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Hearty Home Cooking

Hearty Home Cooking

If I must make a list of my top 3 favourite comfort food recipes this for sure will be one of them. You can use this recipe as a starter or as a snack on a Sunday brunch, the possibilities are endless. The combination of the marinated chicken wings, the creaminess of the mash potato and the saltines of the chorizo ...

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Special Mentions – Simone Conti

Special Mentions – Simone Conti

This delicious soup is not a real classic, but the mix of flavour is amazing, the delicate taste of the spinach and the watercress contrasting the strong flavour of the lamb, the mint bringing freshness. I like to add a bit of rice to make it more substantial, but this is my personal taste. Spinach, Watercress and ...

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Flying High With Fish – Simone Conti

Flying High With Fish – Simone Conti

I always encourage people to consume more fish in their weekly meals in order to achieve a more balanced diet. A meat based diet brings lots of health issue from blood high pressure, heart problems, body weight issues and so on. Every time I have a conversation about this with a friend or a guest in the restaurant I ...

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The Landscape of Cooking – Simone Conti

The Landscape of Cooking – Simone Conti

Cooking this soup is delicious and easy to prepare and perfect on a hot day. You can use it as a starter for a family dinner, or as some quick and healthy meals for lunch. If you are vegetarian, you can use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock and vegetarian parmesan. Chilled Courgette Soup - Serves 4 ...

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Classic Cuisines – Simone Conti

Classic Cuisines – Simone Conti

This is a classic French dish, but we will use trout instead of sea bass or cod. In our local area we are blessed with some fantastic local trout. We can use salmon trout or rainbow trout, we can serve this as a starter for a special occasion to impress our guests or as a lunch on a sunny day with a fresh salad on ...

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Eating Local – Simone Conti

Eating Local – Simone Conti

This easy dish to prepare can be used in many ways, I love to prepare it for brunch in the weekend but can be served for eating as a starter. I love to use duck eggs specially when poached, so much more flavour and delicious big yolk. The spicy tomato sauce will bring a bit of freshness to the dish but with a twist ...

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Easter Eats – Simone Conti

Easter Eats – Simone Conti

This easy to prepare yet delicious dish, can be served as a starter or by itself making a great healthy meal this Easter. The saltines of the chorizo and the creaminess of the chickpeas will create a delicious contrast, the small egg noodles and the stock will add proteins and nutrients. If you are vegetarian you can ...

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Going Greener

Going Greener

Spinach and Ricotta Gnudi with Crispy Lamb Breast - Serves 4 This amazing dish is very typical in Tuscany and it comes straight from Renaissance time. The Gnudi are basically a naked ravioli and the history behind this dish is interesting. In the 16th century Tuscany was one of the wealthiest places in Europe, the ...

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Love To Cook

Love To Cook

Green Minestrone Soup - Serves 6 This delicious soup is a meal in itself and is also very healthy, perfect for the cold February days when not much is fresh in season. Ingredients60ml of Extra virgin olive oil3 celery sticks, finely chopped1 red onion, chopped2 carrots, chopped1 garlic clove, finely ...

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New Year – New Food

New Year – New Food

I hope you all had a merry Christmas and a good start of 2021. I would like to dedicate this month's recipes in loving memory of Robin Burnett and my dear friend Chris Jones, two amazing gentlemen which I have been incredibly lucky to cross paths within the journey that is our lives. They left us too early at the end ...

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