I am on Beat the Chef!!!!

EEEK! so it feels like such a long time ago !

I've been keeping this quite, it still feels like a dream and like it never happened!  But today I've seen the first trailer, so it must be real.  Six months ago I actually took part in this exciting new show.  I cannot tell you how far from my comfort zone this was and still is!  My family and friends will tell you how much I hate having my photo taken, never mind being filmed on National TV!

The thing is I'm obsessed with cooking!

I was approached over 6 months ago.... would I be interested on being on A New Cookery Game Show! (that was what it was called at the time) Thinking of the programmes like Ready Steady Cook and after chatting to my lovely friends and family, I decided I would like to take part.

It wasn't until the day I turned up at the studios I knew the gravity and calibre of who I was up against!

So watch the show..... it starts on Monday 27th May, 5.30pm on Channel 4. I am excited and nervous at the same time....

What will the format be?
Who will beat a professional Chef?

I will keep you posted as soon as I know when or what episode I will be on!

Good Luck to my Fellow Contestants!

No matter how we do its still an incredible achievement to turn up and be filmed in a TV studio, and amazing experience!

As Miranda would say…..

Such Fun!



A meal in its own right!  Layers of thinly sliced potato, smoky bacon, mushroom and leeks, slowly roasted in delicious  herby stock, all the flavours infuse together, with a crispy crunchy topping.  So simple and easy to do, this recipe is perfect for a lazy day!

Brilliant on its own as a meal, or as a luxury side dish to accompany a steak or to posh up a traditional roast, this is a family winner!


We had ours simply served with asparagus and broccoli!  For toddlers its great with baked beans too!

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Chicken Shawarma 

Today I’ve pulled out this great recipe again, one of my simple fail proof recipes..  I’ve made these delicious healthy tasty morsels for our regular monthly taster, in my diet group! They are Very easy and exotic, this middle eastern Chicken Shawarma tastes amazing.  Whilst cooking the heady aroma fills the house, this not only smells but tastes divine.  The succulent meat just falls of the skewers.

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