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Sauces & Condiments

Penne Pesto al Rosso with Green Beans & Spinach

Penne Pesto al Rosso with Green Beans & Spinach

This sundried tomato pesto pasta is something really special. It takes me right back to dates nights with hubby (then boyfriend) at our favourite Italian restaurant. Time and time again we went back and it always hit the spot. It’s amazing how food can transport […]

Garlic and Mushroom Gravy

Garlic and Mushroom Gravy

For those of you who’ve given my Creamy Spinach, Mushroom & Onion pies a go, you’ll know that I suggest keeping the cooking juices so that you can make this gorgeous garlic and mushroom gravy to drizzle over the pies. Why waste something which can […]

Chinese Style Sesame Chilli Paste

Chinese Style Sesame Chilli Paste

Anyone who know me knows that I love chilli. Chilli sauce, chilli oil, chilli paste, fresh chillies, dried chillies, chilli powder, chilli jam… I love heat in my food. But if you ask me about my favourite, I’ll start waffling because I just can’t pick […]

Spicy Harissa Chilli Sauce

Spicy Harissa Chilli Sauce

If there’s one thing I love with my food, its chilli. Fresh chilli, dried chilli, chilli jam, chilli sauce, chilli oil, chilli powder… I love it all. This recipe is for a spicy harissa. Harissa in its authentic form is a hot paste made from chillies, […]

Garlic sauce

Garlic sauce

This is a quick and easy recipe for making garlic sauce. Use as a spread for toasties, a dip for nachos or a condiment for your burgers. What I love about this recipe is that it just shows that you don’t have to miss out […]

Cayenne Chilli Pepper Hummus

Cayenne Chilli Pepper Hummus

What’s not to love above hummus! Full of protein, so many great variations and easy to make. You can opt for a simple chickpea hummus or jazz it up with different herbs and spices. This recipe is for my favourite variation: cayenne chilli pepper hummus. […]

Kale and Basil Pesto

Kale and Basil Pesto

I absolutely love pesto. Its uses are endless and it tastes and smells gorgeous. There’s nothing wrong with regular basil pesto, but I like to add kale to mine when it’s in season as it’s a great way of getting this superfood into your diet […]