Turnip, Bean and Watercress Soup

Can you think of anything more comforting than soup? Me neither! It is nutritious, beneficial and delicious. Portugal is the country that consumes the most soup in the world. It is present at lunch as a first course, or on its own as a light dinner. It is usually a baby's first solid meal. In my house all my children were given wholesome, simple, single ingredient soups from 5 months. Of course, it isn't just for children. Soup can be humble and it can be elegant. It is a one pot meal ready in under 30 minutes. It is all about how you dress it and what bowl you use. I often serve soup as a first course at my dinner parties, simply because I find it opens up the palette. They are usually ligh

Pan Fried Haddock in a Clam Sauce

Sometimes, I just draw a blank on what to make for dinner. You've been there too, I'm sure. This recipe came about on one of those nights. We had unexpected guests for dinner, and I had nothing prepared. This is a quick recipe for when you don’t have a lot of time, but want to make something quick, healthy and impressive. Pan-roasted fish to the rescue. Cod, salmon or hake, would all make worthy substitutes for the haddock. I served this with some cubed fried potatoes, but it would be delicious with pasta, preferably linguine, or even just steamed asparagus. The flavours are classic and won't disappoint. You could have this on the table in less time than waiting for a take away. Enjoy darlin

Gnocchi with Pan Fried Chouriço Roasted Red Peppers Kale Fresh Mozzarella

Hello fall...I know, I know we have three more weeks. Depending on where you live, fall may feel like it's here already. I live in England, so summer was over before it even began. I'm not complaining! I am an autumn girl all the way. The cozy jumpers, pumpkin spice lattes, the smell of burning firewood, I could go on and on. Today's dish is just the perfect transition from summer to fall. It's light yet comforting. Making the gnocchi from scratch is just as soothing as the rain hitting my window last night. To make this a weekday friendly dish, I used fresh store bought gnocchi, but you can make it from scratch if you have the time and desire. I prefer to buy it from the fresh pasta aisle,

Crawley,West Sussex UK

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