Recipes from a passionate home cook

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Cinnamon chocolate mousse recipe

Cinnamon chocolate mousse

If you like your chocolate mousse super light and creamy, this one isn’t for you. But if you like your chocolate desserts rich, indulgent and extremely chocolatey, you will love my cinnamon chocolate mousse recipe. This chocolate mousse is definitely more on the thick side, and simply the ultimate treat for a true chocolate lover. It’s also incredibly easy to make, with very few ingredients. High-quality dark chocolate, a few eggs, sugar and a touch of cinnamon are all you need! ...

Prawn summer rolls recipe

Prawn summer rolls

Little screams summer quite like summer rolls. This traditionally Vietnamese version of a spring roll is arguably a lot healthier than its deep-fried counterpart and is deliciously fresh and crisp. They make a fantastic lunch or appetiser on their own, or part of a larger finger food spread. The other day I served these for lunch with some of my marinated chicken satay and fresh mint tea for a very enjoyable Sunday lunch. It’s also the perfect dish for using up any left-over vegetables and ...

Lime chicken and coriander tacos recipe

Lime chicken and coriander tacos

While I’m a big fan of Mexican food, I haven’t yet shared a Mexican-inspired recipe with you. Today’s recipe for lime chicken and coriander tacos is one of those perfect easy, yet packed with flavour, weeknight dishes. The marinated chicken is so easy to prepare, either the night before for maximum flavour, or simply 30 minutes prior to cooking, and is flavoured with lime, paprika, chilli, cumin and freshly chopped coriander. The perfect recipe for a Mexican night in! More ...

Zucchini Courgette Roses Recipe

Zucchini roses

I strongly believe that whenever planning any nice or special dinner, you should never underestimate the importance of side dishes. They can really make or break a great meal. For me, a good side dish is delicious on its own, but not too strong in flavour, to ensure it’s not overpowering. It should also do something visually, either be beautifully and elegantly plated, or add some great colour, and help lift the overall look of the plate. Finally, it should be easy and stress-free to ...

Beef and lime noodle salad recipe

Beef and lime noodle salad

As soon as temperatures start rising, I instantly start craving delicious salads. I’m a huge fan of a classic Caesar salad recipe, Italian Caprese or flavourful pesto pasta salad, but sometimes you just want something different, and perhaps a little more filling, which is when I love to make a noodle salad! You already have my recipe for chicken teriyaki noodle salad, and today I’m sharing with you my recipe for an ultra-fresh and super summery beef and lime noodle salad! ...

Recipe for tomato and pepper red pesto pasta

Red pesto pasta

Pesto is one of those things that truly tastes completely different when it’s homemade as opposed to store-bought. It’s also incredibly quick to make, 5 minutes max, and preparing it is as simple as blitzing some good-quality ingredients in a food processor. Lately, I’ve been somewhat obsessed with all different kinds of pesto’s, as they make for such brilliant and quick weeknight homemade pasta sauces. So fresh and extremely rich in flavour. You can also experiment ...