Welcome to our Recipe page! We hope this will give you some ideas for things to cook, and an idea of the things we teach on a ‘Joy of Food’ Course.

Chickpea Curry

posted 7 Sep 2014, 08:20 by

As cooked and tasted at The Forum yesterday, simple, cheap nutritious and delicious what more could you want! Original recipe was found on the BBC Good Food website, we have adapted a little, we like the result! 

Butternut Squash and Lentil Dhal

posted 28 Apr 2014, 08:50 by

This is my new favourite (and cheap!) meal, do try adding cauliflower or just pimp it up with whatever takes your fancy!

Soda Bread

posted 31 Oct 2013, 09:19 by

This has proved to be a major success on recent courses, you must try it, it is easy and by mixing your flours and adding nuts or seeds, or even chunks of cheese, you can create lovely bread in under an hour, eat it warm, it is lovely toasted, doesn't keep as well as yeasted bread, but don't let that put you off.   

Curry Pastes!

posted 23 Aug 2013, 09:25 by

Curries have been popular on some recent courses, so as promised I am adding two very simple home made curry paste recipes which work very well! One note of caution, they are Jamie Oliver recipes and he clearly loves his chilli heat! I always half the amount of chilli and cayenne pepper and they work well for me! Enjoy!

Chicken Drumsticks

posted 3 Jul 2013, 07:21 by

I used this recipe recently, it worked a treat, is very simple and great for the BBQ season (if we ever get any sun!) Just reduce the oven time by 10 minutes and place on a hot BBQ for that time,giving them a turn to crisp all over! I made this with the value pack of drumsticks, in my local supermarket and it was delicious!   

Easy Sausage Bolognese!

posted 27 Mar 2013, 08:14 by

Tried this one recently with some of our younger students and it went down well, so we are now sharing it with all, originally found it in

Home Made Chicken Pot Noodle

posted 14 Feb 2013, 07:10 by

Our first and still most taught recipe! One pot, minimal equipment and infinitely variable! Ultimate fast food......Enjoy  

Healthy Lasagne!

posted 9 Nov 2012, 08:46 by

Low calorie recipes and courses for people who want to lose a little weight are currently popular so I  make no apologies for reproducing this one, another courtesy of ‘The Hairy Dieters’  I have tested this and it is delicious (as are all their ‘diet’ recipes) I am a fan as you will have guessed!

Now It's Time to Bake Bread!

posted 25 Oct 2012, 07:07 by   [ updated 25 Oct 2012, 07:18 ]

You have had the soup recipe now for a simle bread recipe. I am passionate about bread making, it is really simple and so much better for you than anything bought in a supermarket.
Bread has four basic ingredients, Flour, Yeast,Water and Salt, you need nothing more to make delicious bread, supermarket bread can have up to fifteen ingredients! sometimes it can include mould inhibitors! Try making this bread, and if you can avoid eating it all very quickly, simply freeze it as soon as it cools and, then a minute or so on defrost in a microwave or wamed in the oven returns it to 'fresh baked'.

Sweet and Sour Chicken - The healthy way.........!

posted 14 Oct 2012, 06:21 by   [ updated 14 Oct 2012, 06:23 ]

After ten days on my hols I arrived home feeling a bit 'podgy' So time for action....exercise intensity increased and healthy dishes, I discovered 'The Hairy Dieters' recipe book at a bargain price and having watched some of the series decided to give it a try. Tried several recipes now and all were great, tasty and healthy too, the result almost a month later is 9 pounds lost! despite eating what seems to be a great deal of tasty food.So I reproduce one of my favourites for you all now, tried on a Joy of Food session and very much enjoyed! 

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