Cooking for two requires a different mindset than cooking for larger numbers. Roasting whole joints of meat or cooking up big side dishes to share are 'off the menu'. As a result of this often much more planning is required, that is not a bad thing, I do it all for you.
Don't worry, if you are cooking for more going in the other direction and scaling up recipes is much easier!
My recipes are all designed with cooking for two in mind. Even those with larger serving sizes will be great for either freezing or repurposing as leftovers.
My aim is always to create ‘party in your mouth’ food and this pork stir fry really delivers on that front. The combination of lots of fiery ginger and the fizz of Szechuan pepper make sure that this 20 minute wonder is as memorable as it is fast!
Simple pasta recipes are always a great kitchen fall back for those busy days, this roasted pepper and sausage pasta is one of those recipes. Waiting for the sausage to roast in the oven with the peppers is the most difficult part of this recipe.
Making Italian Sausages at home is not a difficult task, even stuffing them and forming sausage links falls well within the reach of all home cooks. All it takes is a sense of adventure and no real skill, it is also a massive giggle if you are childish like me!
Asparagus is often served as a side dish, but here it is at the heart of a summer asparagus salad that contains lentils, tomatoes and Roquefort cheese. A simple recipe that relies on great ingredients and simple cooking techniques.
Fruit in a salad does not make a dessert, this seared peach and feta cheese salad is full on savoury. A vegetarian main course salad featuring nutty puy lentils and peppery rocket alongside the feta and peaches that will have you making it all summer!
Pork tenderloin is a fantastic lean and subtly flavoured cut of pork, taking just 15-20 minutes to roast this Miso and honey glazed tenderloin makes for a perfect midweek meal. And those quick pickles, you know they are the perfect side!
Toasted fresh coconut is joined by fresh and bright carrot, cucumber and red onion in this Thai salad. At the centre is a thinly sliced and perfectly roasted chicken breast that has a Thai red curry coating. And I have not even mentioned the stunning dressing!
This meal is how I love to cook, 4 simple recipes come together to create a dinner that is far more than it’s parts. We have a perfectly roasted chicken breast, a lightly garlic flavoured white bean puree, some simply cooked asparagus and a simple butter and orange pan sauce.
Pasta is always great for the quick win and in this recipe it is coated in an asparagus puree and then served with blanched asparagus spears. It is then served with some great quality wafer thin parma ham. A perfect, simple summer 30-minute meal!