Matar Paneer

Matar Paneer is one of my favourite Indian dishes. It’s basically cheese and peas in a spicy tomato sauce. Delicious, no? I often make this when I am entertaining, as the flavour is show-stopping but it is easy to prepare and forgiving if you have other things on the go and can’t give it your…

Shepherd’s Pie

An easy, comforting meal ideal for those cold nights when you want something satisfying and delicious that will warm you up from the inside. It’s always made with lamb.¬†Always.¬†An easy way to remember this is that ‘shepherds shepherd sheep’. Just picture the words from the old carol: “While shepherds watched their flocks by night, All…

Chicken, Mango & Paneer Curry

My dad hails from the beautiful island of Mauritius and so growing up, delicious curries with exotic spices made up our evening meal as often as fish and chips or steak and kidney pie. That’s why I feel so lucky, because I grew up around the unusual, the colourful and the outlandish. I wasn’t afraid…

Haggis Pie

Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, (Good luck to you and your honest, plump face,) Great chieftain o the puddin’-race! (Great chieftain of the sausage race!) ‘Address to Haggis’, written by the bad-boy of poetry: the great Robbie (Rabbie) Burns, who lived fast and died young at the tender age of 37 in 1796, but…