In January I usually cut back on rich dishes and drink a bit less. I certainly don’t embark on any crazy diets – not a chance! Food-wise, in colder months, soup is where it’s at for me. I tend to cook up a big batch that I can keep in the fridge to see me through a few lunches and dinners.
One of my favourite images from a recent commercial shoot for cookware brands Prestige and Circulon. The recipe for this delicious Cranberry Glazed Turkey Joint was developed by the awesome Nicola Graimes and you can find it over on the Circulon blog.
It’s been another busy and varied year for me so far, with a lot of interesting and challenging commissions. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some fantastic people, as well as a few more big brands and I’ve learnt A LOT!
I’ve also had a few more magazine features, including a huge feature in The Simple Things magazine, who commissioned me to do an ‘insiders guide’ to Brighton. Shooting for the feature was a lot of fun, and i thought I’d share some of the images with you, including some that didn’t make it into the magazine.
Hope you enjoy a bit of summery Brighton!
My seasonal favourite this month is Purple Sprouting Broccoli, and I’ve been merrily scoffing it in a wide variety of dishes recently from a cashew nut and sesame soba noodle stir fry to serving it lightly steamed with a grilled salmon and a lime butter dressing. Next on my list is this Chargrilled fillet steak with smoked chilli butter, mushrooms and PSB recipe from Paul Rankin – it sounds totally delicious!
I love sweet potatoes and can’t seem to stop eating them at the moment. Stacked full of fibre, they are a fantastic alternative to white potatoes, especially if you’re trying to balance your blood sugar levels but still fancy some carbs. I love to roast them whole and then top with hummus and sprouted seeds.
I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather recently so I’ve turned my attention to getting my health in order, filling up on lots of wholesome, natural food and taking lots of nice long walks on the Downs.
Beautiful light spilling through the trees – I think spring might finally be on the way.
I’m all about simple cooking at the moment – tasty, satisfying recipes with minimal ingredients that make use of seasonal produce.
This is my twist on potato rosti, making use of one of my favorite root vegetables: the good old parnsip.
Mass slaughter, gushing blood and decapitated cherubs; those aren’t the usual images that spring to mind when I’m talking about cake, but that was exactly what I got on a recent shoot for Choccywoocydoodah.
I don’t normally post much of my commercial work here on the blog, but this recent shoot was too good not to share!
Sometimes the simplest desserts are the tastiest, and if you’re not very confident in the kitchen but want to make a quick sweet treat to serve to your Valentine, you can’t go far wrong with this cheats recipe using coconut yogurt.