Black Pudding Carbonara

Is there anything that you cannot do with black pudding? I’ve made burgers, pies, bon bons… and now, I’ve made something that would shake a true Italian to their core, Black Pudding Carbonara. Made with the finest black pudding from the one and only Donald Butcher’s, it is what I’m going to call Scottish-Italian fusion….

Mum’s Pesto Pasta

Is there anything more basic than pesto pasta? It’s a go-to dish for anyone who is less comfortable cooking but still wants the comfort of a home cooked meal. My mum always used to make this for us and, even though everyone else in my family found it boring, as a fussy teenager, I asked…

Swede Gnocchi with Broccoli Pesto

In October, the lovely guys at The Fresh Fruit Shop sent me one of their fruit and veg subscription boxes full to the brim of amazing locally sourced produce and I started thinking about different ways I could use them. One thing that came in the box was a swede. Swede is not something I…

Creamy Mushroom and Herb Linguine with Grilled Chicken

This is a great recipe for when you want something delicious and satisfying but also relatively healthy. I use spray oil to cook my mushrooms and reduced fat crème fraiche in the sauce, and the whole dish is 500kcals, and it has tonnes of flavour – perfect for using up leftover fresh herbs too! Obviously…