This is the easiest, tastiest dip and surprisingly uses packets of dried vegetable soup mix (yes, cup a soups!) to season the sour cream. I had it at a buffet in the states once and it was served in a hollowed out round loaf of bread. It looked great but it tasted even better. Serve with bread, crackers or vegetable sticks for a quick and easy starter or snack
A really tasty marinade that's quick to prepare and provides the base to an easy meal. When cooked, the chicken will be sticky and tangy. Serve with steamed rice and stir fried pak choy for a complete meal. Enough to cover about 8 pieces of chicken
Cooking the bananas first gives a luscious flavour to this gorgeous drink that kids and adults alike will adore. Cooking them releases their natural oils which shine through in this drink. This one doesn't like hanging around too long and should be drank with plenty of ice within a couple of hours of making.
I got this recipe from a Mexican guy I met in America. This lives up to expectation, unlike other guacamole's I've tried. This is best eaten straight away but contrary to popular belief you can actually store this in the fridge for a couple of days. Put into a bowl and cover with a very thin layer of olive oil then put cling film over so that it touches the guacamole itself.
A really refreshing and different way to eat mango. I was served this drink on the beach in Rio one time and turned my nose up at it (I'd asked for mango juice and don't really like milk drinks) but I was pleasantly surprised to find how well the sweet creamy milk went down with the loose crushed slippery mango. Don't think of this as a drink though do serve it in a glass. This is more like eating peaches and cream. Fantastic.
Serve as part of an American breakfast or just enjoy on a buttered crumpet or piece of toast. The salty bacon and the sweet maple syrup together are a dream come true. Its also incredibly simple. There is no substitute however for the maple syrup in this recipe, if you haven't got any then make something else!
This is a wonderful way to enjoy pears when they are flavoursome yet still firm and crisp. A lovely summer lunch or starter, the kind that is satisfying in the way that you don't need dessert and something to take your time over.
This is an example of less being more and with only 3 ingredients you just can't go wrong! This is absolutely gorgeous, just don't try to put anything with it and keep it simple! Pure comfort food, especially if made using basmati rice
These are great, really simple, really easy and of course, really tasty! The taste of the pure partly toasted coconut comes through really well and I always make a double batch. WARNING: If you don't like coconut, make something else!
Good enough to serve on its own, with plenty of good bread and decent white wine. Perfection satisfaction and simplicity all rolled into one. You'll never want to use basil again! The only specification is that you use the best fresh tomatoes you can find, preferably on the vine and deep deep red in colour. I prefer to chill the tomatoes to make for easier slicing, then allow the finished dish to come to room temp. Thank you sophie grigson from whom I adapted this recipe.
An elegant summer salad dish that is wonderful served on the side of poached cold chicken. Pimms has become a traditional English alcoholic summer beverage, its a bit like sherry or vermouth and is best served in tall glasses with soda water, lemon, strawberry and cucumber slices. Its actually the cucumber that makes the drink special I think. I've tried to capture this, I think to good effect in this salad and I hope you enjoy it as much as me
Raspberries and cream with meringue all frozen together to make mushy fruity creamy heaven! I never can get it just like she does, but its still good none the same. The brandy works well in this and acts more like a flavouring as opposed to a tipple. Simply wonderous, by far the best way to serve raspberries. Thanks Mum!