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.
A Shepherds pie is a delightfully old fashioned comfort food recipe that is fortunately as popular today as it ever was. Often tweaked and played with my version remains mainly traditional featuring ground lamb, lots of vegetables and the richest of mashed potatoes as a topping.
It is hard to look beyond seafood when it comes to quick meals and these harissa and garlic prawns. Served with buttered couscous this entire meal is ready in less than 30 minutes and raises smiles all around!
A chicken pasta offers a wealth of potential for flavour combinations, this recipe goes with Sage and Onion. Classic flavours with poultry and aided by butter create a fully flavoured main course pasta dish.
My take on a Matar Paneer or Mutter Paneer is very much influenced by the ideas behind a chicken tikka masala. Cooking the paneer separately allows us to supercharge the flavours in this classic vegetarian curry.
My Thai Green Chicken Curry Recipe may contain a long list of ingredients, but it still only takes 40 minutes to make. That includes the time that it takes to prepare a from scratch Thai Green Curry paste that leaves leftovers for even more yummy Thai grub.
A crispy chicken breast in a crunchy coating is easily recognisable as a family-friendly meal, the cornflake chicken breast takes that idea and turns it up to 11. We pair it with some buttery parsley potatoes and a simple mustard sauce.
Pasta in Puttanesca Sauce is another relatively modern Italian classic recipe. My easy and quick version is rich with anchovy, capers and parsley but it comes without olives. I don’t like them and because I’m a “grown up” now and I don’t have to eat things I don’t like! Bucatini … Read more
This whole baked sea bass recipe is a tray bake in all but name, but we take a little care and attention to ensure each ingredient is cooked perfectly. This is the perfect filling but light and nutritious meal!
Mashed potatoes are the quintessentially British side dish, they are typically rich buttery and indulgent. This recipe is the perfect start to either serving mashed potatoes as a side or indeed in anything from fish cakes to cottage pie.