Category: Lunch

Roast Ham with Honey Mustard & Chipotle

Roast Ham with Honey Mustard & Chipotle

The ham and pease pudding stottie is Traditional to the North East and Northumberland. It is the perfect solution to a rumbling stomach after a day of fresh air and a bit of graft!

Sometimes it is the most basic of foods that can be the most satisfying, a simply boiled joint of gammon finished off in the oven with a tasty glaze, carved thickly and served in a freshly baked stottie and pease pudding….delicious!

Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla

Spanish Tortilla is a fantastic lunch time dish to feed your hungry family. In terms of ingredients, you can’t get any simpler – good quality eggs, potatoes and onions – that’s it!. When cooked correctly the sweetness of the onions really hits home along with the comfort of the soft, starchy potatoes & egg. Delicious!

Awesome Taco’s

Awesome Taco’s

I absolutely love Taco’s! Not only do they look amazing, layers of vibrantly coloured morsels piled on top of each other….but they also taste divine! The great thing with Taco’s is that there is a countless combination of potential toppings. There will always be a tasty option for the meat eater and vegetarian alike.

Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas

This simple recipe for Corn Tortillas will totally transform any Mexican inspired meal. This recipe is really pretty simple and with a bit of practice you should be able to bang out a dozen or so of these tortillas without too much effort.

Chickpeas with lemon & garlic

Chickpeas with lemon & garlic

This recipe for Chickpeas with lemon & garlic is a perfect accompaniment to a whole host of dishes. It really needs to be made with dried chickpeas for the best results so a little planning ahead is required.

The broth that is created whilst cooking this dish is fantastic and can be eaten straight from the pan hot, or my preference is to let it cool in the fridge overnight. The next day, the flavours will have intensified and you really get the lemon and garlic coming through.

Lamb Koftas

Lamb Koftas

Yesterday’s lunch was a last minute affair, me and the kids had headed over to Tynemouth to see a pal, and before long conversation turned to what was for lunch. After a quick brainstorm and a trip to the local supermarket we were back in the kitchen rustling up some really tasty lamb Koftas.

With 2 keen cooks working away, lunch was ready within about 25 minutes, and the result was a really tasty, low-carb (January diet) and really very healthy lunch.

Nasi Goreng

Nasi Goreng

The Indonesian dish of Nasi Goreng is one of my favourite go-to dishes. It is perfect when you are looking for something extremely fresh and tasty for dinner, but don’t have the time or inclanation to spend hours prepping and cooking.

I love the flavours in Nasi Goreng and the success of the dish will come through balancing the sweet, spicy, sour and salty elements of the dish.

I love the flavours in Nasi Goreng and the success of the dish will come through balancing the sweet, spicy, sour and salty elements of the dish.

Focaccia

Focaccia

This simple recipe for homemade Foccacia will blow your mind – infinitely better than anything you can buy from the supermarket or even a lot of local producers.

The secret to success here, as with many bread recipes is time. To get a really great finished result, don’t rush it!