Category Archives: Lunch

Spicy Rubbed Pork Tenderloin & Roasted Vegetables

This recipe is so quick, simple and uses just one large baking tray for cooking. The tenderloin doesn’t take long to cook so be careful not to overdo it. The meat is really tender and flavoursome and you can change … Continue reading

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Parmesan Coated Spinach and Smoked Salmon Roulade

This is one dish which benefits from being made at least a day (if not two) in advance.  Leaving it to ‘set’ in the fridge makes it hold its shape perfectly when sliced and also leaves the way clear to … Continue reading

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Grilled Courgette Salad

This recipe came at just the right time as I was given a bag of delicious home-grown courgettes recently. So easy to make and extremely tasty, this salad can be served on its own or as a side dish for … Continue reading

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‘Healthy’ Fish and Chips

Dukkah is an Egyptian spice mix which I hadn’t used before but it sounded very interesting and I was eager to taste it.  Made from a mix of roasted hazelnuts, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, seasalt, thyme and black … Continue reading

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Cashew Coated Cauliflower “Steaks” with a Lemony Date Relish

I love trying new recipes and this one was no exception.  I had a beautiful huge cauliflower in the kitchen just begging to be sliced into steaks and I also had some Medjool dates in the cupboard which were starting … Continue reading

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Paneer / Matar Paneer

One thing I have found, living on a small Island is that there are loads of groups around and one I really like is Island Apron. As the name suggests, it is concerning cooking and the other day someone made … Continue reading

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Bang Bang Chicken with a Mango and Cucumber Salad

Although this recipe looks like it has quite a few steps, by doing it in stages, it is fairly straight-forward.  I marinated my chicken overnight, made the sauce in the morning, made my salad before cooking the chicken and everything … Continue reading

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Smoked Salmon, Vegetables and a Minty Yoghurt Dip

It must have been one of the hottest days of the year (so far) whilst our grand-daughter was staying with us.  After spending the morning on the beach we managed to persuade her to get some shade by sitting under … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato, Beetroot and Goat’s Cheese Galette

I’ve always ‘roughly’ known what a galette was but when I decided to make this recipe I looked up the meaning just to satisfy myself. The term galette is used primarily to refer to rather rustic, free-form tarts-made with a single … Continue reading

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Maple and Mustard Glazed Salmon with ‘Leftovers’

Whilst my husband would eat salmon ‘any which way’ I do have to admit that I prefer it with a flavoursome rub or topping. I had a day recently with nothing planned for dinner, but I knew I had some … Continue reading

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