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Antipasto Pizza

Two Italian greats combined, pizza and antipasto. Building your own pizza is one of life’s greatest pleasures and I’ve taken inspiration from a recent antipasto platter and put it all on a freshly made pizza base. Bellissimo.

Argentinian Mince on Toast

This mince on toast will blow your mind and your taste buds. It’s what mince on toast ought to be. It starts with chargrilled bread covered in fragrant Argentinian beef mince, topped with a poached egg and drizzled with lashings…

BBQ Beef Short Rib Burgers ’n’ Slaw

Beef short ribs have to be one of my favourite cuts. These ones are packed with flavour and cooked on the bone low ’n’ slow, until they pretty much fall apart. Shredded and tossed in my barbecue sauce, I serve…

BBQ Beef Short Ribs & Summer Slaw

And here you were, thinking short ribs were for winter! Well, think again. These ribs are slow roasted with an awesome rub, draped in my super savoury BBQ sauce and finished over roaring coals, then served up with a slaw…

Blackberry & Almond Cake


This cake is a homage to my all time favourite summer berry. Blackberries are little jewels of goodness. Bursting with flavour, sweet yet tart and rich in colour. Paired with almonds they make a great combo. If you can’t find…

Blueberry Tart

The stores are bursting with blueberries, so grab an abundance and make this gorgeous tart. The pastry is speckled with fresh vanilla seeds and lined with dark chocolate for a sneaky surprise and the filling is a luxurious mascarpone spiked…

Breakfast Salad

Did you read that right? Yes, you did! Breakfast salad is not a foreign concept and this is a really simple one to get you going in the morning. The crispy bacon and soft boiled eggs are familiar breakfast favourites,…

Butter Chicken

Butter chicken or, as they call it in India, Murgh Makhani is one of those dishes we all know and love. Front and centre are fresh chillies, garlic and ginger with traditional spices like cardamom, garam masala and smoked paprika…

Buttermilk Waffles

There is nothing better than waking up to a pile of beautiful buttermilk waffles. Top them with crispy bacon and scrambled eggs, or indulge your sweet side with Canadian maple syrup and icing sugar. Whatever you fancy, these waffles are…

Charred Sweet Corn and Avocado Salad

When it’s in season, corn is stunning. And in this salad, with a little diced avocado, coriander, red onion and chilli, it’s absolutely on point. It’s the perfect salad to take next time you’re invited to a barbecue.

Chicken, Fennel, Leek & Tarragon Pie

We all love a good chicken pie. Packed with moist and juicy chicken, delicious veges, a touch of tarragon for a French twist, and topped with buttery puff pastry this is a great make-ahead dish that you can just pop…

Chicken, Leek & Tarragon Tart

Leftover roast chicken was the inspiration for this tasty tart. With the addition of some leeks, mustard, tarragon, cream, eggs and cheese it was on the table and gone in no time. I’ve made the pastry myself, but you can…

Chilli Con Carne

Having a big pot of chilli on the stove ready to go is perfect for a midweek winter warmer. Serve it piping hot with rice, over baked potatoes or with nachos for Mexican night fiesta.

Chimichurri Lamb Chops with Chargrilled Vegetable Salad

Barbecued meats and chimichurri go hand in hand in Argentina. I’ve paired my take on this traditional sauce with spring lamb chops served alongside a fantastic warm salad that’s packed with chargrilled vegetables and drizzled in herb dressing.

Chocolate Banana Bread

I’ve been road testing this delicious sweet treat on my tribe for years and it’s a thing of beauty. The smell of it baking sends them into a frenzy and with good reason. It is the perfect lunchbox snack, or…

Chocolate Mousse Tart

You are going to fall in love with this tart – a base made from Oreo cookies, smothered in salted caramel and filled with chocolate mousse. You can make it the day before, whip it out and steal the show.

Chocolate Muffins to Die For

There a few things more satisfying in life than the wafting aroma of freshly baked muffins. These bad boys are packed full of dark chocolate and not to sweet which allows the cocoa flavours to really shine. If you can…

Chocolate Whiskey Cake

I’m a sucker for a good cake and this one combines two of my favourite things, Chocolate and Whiskey. Now be warned, it’s not something you want too much of, so make sure you share it with a crowd of…

Coriander Pesto

Homemade coriander pesto packs so much flavour it will liven up any dish. It’s perfect with barbecued chicken or fish and I absolutely adore dollops of it with my morning scrambled eggs – it’s also great on toast or fantastic…

Creamy Habanero Hummus

Super smooth hummus is the perfect little dip for well, pretty much anything. I’ve made a version with a little kick thanks for some dried chili’s. So if you like it hot then this is a real delight. Or you…

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burgers

Come on, do I really need to sell these bad boys? Juicy, tender chicken thighs encased in a crispy crunchy buttermilk batter, packed into a bun with good old iceberg lettuce and some classic bread and butter pickles. Go on,…

Double Chocolate Cookies

Milk and cookies. It’s one of those magical relationships that just works. These chocolate beauties are crunchy on the outside, with a soft centre and studded with chunks of semi soft milk chocolate. A chocolaty bakers delight.

Gourmet Hock Dogs

Smoked ham hocks are a godsend as they’re cheap, delicious and wickedly versatile. I love to put them in a pot and let them bubble away for hours with aromatics until they’re flaky and tender. Here, I’ve put them to…

Herbed Butters

Let’s be honest, life is better with butter, but with herbed butter it’s a whole other level . Whip them up, slice them up and pop them in the freezer. Perfect with veggies, on top of your steak, in mashed…

Homemade Mayonnaise

Homemade mayonnaise is an absolute joy. It tastes amazing, is a great way to use up spare egg yolks and whisking it up yourself doubles as a workout. If you’ve never made it, then it’s time to pick up your…

Homemade Pizza Dough

There is nothing like homemade pizza dough. Here is a simple recipe that I use all the time at home. Plus any spare dough is easily frozen ready for another day

Italian Meatball Subs

These are the kind of meatball subs you’d imagine devouring in a classic Italian New York restaurant. They are hearty, comforting and made just like the nonnas do back in Sicily. So you’ve gotta give them a go. Now. Capiche?

Italian sausage, radicchio and pea risotto

Salty sausage, bitter radicchio, and sweet peas make this risotto a must have. You want your risotto oozy not stodgy so keep an eye on it and always stir with a wooden spoon as it’s gentle on the rice helping…

Le Frenchy Double

I call this beauty Le Frenchy Double, because it’s got a double helping of Dijon mustard. If you can, go with a nice soft brioche style bun and ask your local butcher to grind up some brisket for your patties,…

Lemon Tart

Zesty, silky, lemony tart. It tastes how I imagine sunshine tastes. Sublime If you’re a fan of all things lemony then this tart needs to be on your hit list. A quick base made using digestive biscuits and only three…

Marty’s Ultimate Beef Burger

Preparation time: 35 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes The ultimate burger is a very subjective thing, but I reckon this one is hard to go past. A succulent beef patty draped with smoky melted cheese, topped with American mustard, gherkins,…

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa, when you’re in the know is easy to say and even easier to make. It’s pronounced KEEN-wah and is a grain that is no harder to cook than rice or pasta. I first decided to give it a crack…

Moroccan Chicken with Tabouleh

This is a fantastic midweek meal that is super healthy, seriously delicious and could quite possibly become a weekly regular, it’s that good. The chicken is covered in a delicious Moroccan rub and the tabouleh is jam-packed with fresh, vibrant…

My All Day Sausage & Egg Burger

Forget starting the day with the full English, this juicy little number will get you out of the starting blocks and keep you cranking right up til lunch. A brioche bun topped with a chili avocado smash, peppery watercress, a…

My Classic Beef Burger with Not-So-Secret Sauce

We all love a good burger, but sometimes you can get carried away with mountains of fillings and sauces. In my humble opinion, a great burger comes down to three elements: the patty, the sauce and the bun. Get these…

Natural Muesli

Homemade muesli is just fantastic. Packed with nutritious, vitamin rich ingredients, ready and waiting for you when you get out of bed. I’ve added some delicious cacao nibs which are the nutrient rich raw ingredient in chocolate. It’s not sweet,…

Orange & Lemon Cake

This cake is a fruity beauty. Instead of butter, I’ve used rapeseed oil to moisten it, which makes it an absolute delight. It’s fragrant, light and perfect for when you want something different for dessert.

Orange Scented Madeleines

These little French beauties are so simple to make and just cry out for a good cup of coffee. Whip the batter up the night before, then come morning time you just fill the moulds and you’re only moments away from madeleine…

Oreo Cookies and Cream Gelato

Homemade gelato, packed with crushed Oreo cookies on a hot summers day, sounds like you doesn’t it? So simple, no fuss, whipped up in a jiffy and no ice cream maker required. You have to try it.

Pear & Almond Cake

Pear and almonds are such a classic combo. This cake is studded with soft juicy pears and is a perfect make ahead dessert. Now, if you’re anything like me you’ll want to smother it in Lewis Road Creamery custard because pears and…

Pear & Ginger Cake with Brandy Cream

This cake is the perfect post dinner fireside treat for those cold winter nights. Packed with the familiar warm comforting flavours of ginger and cinnamon, sweet and juicy pears throughout the cake make for succulent surprises, with a naughty little…

Pesto & Bacon Gnocchi with Rocket

This is a fantastic Italian-inspired midweek meal that can be whipped up in almost no time. When you’re in a hurry it’s pretty hard to go past pillows of gnocchi tossed in basil pesto, with crispy sautéed bacon and peppery…

Pink Pickle

My Pink Pickle is epic on tacos. So make them for your next taco night or use them for sandwiches, salads and omelettes. Hell I put them on almost anything.

Pumpkin Soup

There is nothing more comforting on a chilly winter’s night than a hot bowl of pumpkin soup. This is a classic recipe that is super simple to make. Serve this with a beautiful garlic bread and you’re onto a winner.

Rainbow Vege Sauce

This sauce of mine gets its name from the fact it pretty much has all the colours of the rainbow in it. Reds, yellows and greens – and best of all you simply cook it down, blend it, and it…

Rocket Pesto

If you’ve got loads of rocket blooming in your garden or find a bunch on special from the local market you’re halfway to a great homemade pesto that can be used with almost anything.

Rocky Rocky Road

How can something so delicious be so easy to make. Packed with marshmallows, coconut, dried cranberries and crumbly biscuits this is perfect for kids lunch boxes, picnics or just to have on standby in the fridge.

Rum Salted Caramel

Whom ever created salted caramel obviously forget to add the rum. So I’ve taken the liberty of doing so, and you’re welcome.

Salmon Gravadlax

A whole salmon Gravadlax is a great centerpiece for any table when having friends around for dinner. I’ve used fennel, beetroot and blood oranges to transform this traditional Scandinavian dish into a visual and culinary delight that tastes as good…

Salted Caramel

Homemade salted caramel is a thing of beauty. Perfect for drizzling over your favourite ice-cream or use it to make my gorgeous chocolate mousse tart

Salted Caramel Ice-Cream

Cheat your way to a beautiful homemade salted caramel ice-cream with only three ingredients. I know, sounds too good to be true but it’s not so embrace it people.

Savory French Toast

French toast doesn’t always have to be sweet. This savory version is a great way to switch it up, is packed with fresh flavours and comes with a quick chilli ketchup to kick start your day.

Savoury Scones

I’m a sucker for a warm scone, especially a savoury one. These are packed with smoky bacon, Cheddar cheese and loads of vibrant parsley and chives. Make sure you eat them while they’re warm and with lashings of butter, because…

Skirt Steak Crackers with Beer Caramelized Onions

This combines the meaty deliciousness of skirt steak with the convenience of crackers. Who wouldn’t want to dive in while watching the big game? Here, I’ve topped Huntley & Palmers Cream Crackers with Moa Beer caramelized onions, bread and butter…

Smoky Guacamole

You can’t beat a good guacamole and this one is super quick, super simple, but packs big, bold flavors thanks to the addition of smoky hickory sauce. Corn chips and beers are a perfect pairing, or serve it alongside tacos.…

Snapper Sliders

A fresh snapper slider is a thing of beauty. Gorgeous fish in a soft slider with zingy mayo is just the ticket for a midweek feast. And even better when washed down with a chilled crafted beverage or your favourite…

Snapper Tacos

Fresh snapper tacos are just the thing to get taco night rockin’. Throw in some pink pickle, and spicy guacamole and it’s party time.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Bolognese is one of those dishes that takes us back to our childhood, makes us feel at home, it’s comfort food at its simplest. It’s hard to reinvent a classic, so this version is just full of all the goodness…

Spaghetti Carbonara

Carbonara is a very simple dish, yet can often be over-complicated. Traditionally, it’s made using guanciale (cured pork cheek) and salty pecorino, which is a sheep’s milk cheese. My recipe embraces these traditions. However, if you can’t find guanciale and…

Spaghetti with crispy bacon & rocket pesto

For a quick, delicious and tasty meal you can’t go past the combo of spaghetti, peppery rocket pesto and crispy salty bacon. This dish was born out of a need to use up the abundance of freshly grown rocket in my…

Spaghetti with Puttanesca Sauce

Puttanesca sauce is about as tasty as they come. Legend has it the sauce was whipped up by Neapolitan harlots to lure men into their establishments late at night, but a more conventional explanation is that it was created using…

Spanish Chorizo Frittata

This really is a breakfast of champions. Packed with the flavours of Spain, nice and filling, and gluten-free. The most important ingredient in this recipe is the sausages, so make sure you buy the best possible fresh chorizo sausages as it…

Summer Berry Gelato

Prep time: 15 minutes Setting time: 6-8 hours This is a wicked little gelato recipe and the genius of it is that you can make the base and add your favourite summer berries. I’ve used raspberries, but you can use…

Summer Cherry Tomato Tart

As far as tarts go, this one is up there in taste, flavour and looks. It’s packed with cherry tomatoes bursting with the flavours of summer, sweetened with sautéed red onions and delicate soft cheese and all nestled in beautiful…

Super Juice

This amazing super juice is packed with carrots, apple and a serious ginger kick to get you and your immunity in tip top condition.

Tabouleh

Tabouleh is one of my all time favourite side dishes. Packed with parsley and spring onions making it super fresh and vibrant. It goes really well with lamb, fish and chicken or is a great accompaniment to any vegetarian meal.

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Having to hand a good Thai chicken curry recipe is a must, and this one is just that. I’ve made the curry paste myself and trust me when I say this it is a synch to whip up and makes…

The Ultimate Lasagne

A great lasagne should be an all-day love affair. Taking your time to get the individual stages right and letting the flavours mellow is all part of the joy of making this iconic dish. My version has a few little…

Toasted Muesli

Making your own muesli is a revelation. The taste is amazing and you can add what you want to craft your own secret recipe. I’ve sweetened mine with maple syrup and toasted it, which makes all the difference. If you’ve…

Vanilla & Whiskey Crème Brûlées

Crème brûlée is about as French as desserts get. My version is lusciously soft and silky with a hint of whiskey and the classic crunchy burnt sugar topping. These are the perfect make-ahead dish that you can bring out, dust…

Vanilla and Cinnamon Poached Pears

These poached pears are a simple dessert but a real showstopper. Serve them up with lashings of cream, your favourite vanilla ice-cream or dare I say it, a naughty drizzle of salted caramel. However you decide to serve them, they’ll…

Vegetarian Burgers

Now I’m all for a juicy beef patty but after creating this wicked little vege number I’d happily give beef the night off in order to let one of these take centre stage. Packed with freshly made pesto, crispy panko…

Very Berry Coulis

Berry coulis is right at home on ice-cream. But at the same time it’s a great way to jazz up your breakfast. Dollop it on your morning muesli, pancakes, waffles, where will this deliciousness end.