Quick and Easy Hummus Recipe

Hummus with accompaniments

Hummus (also spelled houmous or hummous, amongst other variations) is a fantastically quick, easy, healthy and delicious dish which can be served as a snack or as a meal with accompaniments. There are many different recipes for it but this particular version is one of my favourites. Continue reading


Split Pea and Ham Soup Recipe

Split pea and ham soup ready to eat

This split pea and ham soup is one of the best winter dishes as it’s thick, hearty, warming and nourishing – almost more like a stew than a soup. The original recipe was given to me several years ago by my friend Belinda (thanks B!) and it’s apparently an old Dutch family recipe. For me it comes with memories of many episodes of Prison Break, which a bunch of us watched at one sitting while eating Belinda’s delicious soup. We all agreed that the soup and certain cast members of Prison Break were equally yummy! Continue reading

Mexican Beans

Mexican beans with nachos and 'guacamole'

This is a really delicious, warming and filling dish which is perfect for winter evenings. It’s pretty healthy, and it can be served in so many ways: just plain or with cheese melted on top; on toast; with poached or fried eggs on top; as a side dish with meat – it goes particularly well with sausages; or in true Mexican fashion, with nachos and a simple ‘guacamole’, which is my personal favourite. Continue reading