Food of life

Collection by Michelle Lester • Last updated 6 weeks ago


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Michelle Lester
Best roast potatoes

The best roast potato recipe | Jamie Oliver recipe

Simple as roast potatoes are, there’s a handful of tiny, but important, details – picked up throughout my cooking career – that when combined give you this ultimate recipe, which I believe creates the perfect roast potato. What a luxury.

Pumpkin and Spinach lasagne. Diana Henry

Roast pumpkin & spinach lasagne

Nothing is as comforting as a rich creamy lasagne and the sweet, earthy flavours of this veggie classic are well worth the effort

Sweet potato & coconut curry

Prep your veggies and let the slow cooker do the work with our filling sweet potato curry

Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake Recipe

729 reviews

Abuttery-vanilla batter is the base of a cake that brims with a pound of strawberries.

Teriyaki salmon with sesame pak choi 2016

Teriyaki salmon with sesame pak choi

Sweet chilli, honey, sesame oil, mirin and soy combine to make a punchy sauce for fish. Elaine Paige’s dish is a simple and quick midweek meal

A delicious blend of dried fruit, orange, lemon and spices make up this traditional Spiced Fruit Bread Pudding Recipe - perfect for a cold winters day!


We've added a selection of spices to give your bread pudding a real twist. The combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and dried fruit gives this bread pudding a really rich flavour.

Mushroom and Leek Pasta-20

Creamy Mushroom and Leek Pasta Sauce Recipe

This Creamy Mushroom and Leek Pasta is scrumptious. Leeks add color and fantastic flavor. It was really, really good and it re-heats really well!


Kedgeree | Egg recipes | Jamie Oliver recipes

Kedgeree is one of my favourite things. I do have a bit of a problem in that I can’t stop eating it when I make it because I find it so damn delicious. And it’s also very comforting – perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or a hangover.

Persian squash & pistachio roast

Persian squash & pistachio roast | Vegetable recipes | Jamie magazine

The brash, punchy flavours of Persian cooking lend themselves perfectly to veggie-based dishes – and to Christmas.

Beetroot and chocolate brownies - Quick root and fruit loaf - Butternut squash and honey drizzle cake

Take the biscuit: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall on beetroot brownies

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: Where better to mix beetroots and something sweet than in a cake or brownie?

Yotam Ottolenghi’s courgette, lentil and turmeric fritters.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for fried party snacks for new year and beyond

Everyone loves a fried snack, so let’s end the year as we mean to go on

Cinnamon whirls | delicious. magazine

Cinnamon whirls recipe | delicious. magazine

6 reviews

These fragrant Scandinavian cinnamon whirls, with the sweet smell and warm taste of cinnamon, are very tempting and moreish.

Jamie's bun and butter pudding is made with hot cross buns; a delicious twist on a bread and butter pud packed with fruit and dusted with icing sugar.

Bun & Butter Pudding | Bread Recipes | Jamie Oliver Recipes

Easter calls for this cheeky hot-cross bun bread and butter pudding – magic

Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread using Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purchase Baking Flour - perfect for nut free friends :)

My Banana Banana Bread is currently my most popular post by far, thanks to a little viral repinning on Pinterest. I have a feeling that the prefix “gluten-free” on this recipe will prev…