A traditional Italian pasta dish. As my wife has a dairy alergy I make this with soy cream and vegan cheese.
This is quick to make and is the perfect comfort food on a rainy day
This is one of my favourite curries. It takes little effort to make, but has an amazing flavour.
This is a great way to use up any surplus veg coming from your garden at the moment.
Nasturtiums are easy to grow, and are an under-used garden staple. With a peppery, mustard like flavour, they are packed with vitamin C and iron. All parts of the plant are edible, from the leaves, to the seeds & even the flowers.
This dish is quick and easy to make, and super tasty. The flavour of the lamb can really stand up for itself against the spices in this dish.
Robert Mitchell told me about this one at Auk’s White horse moot 2018. His Mum used to make it when he was younger. It’s based on a recipe from a friend of hers, who is from Croatia. It was always known to Robert as ‘Cro roll’ though we have no idea what it was originally called.
A Sweet and lightly spiced soup. Great served with freshly toasted sourdough for dunking.
Eating vegan food packed with veg doesn’t have to be boring. This lasagne will satisfy even the most hardcore meat-eaters!
Great served with watercress, spinach & peppery rocket.
A slow cooked, but super easy one pot dish.
I love a risotto. It does take a bit of effort to make, but the results are well worth it.
This is a fantastic vegan alternative to a Chinese take away. If you don’t like mushrooms try using cauliflower instead.
Pottage would have been quite a common food for the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Often left in the pot for days or even weeks
This is a great recipe, made using ingredients only available in the Early medieval Viking and Saxon times. Great cooked over a real fire, although it will obviously work just as well in the Kitchen
The idea for this one comes from a Moroccan M’hanncha or snake cake. It’s usually a sweet dish, cooked as a pudding. Make sure to allow enough time to cool the filling after cooking.
This is my wife’s favorite curry, and is certainly up there as one of mine too.
A classic British food. Fried fish was introduced to Britain in the 17th century by Jewish refugees from Spain & Portugal. Who paired it with chips seems to be under some debate, although the earliest chip shop was opened in London in 1860.
Crispy and delicous. Its easy to make your own pizzas from scratch. With a little early prep to make the dough
These burgers are great served in buns, with Chips, onion rings or a summer salad.
A dairy-free alternative to a classic British recipe. At home, we usually use pork sausages, when we cannot get hold of decent quality toads.
A simple, light and fresh tasting meal in the Spring and early Summer.
Serves 4 Ingredients: For the ribs; 1kg lamb or pork ribs Salt & pepper 1 tsp Chinese 5-spice (plus extra for seasoning) 3 Spring onions (finely chopped) 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 tsp ground ginger Pinch of chilli flakes 2 tablespoon Ketchup 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoon sweet cider 2 garlic cloves (peeled…
Hated by Gollum, for ruining perfectly good fresh fish, this stew is an old family recipe of the Gamgee’s, featuring Sams favourite – potatoes!
Goulash is a 9th century medieval Hungarian dish, originally eaten by shepherds. It’s a stew made from meat, vegetables and paprika, although paprika wouldn’t have been added until its introduction in the 16th century.
Super easy and really tasty. We make this quite a lot. We often have it whilst out camping with salty nacho chips, but rice works well too.
As there are only 2 and a half of us, I freeze the leftovers from this, for a quick dinner the following week.
A traditional British food, originating in Birmingham. We used to have these as a kid, but they were always shop bought.
I don’t remember particularly liking them, but as with most things – I now love them.
Serve with either mash or chips, peas and lots of gravy.
Serves 2 Ingredients: 350g prawns 1/2 a can of sweetcorn 1 courgette (sliced) 6 cherry tomatoes (sliced) 2 mushrooms (quartered) 1 clove of garlic (sliced) 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp ground ginger Pinch of chilli flakes Handful of coriander (roughly chopped) Salt & pepper Olive oil 1 limes (sliced) Large knob of butter Method:…
A healthy homemade take-away.
I love a Thai green curry, and its so easy to make the sauce yourself, rather than buying one in a jar.
Lentils are one of the oldest domesticated pulse crops in the world, having been found alongside human habitations dating back to 11,000BCE
Goat is lower in fat, calories and cholesterol than pork, lamb, chicken and beef, whilst being high in iron and protein. Due to its low levels of saturated fat its said to improve cholesterol.
This is a very simple vegetarian Indian rice dish. There are many different versions of this recipe, usually containing meat, fish or eggs.
Great served with rice, naan or flatbreads
This is a vegan version of a moroccan spiced soup. It can be eaten all year, but to me it feels like a winter dish.
A tasty vegan alternative to a classic pasta dish.
A traditional, spicy breakfast that takes as long as a fry-up but with a lot less fat.
Spaghetti bolognese has a special place in our family, as it was the last meal we all had together, as a family just a few days before my Mum died.
This is a great vegan version, packed full of veg.
Better than any take away, lower in salt and sugar, but just as delicous!
I made this with home-made venison sausages, but pork would work just as well.
I made these whilst making some sausages, so the recipe will also work for that, if you have a sausage maker.
Serve with potatoes or with a salad.
I first had a version of this at a deer skinning/butchery course with ‘Wild cooking bath’. It was so good we recreated it for our Christmas day dinner.
I had the idea to try this one for myself, after my Sister in law’s fiance cooked us a gammon in Coca Cola. I then found out that Bob Thornton, of Moremead had already done it.
A savory alternative to the classic sweet pancake.
This is great served with chunks of sourdough bread. I have been making this to take to work, for my lunches.
A great, meat-free version of a shephards pie topped with sweet potatoes
Packed full of veg and healthy lentils, this is very filling. Best served with my garlic flatbreads.
A little hint of spice on a cold day, really helps to warm you up.
A very filling and tasty winter warmer soup.
The perfect autumn soup – sweet apples, mixed with pumpkin and warm spices.
This is a tasty vegetarian pasta dish, but if you leave out the parmesan it works just as well as a vegan dish.
I love the taste of mackerel. Its strong flavour can really stand up to the mix of spices added to this dish. This same paste can be used with other curry dishes too. Why not try chicken, lamb, or even vegetable curry. Serves 2 Ingredients: For the paste; 1 tsp fennel seeds 1 tsp cumin…
I borrowed the basic idea for this recipe from @Earthacooks and I have to say, its delicious! Makes 4 skewers Ingredients: 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil Juice of 3 lemons 1 teaspoons English mustard 2 teaspoons rosemary, finely chopped Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 fillets of skinless salmon fillet,…
Quick and easy to make, and super tasty. The flavour of the lamb can really stand up for itself against the spices in this dish.
BIG NEWS!! I have a book out now on Amazon. You can buy it here Written with help from my lovely wife. Split into sections the recipes include: 4 seasons of meals and puddings/cakes (28 recipes), campfire cooking (7) breakfasts (5) bread (7) preserves (10) booze (10) non alcoholic drinks (3) I hope you enjoy it…
These are very tasty. I usually freeze half a batch of them for use at a later time.
These work best in the summer with fresh veg, and served with a glass of last year’s parsnip wine. Serve with rice. Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts (cut into chunks) 1 courgette (sliced & quartered) ½ a fennel bulb (cut into cubes) 1 tsp fennel seeds Juice of 1 lemon Salt & pepper Method:…
Serves 2 Ingredients: 2 Cod fillets Rolled oats 2 tsp English mustard Salt and pepper Olive oil Method: Drizzle a frying pan with olive oil and place your cod skin side down into the pan. Coat the top of the cod with the mustard and drizzle with a little more oil. Add a pinch of…
What can be better than eating a curry with a glass of home brewed beer, sitting by the fire with friends?
I make this on quite a regular basis. The recipe varies sometimes, as I try to use up left over veg. I have been known to put a few chilli flakes in as well.
Thanks to my grandad, these will be forever known in my family as arseholes. I love them, though they don’t seem to be that well known in the UK.
This is a traditional Sunday roast alternative – just as time consuming to make, but tasty and super healthy.
This one is a bit of a cheats tart. It’s quick to put together, but really tasty.
Warming and slightly spiced, this squash recipe should get you in the autumn mood.
This might be the easiest fresh meal you’ll ever make. Ideal for those warm summer days when the last thing you want to do is be in the kitchen.