20 July 2018 | SchwartzHerbs are not that uncommon in baking. We can all think of uses for rosemary, for thyme, for lemon verbena – but oregano is definitely a little more unusual. We all have it in the kitchen, but we don't often vary from its more common savoury uses.
20 July 2018 | SchwartzShakshuka is Hebrew for ‘all mixed up’. A green shakshuka is a lighter twist on the traditional spicy tomato and pepper base. This green alternative is a perfect vegetarian dish for weekend brunch or any weekday dinner!
11 July 2018 | SchwartzKnow how the summer sun makes every evening feel like a weekend? Make the most of the glorious hot weather with dishes served up al fresco – and where better to get the best BBQ recipes than from the heady heat of the Deep South? Forget standing over the grill as you wait for your food to cook – “slow and low” is the classic cooking style for Louisianan dishes, so you can keep an eye on progress from the cool of the shade.
05 June 2018 | SchwartzWe all know one person who can whip up restaurant-quality meals out of the simplest of ingredients in minutes. So what’s their secret?
05 June 2018 | SchwartzCreating your favourite holiday foods at home is the perfect way to bring a little sunshine to the dining table all year round. But this isn’t just about the food – we like to channel the whole Mediterranean lifestyle in the kitchen.
29 May 2018 | Schwartz"Salt and Pepper" is a popular flavour combination found in Chinese takeaways and restaurants the world over. It’s often paired with prawns, squid and even tofu. Our favourite way to enjoy it is with extra-naughty popcorn chicken.
29 May 2018 | SchwartzMy cupboard is always heaving with bottles and bags of vibrant and fragrant spices. Rarely do I cook a dish and not enhance it with a pinch of this or a teaspoon of that. Spices have transformative powers to really make a dish and bring a new flavour dimension.
29 May 2018 | SchwartzWhen it comes to cooking I believe in making things that don’t need me to spend hours in the kitchen but taste delicious and outstanding. This is when you have simple and easy recipes to make it quick and have the right spices to make it delicious.
16 May 2018 | SchwartzThere’s no doubt about it, black pepper is the unsung hero of the herb and spice rack. But while it maintains a steady presence bringing extra depth to many a recipe, it’s much more than salt’s seasoning sidekick. Here, we tell you how to use a touch of black pepper to bring a pop to sweet dishes, or vary your savoury recipes with the punch of coarse ground peppercorns.
16 May 2018 | SchwartzThere’s nothing better than surprising someone with a treat that just screams “them”. Here, we teach you how to bake a personalised cake for any occasion, whether it’s a birthday cake using the flavours of your colleague’s favourite cinnamon swirls, or a wedding cake tailored to the taste of both the bride and the groom. With our simple flavour pairing guide, there’s no end to the original mixes you could whip up!
27 April 2018 | SchwartzA fusion blend of French and Spanish influence, Cajun-style jambalaya was in fact first whipped up in the sunny climes of Louisiana, one of the modern world’s great cultural melting pots. This classic American dish isn’t much younger than the country itself, and ever since the expertly blended flavours have been continuously honed and crafted to perfection – just like our recipe mix, in fact.
27 April 2018 | SchwartzTrying out a new fitness plan? When you’re focusing on high-protein, low-fat, carb-heavy foods, it’s easy to find that meals can taste a little… underwhelming.
14 February 2018 | Schwartz2018's Chinese New Year begins on Friday 16 February, marking the commencement of the Year of the Dog. People born in these years are considered to be the most loyal friends around, so this is a great time to celebrate their companionship with a traditional meal.
14 February 2018 | SchwartzFebruary’s London Gin Festival has us thinking of all things juniper. We love throwing a few lightly crushed berries into our glasses to enhance the flavour of a classic G&T – but there’s much more to these little pods of flavour. In fact, we’ve got a whole plethora of exciting juniper berry recipes to enhance all kinds of meal. So if you’ve got a few stowed away for drinks with friends, why not consider these alternative ways of using dried juniper berries?
13 February 2018 | SchwartzIf Cupid had shot an arrow at one of our favourite mealtimes, it would have to be breakfast in bed. Who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of freshly-brewed coffee and breakfast on the stove? So treat your beloved (or yourself) to a Valentine’s Day breakfast so good they’ll swear they’re still dreaming. Whether you prefer a sweet or savoury start to the day, we’ve got some delicious breakfast ideas that are sure to make your partner sweet on you. If only it wasn’t Wednesday!
13 February 2018 | SchwartzWho’d have thought that Pancake Day originally started as a way to use up ingredients before 40 days of fasting? Today, it’s the perfect excuse to eat too many of our favourite sweet and savoury creations! These pancake recipes have been specially prepared to wow your friends and family – regardless of culinary ability. Frying pan newbie? Never fear – we’ll tell you how to make flip-perfect pancakes in a jiffy. Or if you’re a dab hand with the basics, why not try something new this year with crispy pancake rolls or oozy crêpe Florentine.
23 January 2018 | SchwartzSoup can warm the cockles on a cold winter’s night, or act as a refreshing lunch in the warm summer. It can be a pleasingly light starter, or a simple but hearty meal. It’s a quick dinner idea for every occasion that’s sure to warm you up from the inside out. And there’s no better way to shake off the last of winter than with these frankly underrated bowls of brilliance. So pull apart a crusty French loaf, swirl some sour cream and a dash of black pepper into a wholesome bowl full of vitamin-rich greens and tender meats.
23 January 2018 | SchwartzThe start of the New Year finds many of us varying up our meals and trying new things, from eating less meat to cutting down on certain food groups. And whether you follow a gluten free diet or not, these meals all pack a mighty punch full of flavour all year round! Here you’ll discover all of your favourite meals reworked into easy gluten free recipes. Gone are the days of cooking up different meals for every requirement – these dishes are so good, the whole table will be asking for more.
23 January 2018 | SchwartzVeganuary seemed to take the world by storm this year – and we jumped at the chance to try something a little bit different. With a huge number of delicious flavours from all over the world to experience, these days you’ll likely find it’s easier than ever to eat vegan – and it tastes good too! These easy vegan recipes will be sticking in our book for the rest of the year, using seasonal produce along with the perfect blend of herbs and spices to show off just how good this type of cooking can be.