If you like your parsnips crispy or soft I’ve got a tip for you. However you cook them be sure to take out the woody centre to get a perfect parsnip.
Carrots are such a versatile and brilliant vegetable. Just because we eat them regularly does not make them ordinary. At Christmas I make these glossy, sweet jewels and they look regal alongside the bird.
This is one of my favourite festive dishes because it tastes as good as it looks. You can’t go wrong with chucking lots of delicious bits on top of something nutritious. Excellent as a lunch or a fantastic side dish to share.
I love finding different ways to eat my favourite festive ingredients. Scallops with Brussels and Dates is a sweet and spicy delight. Scallops always feel like a treat so it’s a great weekend meal to make and eat with a glass of wine.
Leftover roast chicken is amazing in pasta dishes. If you don’t have leftovers from Sunday lunch you can whip up some roasted pieces to use in this delicious, family pasta dish.
Amongst the rich and decadent dishes of Christmas I look forward to this lighter dish. So full of flavour and texture it is one of my favourite festive lunches.
The kids and I love roasting this festive icon. Chestnuts have a great texture that works well in salads or with vegetables. It’s a lovely activity for a December Saturday afternoon.
This simple pasta dish was inspired by a trip Paul and I took to Florence for New Year’s Eve. It’s a deeply earthy dish that is easy to make and feels very decadent to eat. A good combination of less effort, more joy.
In less than 20 minutes this earthy and delicious dish is ready. Pre-made gnocchi is easy to crisp up which makes them taste like mini Italian roast potatoes. A crunchy delight with indulgent mushroom sauce.
This vegetarian dish feels decadent but it’s actually packed full of nutrition. If you’ve been unsure about tackling the tough outer skin of autumn squashes this recipe has a trick that makes it super easy.