic vanilla and cocoa swirl of this light loaf cake’s marbled centre. With an added touch of sweetness from the glaze, you’ll be cutting a slice for afternoon tea, an after-dinner snack, and perhaps even a cheeky breakfast.  For best results, … Read more

Steamed chocolate puddings with hot fudge sauce recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The decadent chocolate chips and hot, glossy fudge sauce are why I always come back to this fail-safe recipe. Timings Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Serves 5 Ingredients For the puddings 2 medium eggs 100g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra … Read more

Crispy fish tortillas with clementine salsa recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I’ve served these many times at food festivals and they are a great way to use up fish-fillet trimmings (saved in the freezer for a rainy day) if you cook a lot of fish at home. As they are cut into small pieces, coated in flour … Read more

Black bean tortillas with squash salsa recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Beans are a common filling in tortillas, frequently slow cooked and softly textured, but delicious in salsas like this too. The beans I’ve used are known as black badger, otherwise called carlin peas or pigeon peas, but you could use any dried bean … Read more

Pork neck tortillas with green chilli sauce recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I like to use these uncommon cuts, as the neck has a great flavour and texture, and enough muscle fat to give the cut moisture during cooking. You can add a bit of offal like kidney or liver, which I did in Mexico, and it gives … Read more

Prawn Thermidor tortillas recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I first tried this dish, made with lobster, while in Havana, stopping off on a long drive down the coast to a fishing lodge. I’ve made it since with both prawns and lobster and friends still request it on fishing trips; swap the … Read more

Breakfast cereal gelato recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Boxes of breakfast cereal rarely get fully eaten in our household, which I find baffling. So, I turned Weetabix remnants into gelato, which doesn’t hang about for long. I’ve used a little honey as well as sugar in the mix, in homage to … Read more

Coffee ground cookies recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE You can save spent coffee grounds until a cookie urge strikes: freeze them in a ziplock bag, then defrost before use. Timings Prep time: 15 minutes, plus 1 hour chilling Cook time: 12 minutes Makes About 20 Ingredients 180g plain flour 40g skinned … Read more

Smoky vegetable dip recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is a bit like baba ghanoush, the Middle Eastern aubergine dip, in that it’s garlicky, smoky and moreish.  I love broccoli in the mix but it’s delicious with any veg – especially specimens that have, erm, ‘caramelised’ a bit too much in … Read more

Leftover soup muffins recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is based on a recipe I saw in a French issue of Elle magazine, and it really does work. The soup serves as the liquid for the batter but also delivers lots of extra flavour. And it’s a great way to use … Read more

Ham, cabbage, apple and mustard gratin recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is such a delicious way to use up ham – it’s rich, certainly, but the apple offers bright contrast to the cream and salty meat. You could serve this as a side dish but I think it’s a main meal, a centrepiece … Read more

Bread tart with greens, pine nuts and raisins recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I’ve made this tart case with white, sourdough and sliced seedy bread – both stale and fresh. The type and freshness will dictate how much water you need, so add it gradually. Timings Prep time: 25 minutes, plus cooling Cook time: 45 minutes … Read more

Chicken stock rice with spiced roast carrots, dates and feta recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE My pan of chicken stock has found its way into all sorts of things this week, from an egg drop soup to a stocky pasta (pan of stock, lasagne sheets, lots of lemon and Parmesan) and a risotto with dried mushrooms.  This recipe, … Read more

Mushroom stroganoff baked potatoes recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE One of the ingredients that doesn’t work well with baked potatoes is meat – it seems to overwhelm the potato, or just steals its thunder (unless you’re using a sauce made with mince). This stroganoff delivers a meatiness that is far more successful.   … Read more

Cauliflower cheese baked potatoes recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I love cauliflower cheese, but I don’t always want to make cheese sauce. This is less demanding – plus you get cauliflower cheese and potatoes in one dish. Timings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 20 minutes Serves  2 Ingredients 2 … Read more

Baked sweet potatoes with honey-roast feta, olives, beetroot and mint recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is deceptively simple. In addition to the potato you only have to cook the feta and do some quick-pickled slices of onion. But look at the mixture of punchy flavours that meet here; there isn’t a dull mouthful.   Use coriander instead of mint, … Read more

Lamb shank pie with pickled red cabbage recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The thinking behind this was to make Lancashire hotpot – which is served with pickled red cabbage – into a pie, but I think it has ended up being more like Irish stew in a pie! Lamb shanks aren’t cheap but they produce … Read more

Sticky toffee pudding cake recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I always seem to detect coffee when I eat sticky toffee pudding so, being a coffee lover, I decided to add coffee to a cake based on the pudding. If you feel you won’t like that, use freshly brewed tea instead. This is … Read more

Pumpkin and bean soup with parsley pesto bread recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE If you don’t want to make the bread, just make the pesto and spoon some on to each serving of soup, or offer a bowl of it at the table. It’s a good idea to keep Parmesan rinds. They give such an intense … Read more

Ox cheek hotpot with ginger recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I often eat this dish in Chinatown, and in some restaurants it’s cooked with tripe, tendons and flank – all of which take a long time to cook in order to be tender but are well worth it.   You can serve this with … Read more

Polenta on the table with beef ragu recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Twenty years ago or so, the late chef Antonio Carluccio invited me for dinner at his house. After a few whiskies (his favourite drink), he appeared from the kitchen with a saucepan of polenta and promptly poured it all over his wooden farmhouse … Read more

Beef flank, ale and oyster pies recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Pies are a great way to use less expensive yet full-flavoured meat cuts, such as flank and shin of beef and ox cheeks. Tucking in a few oysters adds a touch of luxury. Buying a specific cut of braising beef will ensure you … Read more

Thai hanger steak salad recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Hanger or butcher’s steak is one of my favourite cuts. You might see it classed as offal, as it sits under the kidneys and takes on a little of the offal taste, but don’t let that put you off. It’s full of flavour … Read more

Creamy parmesan beans with broccoli and crispy sausage recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This week’s Friday night dinner has all the ingredients of a classic broccoli sausage pasta, where the broccoli cooks down to a mush (counterintuitive for those of us who were traumatised by mushy school dinner broc – trust me when I say it … Read more

Black pudding with buttery squid and a fried egg recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Peter Gott at Sillfield Farm in Cumbria has been making me a bespoke, soft European-style black pudding for probably 20 or so years. It’s soft and meaty and has a good hint of background spice (not often found in British black pudding) and … Read more

Ricotta hotcakes and bacon with maple syrup recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is one of Bill Granger’s classic dishes and I’ve made it ever since trying it at his restaurant in Sydney.  I make these with gluten-free self-raising flour as I find it lighter, but feel free to use normal self-raising flour if you … Read more

Labneh with toasted nuts and honey recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Labneh is basically strained Greek yoghurt that ends up, depending how long you leave it, like a soft cheese. It can be sweet or savoury and is cheap to make.  In Mediterranean countries it often appears in some form on the breakfast table … Read more

Mushrooms with a breadcrumb crust and poached egg recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is delicious as it is, but I sometimes also add some diced streaky bacon when cooking the onion, or some hollandaise if I can be bothered to make it.  Seek out really large field or Portobello mushrooms if you can. Timings Prep … Read more

Chilli beef mac and cheese recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This dish uses as its base a rich minced-beef ragu recipe, found here, extended by the beans and the pasta to give you enough food for dinner for 4. I’d have a green salad on the side, too. Timings Prep time: 15 minutes … Read more

Beef with mushrooms and Marsala recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE It’s amazing what mushrooms – and dried mushrooms – can do. The meat becomes more beefy, rich in umami flavours. This dish uses a simple batch of cooked mince as its base, found here. Timings Prep time: 10 minutes, plus soaking time Cook … Read more

Beef keema recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE An old favourite that can be created with this simple batch-cook mince recipe as its base. This was the first Indian dish I ever cooked because it was based on mince and I could get my hands on nearly all of the ingredients. … Read more

Simple beef mince recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is not as simple as the mince and tatties – mince and potatoes – that I grew up on, but it’s still kept plain for batch-cooking purposes, so that ingredients can be added afterwards to flavour each portion differently. It’s basically an … Read more

Peruvian-style chicken and coriander soup recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This gorgeous chicken soup is a riff on a Peruvian recipe called aguadito de pollo, but I’ve taken a quick detour via Mexico with the addition of kidney beans. If you are in need of some filling, sustaining protein this is the healthy … Read more

Multi-veg and cheddar soup recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The key to a really delicious soup? Cheese. But of course cheese is very calorific, so here I use just enough to enrich the flavour and enhance the texture. The soup is blended to a very smooth consistency, reminiscent of a French potage … Read more

Salmon and prawn chowder recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Did you know ‘chowder’ is derived from the French word ‘chaudière’, or cauldron? You don’t have to make this in a cauldron by the way, it will still taste absolutely delicious. Serve with lemon wedges to squeeze over, which gives the soup a … Read more

Spiced black bean and spinach soup recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE When minimising calories it’s important not to minimise flavour in the process. The best way to avoid this is by using plenty of spices, as showcased in this recipe. This soup provides a big bowl of goodness, bags of flavour, and is extremely … Read more

Carrot, lemon and ginger soup recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Carrot and coriander is a classic soup combination, but the real genius here is the base of red lentils, which makes it more filling, and the addition of lemon zest and ginger which elevates the flavour to a whole new level. Serve with … Read more

Green lentil, tomato and watercress soup recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This hearty soup is the definition of nutrient-dense, in other words providing maximum nutrition for the minimum amount of calories. Serve with a wholemeal pita bread (1 pita = 145 calories) for a truly satisfying supper. Timings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: … Read more

Mexican ‘all-day brunch’ bowl recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE If you love the flavours of Mexico – avocado, tomato, chillies, lime – then this is a healthy, low-calorie assembly you can call on at any time of day. At just 312 calories, why not add a slice of crunchy wholegrain toast for … Read more

Supercharged salad recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The main event here is iron, but this ‘supercharged’ salad also contains vitamins A, C, E and K, calcium, magnesium and zinc. It can be easy to miss out on key micronutrients when you are consuming fewer calories, so this salad is a … Read more

Vietnamese-style chicken salad recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE I’m yet to meet anyone who doesn’t enjoy the zingy freshness of Vietnamese food, so I’m sure you are going to love this aromatic chicken salad. The recipe uses pre-cooked chicken, so allow extra time if you need to pan-fry some from raw. … Read more

Puy lentil, tomato and goat’s cheese salad recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE If you aren’t already a fan of the pre-cooked lentils and grains you can buy in pouches, then perhaps this recipe will convert you. They are a simple way to get lean plant protein and lots of fibre into your diet, and can … Read more

King prawn and pea baked biryani recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is a mildly spiced, baked rice dish that is very family-friendly, not too hot but super tasty. You can make the dish up to the point where the stock is added, then cover it with a lid or some foil and pop … Read more

Baked salmon with tangy kiwi salsa recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A simple salmon supper is something we all need up our sleeve. Here, the fish is baked in parchment to keep it tender, and the tangy salsa brings the whole thing to life. Serve over egg noodles (50g cooked weight = 69 calories). Timings … Read more

Pan-fried rainbow trout with mushrooms and chard recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rainbow trout is a fabulous, sustainable oily fish that’s also lower in calories than either mackerel or salmon. It’s a good source of vitamin D too, as are mushrooms, the only significant plant-based source of this essential micronutrient. This dish goes beautifully with … Read more

Smoked-mackerel pâté on toast with watercress and a fried egg recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Such is the regularity with which I make smoked-mackerel pâté, I call it SMP for ease. SMP is a versatile, nutritional workhorse that you can dollop on a salad, have as a healthy snack on a cracker or, in this case, pile on … Read more

Flaky curried cod with yogurt flatbreads recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The beauty of this recipe is that you can do all the prep in advance. Marinate the fish, make the flatbread dough, and stash them in the fridge until 15 minutes before you want to eat. I like to serve this with a … Read more

Sweet and sour pork tenderloin with braised cabbage recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Pork tenderloin, or fillet, is a fabulously lean and affordable cut that roasts quickly in the oven. It should be cooked through, but unlike other cuts of pork, still retain a little pinkness in the middle. Serve with brown rice (50g cooked weight … Read more

Broccoli, bacon and cheddar burgers recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Describing these as burgers might be stretching it a little, but they are absolutely packed with flavour and contain far fewer calories than a regular beef burger. They also work extremely well as a low-calorie brunch option, topped with a poached egg (1 … Read more

Spicy lamb meatballs recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This spicy crowd-pleaser of a recipe is one I often whip up midweek; the whole family loves it and it’s surprisingly low in calories. Serve with spaghetti – one 50g cooked-weight serving is 62 calories (but non-slimmers may need more!) – and a … Read more

Sriracha and lemon chicken traybake recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sriracha is a spicy, tangy sauce originally from Thailand that is a great cheat’s marinade when time is tight. This dish is a firm favourite in our house, which I usually pair with crunchy blanched green beans (100g cooked weight = 31 calories). … Read more

Roasted purple sprouting broccoli with grilled halloumi, orange and almonds recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This beautiful dish looks sophisticated but in fact it could not be easier. You can swap broccoli for any other vegetable in season; asparagus works beautifully well in spring. It’s best eaten straight away while the halloumi is still warm. Timings Prep time: … Read more

Family-friendly black bean chilli recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This recipe is a winner if you are trying to shed a few pounds but also have a hungry family to feed. Have one serving of chilli with brown rice (50g cooked weight = 65 calories) for yourself; the rest of the family … Read more

Beans Provençal recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is a great little time-saver recipe where it can be made in advance and kept for several days in the fridge, or frozen. The simple Mediterranean flavours are familiar and comforting, and at just 210 calories per portion, you can enjoy a … Read more

Spinach and cheese crustless quiche recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE When you are watching the calories but really want some comfort food, this is just the ticket. All the goodness of eggs and spinach but with no pastry to up the saturated fat and calorie count. Eat warm or keep in the fridge … Read more

Spinach and chickpea curry recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Everyone needs an easy store-cupboard curry recipe up their sleeve, and this is one you will come back to time and again. It tastes even better the next day, so make double and you’ve got lunch tomorrow too. You can also freeze any … Read more

Spinach, squash, red onion and halloumi salad with sweet chilli dressing recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Who says low-calorie food has to be boring? Serving halloumi as crunchy croutons, you get all the squeaky saltiness, but use less than you might normally, meaning fewer calories. The dressing has a distinctly Thai influence which brings a lovely hum of spicy … Read more

Spaghetti with broccoli, peas and hot-smoked salmon recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This may be a low-calorie recipe but your taste buds are in for a treat, and nutritionally it’s a winner too. Lots of protein and omega-3 from the salmon, and a whole host of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants from the broccoli, peas and … Read more

Roast chicken with herby harissa lentils recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Flavour: that’s what you are getting here, in spades. The herby, spicy puy lentils bubble away in the juices underneath as the bird roasts. Remove the chicken skin from your portion to minimise the calories and serve with a big bowl of steamed … Read more

Simple beef and chickpea tagine recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A slowly simmered tagine is perfect for this time of year, hot, spicy and a little sweet. This version is a complete meal in itself, with plenty of protein from the meat, complex carbs from the chickpeas and a good hit of B … Read more

Mushroom and lentil masala recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Yes, there are a lot of ingredients here, but most are spices you’ll likely have in the cupboard already. This richly aromatic curry is packed with plant protein and fibre but still modest in calories. Serve with a wholewheat chapati or flatbread (1 … Read more

Caesar salad with sprouts and crispy chilli oil recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE If you are after an idea for a pre-Christmas dinner, or a nifty side dish to have with your cold cuts on Boxing Day, this sprout Caesar may come in handy. It takes a little bit of work shredding all the sprouts, but … Read more

Spice-cured salmon with treacle recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The dressing here is pretty much the one given by Gary Rhodes in his book Fabulous Food. I’ve changed it only a little. It sounds like an unlikely accompaniment to salmon, but it works. The salmon itself is based on gravlax, however, I’ve … Read more

Sloe gin and champagne jellies recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Inspired by champagne cocktails, these elegant jellies offer grown-up flavours in a fun way; with a dollop of whipped cream and fresh berries to serve, they are an impressive way to finish a meal. Timings Prep time: 15 minutes, plus 30 minutes infusing, … Read more

Crab, parsley and caper toasts recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE An easy canapé to make and serve. Timings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Makes about 30 Ingredients 1 baguette or 2 ciabatta loaves (you need enough bread to give you 30 slices) 175g mayonnaise 2 tbsp crème fraîche 1 lemon, zest … Read more

Fried stuffed olives with anchovy recipe 

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Deliciously salty and moreish, one is never enough when it comes to these stuffed olives.  Timings Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10-15 minutes   Serves 6 Ingredients 20 large pitted green olives 4 anchovies 1 tsp capers, drained 60g plain flour 1 egg, beaten with … Read more

Quince Old Fashioned cocktail recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A seasonal twist on an old fashioned, this cocktail features quince paste, which cuts through the mouth-warming bourbon with its candied tang.  Timings Prep time: 2 minutes Makes 1 Ingredients 1 tsp quince paste 1 sugar cube 1 tsp water 3 dashes Angostura bitters … Read more

Mince pie and marzipan rocky road recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Rocky road is a brilliant way to reinvigorate those stocking-filler odds and ends. Mini mince pies are particularly good here due to the higher ratio of pastry to filling and their cute appearance, but any size of pie will work well. Try adding … Read more

Cranberry sauce and brie croissants recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A tube of croissant dough is a great festive standby. The dough is brilliant for pressing into waffle irons to make crispy “croffles” for breakfast or for filling and rolling with any leftovers for a snack lunch.  Timings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook … Read more

Leftover roast potato and pea curry recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The simplest approach for leftover cooked potatoes, using store-cupboard ingredients and peas from the freezer to transform them into a flavoursome supper. Timings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves 2 Ingredients 1 red onion, finely sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely … Read more

Leftover roast potato and pea curry recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The simplest approach for leftover cooked potatoes, using store-cupboard ingredients and peas from the freezer to transform them into a flavoursome supper. Timings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Serves 2 Ingredients 1 red onion, finely sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely … Read more

Leftover roast potato, ham and cheddar gratin recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is a delicious way to use up leftover roast potatoes and ham, and is easy to throw together. Timings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Serves 4-6 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 knob of butter 2 onions, finely sliced … Read more

Leftover turkey and cranberry tarts recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE These little pies are delicious served warm from the oven and also freeze well for enjoying at a later date; they are particularly good for using up fuller-flavoured thigh meat.  Timings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 50 minutes Makes 6 Ingredients 320g … Read more

Chocolate panforte recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Panforte translates as strong bread, though this creation is in fact a festive sweet thing to eat after a meal. Historically it was known as Siena cake as the Italian city is thought to have been the first to embrace cooking with sugar and spices such … Read more

Russell’s bottled cherry negroni recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is my festive twist on the classic cocktail, which remains red and strong and bitter. It’s also a little nod to my great friend, the restaurateur Russell Norman, who died suddenly in November.   He loved negronis and served them at his restaurant … Read more

Classic florentines recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Tiny florentines frequently starred as petit fours in my early career working in London hotels. I would often sneak into the pastry department to help myself: sometimes they were made in a large rectangle on a baking tray and cut into squares, with … Read more

The perfect stuffing blueprint recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE The idea of this recipe is to give you an interchangeable recipe for stuffing that will allow you to adapt it to your situation. This means you can change the fruit, nuts or herbs without having to find a new recipe. Interestingly, I … Read more

Brothy aubergine and chickpea pasta with feta recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This dish feels nourishing and grounding, it’s veg-forward, there’s heat from harissa and sweetness from tomato purée and the juice of a lemon. It’s a kind of anchor of a dinner among December’s choppy waters.  You could wilt a handful of greens through … Read more

Roast cauliflower, Lancashire cheese and nutmeg tart recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Roasting cauliflower intensifies its sweetness, so don’t opt to steam or boil instead. The nutmeg is really important too, as it ties the tart to the traditional meal – via the bread sauce – and is key in making the tart so delicious … Read more

Aubergine, pumpkin and rice ‘cake’ with saffron butter and harissa yoghurt recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is based on the Middle Eastern dish maqluba, though this is a vegetarian version. This looks amazing because you can see the different layers once it’s turned out onto a large plate. Don’t skip the disc of baking paper on the base … Read more

Upside-down parsnip nut roast recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE With quinoa for fluffiness and a caramelised top, this nut roast has the wow factor. The recipe is from Valerie Berry, who does the styling for my Telegraph recipes, and she has convinced me to revisit the past (in a good way). “You … Read more

Roast stuffed partridge with pears recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A roast partridge is a lovely option for Christmas, allowing each guest to have their own bird. What’s more, it’s dead simple to cook and serve. You can vary the stuffing however you fancy, from traditional sage and onion to chestnut and apricot, … Read more

Truffle-studded roast rooster recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is an elegant way to serve a rooster or cockerel: the stuffing contains black truffle but if you don’t want the expense of buying a fresh one you can get them preserved, or simply replace with finely chopped wild mushrooms cooked down with … Read more

Roast goose three ways recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Goose is often criticised for being a very fatty bird, and roasting it to get rid of the fat often ends up with the meat being overcooked. Even though a well-reared goose doesn’t have as much fat these days, my method, where the … Read more

Parmesan dauphinoise potatoes recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE By tonight, I will have served up 24 trays of dauphinoise potatoes in the last week. My mandoline has never seen so much action. The Sainsbury’s delivery man raised his eyebrows back into his head when he saw I’d ordered 16 tubs of … Read more

Adobo paste recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A Mexican chilli sauce to use in braises and marinades. Whole chipotle and ancho chillies can be bought from Cool Chile Co. I use this paste on pork chops with avocado salsa. Makes about 250ml Ingredients 5 chipotle chillies, ideally morita 4 ancho … Read more

Kamut, chickpea and aubergine salad with saffron yogurt recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Kamut, otherwise known as khorasan wheat, is an ancient grain. The grains are quite large (sometimes up to three times bigger than modern wheat) and have a buttery kind of taste that works well with really big flavours (harissa, preserved lemons, blush tomatoes, … Read more

Spiced citrus shortbread recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE You can do more complicated decorations – and get out your piping bag – if you enjoy that kind of thing, but snowy Christmas trees always seem lovely to me. Make sure to get royal icing sugar instead of the regular kind – … Read more

Christmas brownies recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Fudgy, a bit chewy at the edges and full of dried fruit, this is my ideal brownie to eat at Christmas. If you don’t like walnuts you could use pecans instead, and the choice of alcohol is up to you. Timings Prep time: … Read more

Apple and cinnamon scones recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Be sure not to overwork the dough for these – just pull everything together, so that it stays light. Serve with a good seasonal jam. London Borough of Jam do blackberry and bay or damson and black pepper, both delicious. If you can’t … Read more

Christmas sandwiches recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Make with chicken – as you might be serving these before you’ve cooked your turkey – or with turkey if the tea is after Christmas Day. Work as carefully as possible to produce neat sandwiches. Timings Prep time: 20 minutes, plus cooling time … Read more

Mexican-style baked beans on toast

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Spiced-up baked beans with crispy chorizo and avocado makes a filling and flavour-packed brunch.  Timings Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves  2 Ingredients 1 x 400g tin baked beans  1 tsp fajita seasoning or smoked paprika 6 chorizo slices, about … Read more

Baked bean shakshuka recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Beans and eggs always make a happy pairing and are brought together in this shortcut spin on a classic Middle Eastern dish.  Timings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 12-15 minutes Serves  2 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil  1 small onion, thinly sliced … Read more

Ham and baked bean macaroni recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This speedy supper is on the table in less than 20 minutes. As the smoked gammon and stock are salty, reduced-salt baked beans are best for this recipe. And you may like to boost the flavours further with a sprinkle of dried mixed … Read more

Roast sea bass with ras el hanout and cumin carrots recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Ras el hanout means ‘head of the shop’ in Arabic, intended to star the best spices available – but not necessarily the same ones each time. An off-the-shelf blend will usually feature cardamom, cumin, ginger, fenugreek, turmeric, fennel, chilli, mace and clove, but … Read more

Parsnip gratin recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Some people have a love-hate relationship with parsnips, perhaps stemming from a poorly cooked Sunday roast, but there are many ways to transform them, from mashing to soups to turning them into tasty little fried snacks. This gratin could easily replace cauliflower cheese, … Read more

Shaved root vegetable salad recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE There are no set vegetables for this dish; instead the colour mix and variety of flavours should determine what you use. Parsnips, celeriac, beetroot, swede, carrots – even sweet potatoes – all work to make a simple, healthy and delicious winter salad; the … Read more

Braised lamb shank with bashed neeps recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Lamb shank is perfect for slow cooking. It was once a rather cheffy cut, on every pub and restaurant menu, but seems to have died off a bit these days, which is a pity. I love swede with this, served with some wilted … Read more

Traditional roast turkey recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Simply push onion quarters and a cored apple into the cavity of the bird and roast to a golden brown. The extra layer of fat developed during mature turkeys’ long and happy lives means that they provide a rich and succulent meat. Timings … Read more

Sauternes custards recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE You can use another dessert wine – such as muscat de Beaumes de Venise – for these, which makes them less expensive, but Sauternes is delicious. You can buy most dessert wines in half bottles. Timings Prep time: 20 minutes, plus cooling time  Cook … Read more

Bitter chocolate cake with boozy cranberry compote and port cream recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Cranberries are lovely with chocolate cake – I make a version of Black Forest gateau with them when they’re around – but this cake might be too dark and bitter for children (more for you!). Don’t add too much port to the cream … Read more

Meringue wreath with mango, passion fruit and pistachios recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE You don’t have to stick to the same decoration: you can use mango and raspberries, or make this entirely with berries.   Timings Prep time: 35 minutes Cook time: 1 hour 40 minutes, plus overnight drying Serves 8 Ingredients 7 large egg whites 380g … Read more

Roast turkey crown with thyme-stuffed legs

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Once you have purchased your Christmas bird, there’s always the problem of fridge space. This recipe involves taking the legs off first, stuffing them, and cooking the turkey in different stages to get the best results – and to free up crucial fridge … Read more

Whipped butternut squash with ricotta recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is one of my favourite starters that can be interpreted with different vegetables at different times of year. I use broad beans in summer, then beetroot or squash at this time of the year. It’s a great sharing dish or stand-alone starter. … Read more

Red mullet with squash salsa recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Red mullet is a beautiful fish in colour, texture and taste and deserves a nice and simple, fresh accompaniment like a seasonal squash salsa. The orange-fleshed squashes are perfect for this. Timings Prep time: 10 minutes, plus cooling time Cook time: 8 minutes … Read more

Grilled squash salad with pickled walnuts recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Grilling chunks of different squashes makes a really lovely autumn and winter side dish or, with some tasty little salad leaves, a starter like this. Pumpkin seeds make a great crunchy addition to the salad but note that using the seeds from the … Read more

Flageolet bean and squash soup recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This type of broth will suit any dried bean, from chickpeas to butter beans. You can even use a mixture if, like me, you stock as many as the local deli. This dish is also a great way to use up some of … Read more

Red mullet with squash salsa recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Red mullet is a beautiful fish in colour, texture and taste and deserves a nice and simple, fresh accompaniment like a seasonal squash salsa. The orange-fleshed squashes are perfect for this. Timings Prep time: 10 minutes, plus cooling time Cook time: 8 minutes … Read more

Fat-free sticky toffee pudding recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE At the risk of spoiling your enjoyment forever, one serving of traditional sticky toffee pudding contains 71g of sugar, which is more than double the recommended daily intake of 30g, and 21g of saturated fat. This healthier, fat-free version that more than halves … Read more

Tomato and red wine risotto with soft goat’s cheese recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This tomato risotto might be my most requested dish among old friends. They love it, which is handy for me as it couldn’t be easier to make. It’s a great one for a mixed table of veggies and meat eaters. It’s slightly different … Read more

Caviar baked potatoes recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Use sturgeon or salmon caviar for this, depending on your budget (the former is more expensive); both look and taste delicious. Also pictured above: Leek and cheddar tartsSmoked haddock croquettes  Timings Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Serves  4 Ingredients 10 large … Read more

Smoked haddock croquettes recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Arranged on a serving plate, these croquettes will be an appetising offering for your next party. If you don’t like haddock, swap for any hot-smoked fish, such as trout, mackerel or herring. Also pictured above:Caviar baked potatoesLeek and cheddar tarts Timings Prep time: … Read more

Monkfish skewers with peanut sauce recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Monkfish is perfect for a snack dish like this as the firm flesh doesn’t fall apart during cooking. It’s also delicious with the satay sauce. You will need some short wooden kebab skewers for this, soaked in water for an hour to avoid … Read more

Leek and cheddar tarts recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Discs of leek baked on top of circles of puff pastry, topped with a crumble of buttery breadcrumbs, cheddar and parsley. The humble leek, transformed. Timings Prep time: 20 minutes, plus cooling time Cook time: 45 minutes Serves  4-6 Ingredients 2 medium-sized leeks … Read more

Whisky and clementine sour cocktail recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE A take on a classic, with a touch of Christmas about it. It’s not quite as sour as the original but should appeal even to those who aren’t big whisky drinkers. Timings Prep time: 5 minutes Serves  2 Ingredients 2 x 50ml measures … Read more

Sea buckthorn Buck’s fizz recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Sea buckthorn is one of those amazing British fruits that deliver an almost tropical flavour, and is versatile enough to be used in savoury salads with game, or in puddings. It is also handy to keep frozen for juices or drinks like this. … Read more

Spiced hot buttered apple cider cocktail recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This drink is a delicious alternative to eggnog. If you haven’t got cider brandy to hand, dark rum works well. Timings Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Serves  2 Ingredients 200ml apple juice 1 tsp mixed spice 30g muscovado sugar 2 … Read more

Pomegranate and bergamot cosmopolitan cocktail recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Use freshly pressed pomegranate juice if you prefer, but shop-bought is just fine. Timings Prep time: 5 minutes Serves  2 Ingredients 2 x 50ml measures gin or vodka, or alcohol-free spirit 1 mug of strong Earl Grey tea, chilled 200ml pomegranate juice 2 … Read more

Chocolate and cranberry shards recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE This is a great thing to place on the table at the end of a dinner party as an alternative dessert, or bring out later on at a drinks party. Break it up into rough shapes and serve it in a bowl or … Read more

Anchovy straws recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE These are pretty simple to make and I highly recommend using all-butter puff pastry as the end result is far superior. The only thing to note is that it can get soft quickly once it warms up in the kitchen. Timings Prep time: … Read more

Sprouting broccoli with a cheesy dip recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Thanks to clever farming we are blessed with sprouting broccoli for most of the year, and it can be far more than a side. Try it as a snack or canapé with a delicious dip. Timings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 7-8 … Read more

Popcorn chicken recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE So-called for the crisp texture of the chicken pieces. I bake the skin then blitz it to use as a seasoning. Timings Prep time: 15 minutes, plus cooling time Cook time: 20 minutes Serves 4-6 Ingredients 4 large chicken thighs, skin on 1 … Read more

Fried parsnip crisps recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE These are rather like a root-vegetable version of the popular courgette fritters that you find in a lot of Italian restaurants. The taste is great and they are very moreish. Timings Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves 4-6 Ingredients 2 … Read more

Duck legs with plums, cinnamon and star anise recipe

MY NUMBER 1 RECOMMENDATION TO CREATE FULL TIME INCOME ONLINE: CLICK HERE Fruits, Asian spices such as star anise and Sichuan peppercorns, and sweet-and-sour flavours are probably the most loved when it comes to duck. Fruit brings a tartness that contrasts with the sweetness of the meat; honey or sugar intensify it. There is always … Read more