Pork Fillet with Prunes and Apple

Pork fillet, also known as pork tenderloin, is a relatively economical cut of pork that can be used in so many ways. It is economic in price and time cooking, taking 15 minutes or so to cook and retaining its moisture. Additionally it is a lean meat, only having 80mg of cholesterol and 1.2g of saturated fat per 100g. For people looking for lower-cholesterol options, … Continue reading Pork Fillet with Prunes and Apple

Easy Vegetable and Sausage Quiche

Fennel an Fennel and leek are mild and work well together in this quiche and the addition of the Cheddar cheese, Kransky and mushrooms add bursts of extra flavour. This is an easy quiche to make because all the elements can be prepared ahead, even the shortcrust pastry, leaving only the assembly and the whisking of the eggs and cream. If you don’t have cream … Continue reading Easy Vegetable and Sausage Quiche

Rich Split Pea and Smoked Ham Soup

There is nothing more delicious than a rich, thick split pea and smoked ham soup. In fact, a recent study has shown that bone broth made from dry-cured ham bones may be beneficial for heart health. So even more goodness from this classic soup. With the long cooking the peas melt into the liquid and the potatoes thicken the soup further as they break down … Continue reading Rich Split Pea and Smoked Ham Soup

Chicken, Leek, Fennel and Mushroom Pies

The chicken pie is a classic dish and the delicious creamy filling with the crisp shortcrust pastry shell, makes such a satisfying meal. It is perfect for using left over roast chicken that you may have, transforming it into something special. Here we are using individual pie plates. In this recipe, the leeks and fennel give sweetness to the tender chicken. The sauteed mushrooms cooked … Continue reading Chicken, Leek, Fennel and Mushroom Pies

Quick Sauteed Mushrooms

Mushrooms are delicious and meaty if cooked simply. The Italian way of cooking them is quickly, so that the moisture is retained inside the mushrooms rather than adding any liquid to the pan which then causes them to release their moisture and poach in their own juice and become flat and unappetizing. This recipe uses fresh button mushrooms, garlic, fresh parsley and freshly ground black … Continue reading Quick Sauteed Mushrooms