Carrot and Courgette Fritters

Carrot and Courgette Fritters

These delicious fritters were born out of necessity after I needed to use up some carrots and courgettes leftover in my fridge. Since then, they have become a regular feature in my house. Even my OH loves these and looks forward to eating...

Mexican Black Bean Salad

Mexican Black Bean Salad

I have created this recipe for Mexican black bean salad after reading a post by Nayna Kanabar of Simply Food. She runs a monthly event where readers are asked to post recipes from a particular region. August’s theme is Flavours of...

Cherry Lime and Basil Sorbet

Cherry Lime and Basil Sorbet

In this sweltering heat the only dessert (or meal for that matter!) that I can stomach is a refreshing ice cream, or thirst-quenching sorbet. The inspiration for this recipe, I have to admit, came after sneaking a couple of cherry sours from my...

Boozy Prawns

Boozy Prawns

My husband and I love seafood, especially prawns. Not only do they taste divine but they are easy and quick to make – perfect after a long hard day at the office! For me, coating the prawns in a chilli, vodka and lime sauce gives this dish...

Chicken Tikka Caesar Salad

Chicken Tikka Caesar Salad

Mr Pear and I took our three-year-old niece swimming last week – we were clearly feeling the Olympic fever! She was hesitant at first, testing the shallow waters by dipping one foot at a time before plunging straight in. Watching the other kids...

Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas

Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas

It’s Mexican night at the Spicy Pear household and what better dish to serve than homemade quesadillas. These stuffed wraps can be as healthy or unhealthy as you like and can be filled with whatever is leftover in your fridge.

Chilli Lamb Chops

Chilli Lamb Chops

I love recipes that require minimum effort and are bursting with flavour. After a busy day, all I want to do is bung something in the oven, pour a large glass of wine and relax in front of the TV. At these times, I turn to Nigella for...