Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 10 minutes, cooks in 45 This is one of my go to Spanish dishes when making tapas, very easy and very tasty. The trick with the sauce is to balance the amounts of olive oil and salt which removes the acidity of the tomatoes during cooking. Sauces…

Garlic and Herb Pasta

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 5 minutes and cooked in 10 minutes This is one of my go-to lunch recipes, quick, easy and very tasty and I’d imagine quite healthy if you are on a diet and choose gluten free pasta and skip the parmesan. Adjust the herbs / garlic amounts to…

Fluffy American pancakes

Fluffy American pancakes

Makes 6-8 pancakes / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 5 minutes and cooked in 10 These make lovely fluffy pancakes and are best served with grilled, crispy streaky bacon and loads of good quality Maple Syrup. I much prefer them to English pancakes. Ingredients 190g self raising flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt…

Pasta with Broccoli and Pine Nuts

Pasta with Broccoli

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 10 minutes and cooks in 10 A quick and easy lunch or dinner and is much tastier than you would think. Ingredients 190g of penne pasta Salt 1 head of broccoli, florets, chopped into 2cm pieces Freshly ground black pepper Small handful of pine nuts Olive oil…

Mushroom risotto

Vale’s Mushroom Risotto

Serves 4 / Difficulty – Medium / 10 minutes prep & around 30 minutes cooking time. This is the best mushroom risotto I have tasted, which is lucky as it’s made by my wife and she would know if I was lying every time she asks me ‘how was it?’. Ingredients 200g exotic mushroom mix…