Easy chickpea Tagine

This is a really quick and easy recipe that is also very flexible – add any veg, beans or dried fruit you …

Plum and almond upside-down cake

It was 18 degrees yesterday, and it’s mid-October (and we live in the NORTH now!), but nonetheless I was feeling autumnal. We …

Quick garlic-chilli greens and pasta

A super-quick dinner of green vegetables cooked in garlic and chilli, served with pasta. Kale, spinach, broccoli, or other green vegetables of …

Double chocolate parfait

Serves 8 You will need a 1lb loaf tin, cling film, three large bowls and a freezer. 60g white chocolate 120g dark …

Onion soup

Serves 2, generously Six white onions Two cloves garlic Bay leaf Tarragon (optional) White wine The best stock you can find (I …

Pistachio and peach cake

An upside-down cake made with ground pistachios and tinned peaches – it’ll come out a lovely pale green. I tin peach slices …

Apple and amaretto crumble

Slightly alcoholic, very warming. Serve with custard. Lots of custard. Serves 6 (or 4 greedy people) For the underneath: 2 large cooking …

Risotto

My best friend works on a cheese stall and, yes, that is as good as it sounds. She gave us one of …

Leek and potato soup

Tasty soup for a cold day. This is ridiculously easy to make! Serves 4 5 leeks 4 big potatoes 2 litres veggie …

Strawberry daiquiri sorbet

All I want to eat in this weather is ice cream, but in the interests of avoiding diabetes/obesity, I’ve been making sorbet …