Rachel’s favourites

These are the recipes I cook time and time again and some that are worth the extra effort. Enjoy!


This is perfect for eating with a big group of friends. Surprisingly healthy, this is full of veggies and will make a couple of chicken breasts go a really long way.


Seared Scallops with bean mash and bacon

Sweet tender scallops, with crispy salty bacon, roasted cherry tomatoes and a bean mash. Perfect indulgence in every mouthful.


Mashed Potatoes

I always defer to stodgy ‘comfort’ food and mashed potato is the ultimate, I could eat bowls and bowls.


Pea and Leek Tart

Leeks sweated down slowly and sweetly with peas thrown in, all encased in a cheesy, eggy custard and baked in flaky pastry.


Easy Lentil Curry with pilaf

This is a really easy, one pot curry, you can make it days in advance and it actually gets better with age.


Rocket Pesto

Rocket pesto is not the same a classic pesto with the sweet creaminess of pine nuts and basil, this is altogether different; peppery, garlicky, it really packs a punch.


Big Mack Cakes

Cheap and easy to make and SO tasty!