Many people think quiches are just a summer picnic dish, but I love them served warm in the autumn and winter too. This quiche is phenomenal and it’s the reason …
This may look like you’ve slaved over this dish for hours but it is in fact such an incredibly simple tart to make. By placing butter and sugar under the leeks in the pan I’ve eliminated the need for pre-frying, so it can all be done in the oven. The fresh lemon thyme really brings out the flavour of the leeks, but if you can’t find any, then regular thyme also works well. So simple yet it looks so stunning.
This makes the perfect side dish to accompany any Sunday roast. British leeks work really well with a delicious creamy, cheesy sauce and the crumble topping. Made with a combination of oats and nuts this is something that will definitely wow your dinner guests.
Crunchy and tasty leek, potato and cheese croquettes
A Christmas side dish
A warm filo pastry that can be made either in starter or main course size, coupled with a creamy leek and Caerphilly filling and tiny jewels of ruby red cranberries. Ideal party food.
A really pretty dish to be served as a starter or light lunch. Choose tender young leeks for the best results.
When it comes to endurance events the key is plenty of carbohydrate in the diet. Carbohydrate is the fuel your muscles use while you are exercising but stores in the body are small, so a regular intake of carbohydrate-rich foods is necessary to keep them topped up. Low stores will result in poor performance and increase the risk of injury. Choose carbohydrate foods that release their energy slowly such as the oats used in this pancake recipe and flavoured with the leeks and tomatoes.
Research has shown that the best way to lose weight is to choose meals that help you feel fuller for longer while being low in calories. This means choosing meals that are balanced in carbohydrates, protein and plenty of fruit and vegetables. This couscous salad is a perfect match. The couscous provides some starchy carbohydrate, the feta provides protein and the leeks and other ingredients contribute to you 5-a-day whilst keeping the calorie content low.
Elegant bruschetta with a twist