Louisiana Gumbo

Inspired by the Hot 8 Brass band from New Orleans, this authentic gumbo recipe really knocks your socks off.  Fresh vegetables wrapped around a thick spicy sauce, punctuated with sticky chicken, spicy sausage and the odd pop of a succulent prawn, is the perfect way to start an evening with friends or in front of the TV or just because you deserve it.

  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook time: 50 min
  • Serves: 6

Panko-crumbed Herby Vegetarian Patties

For a vegetarian patty to be robust enough, I believe chickpeas are the answer, and they can take a lot of flavour. They are also incredibly versatile, affordable and go a very long way. Next time you want some patties, bung these on your barbecue!

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes + 1 hr chill time
  • Cook time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: Makes 10 patties

Love Heart Strawberry Tarts

Gorgeous as a girly treat for high tea with your besties, or fabulous for a romantic ‘dessert à deux’ (leaving you half a dozen to choose from when you need a sweet midnight feast!)… These quick and sumptuous tarts are summery, impressive, yet so simple – You’ll be whipping them up in a flash whenever your heart desires…

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 12 minutes + 15 minutes rest
  • Serves: 8

Black Plums & Apricot Syrup w Toasted Crumpet

This is the most LUSH way to have breakfast OR if you want a seasonal, quick, sweet, easy dessert, everything is just waiting in your pantry. By the time you’ve toasted your crumpet (oooh Mrs), your plums are hot, sticky and ready!!

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook time: 5 minutes
  • Serves: 2

Moist Coconut & Lime Pie

Mouth-wateringly sweet, sticky and calorific. If you are on a diet, this is not for you. But even if you are on a diet, you won’t be able to resist – sorry. The smell of coconut cooking is enough to drive me wild.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins + 15 mins chill time
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Serves: 8