SLOW COOKER BRAISED SHORT RIBS


As we hit that time of year where we have to crank up the heating, I know it is time to bring out the slow cooker. I love that it can monitor a low heat and gently braise the meat until it’s pull apart tender. Years ago in the UK short ribs were barely heard…

ROSEMARY ROASTED RUMP OF BEEF


I love the weekends who doesn’t! For me it means having the time to slowly potter around my kitchen, relax reading recipes, planning meals – basically feeding my cooking obsession. But it also gives me the time to cook big bits of meat and scratch my head a lot, whilst making pen to paper calculations to…

TURKEY APPLE HASH -LEFTOVER CHRISTMAS DINNER


I might be Jew-ish, but I LOVE Christmas. The songs, spending time with my family, overeating and celebrating this festival that isn’t even part of my religion. But who cares it makes me happy and I look forward to this time of year from the moment its over. So as the glorious Christmas day comes to…

BLOW YOUR MIND BIG AL’S BBQ SAUCE


I can sadly take no credit for creating this truly genius BBQ sauce recipe. But it is just so great that I need to share it with everyone. The long and short of it is, I LOVE BBQ sauce and  well all kinds of BBQ so when I cooked dinner for my Pop Up Supper Club for Jamie’s Food…

MY JEW-ISH CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD, ORANGE HOISIN DRESSING


This particular salad discovery was made during my stint living in LA. It appeared and probably still does appear on nearly every cafe menu. Well after eating this salad once you understand why it is so incredibly popular and frankly it is also about the delicious dressing. Now strictly speaking there is no actual cooking…

MY JEW-ISH HEALTHY CHICKEN CURRY IN A HURRY


Believe it or not, this is a tried and tested recipe that I regularly cook in office, for the office at lunchtime. What??? I hear you say,  I cook in the office… well i was lucky enough to be presented with a Jamie Oliver home cooker from my boss who set me the challenge to…

MY JEW-ISH RATATOUILLE


When I look back at family meals in my younger years, Ratatouille  made a frequent appearance. My mum and grandma always prepared excellent versions served alongside  a variety of different meats and fish. I think that is what makes this dish so great, its incredibly versatile. So when I looked in my fridge last week and…

30 MIN TOMATO AND KALE BARLEY RISOTTO


Since the gluttony of Christmas and I certainly scoffed far beyond what I actually needed to, this recipe came to my head to counterbalance all food evil towards the end of 2012. This super healthy but filling dish combines two of my favourite ingredient kale and pearl barley. Buying the quick cook bean mix dramatically…

CARAMELISED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH BALSAMIC AND RED ONION


When Brussels sprouts start appearing on the supermarket shelves around early December i get excited. I don’t believe that they should be limited to simply the Christmas dinner.  The bad rep that Brussels sprouts have got themselves during the decade in the UK is down to the simple fact that we just don’t know how…

JEW-ISH ASIAN STYLE SHORT RIBS


I first tried Short ribs in America. They were a revelation, it was one of those ‘Stop, what the hell is this?’  moments. I realized that their by far had been no slow braised beef dish in my life that had come close to the tenderness and or deliciousness  of  this particular cut of beef.  This ah-ha…