Hundreds of recipes pass through my purpose-built Test Kitchen each year, all meticulously measured and timed to ensure that each dish not only tastes fantastic but works perfectly and is completely reliable.
What goes on inside the Test Kitchen
Inside the Test Kitchen no two days are the same, whether it’s recipe testing and development, filming content for tv and social media or washing up the dishes at the end of a busy day, it’s always a fun place to be.
A typical testing day is pretty much cook, eat, test, cook eat and test all day long… my team and I, fine tuning quantities and ingredients and modifying our notes until we’re all 100 per cent happy that we’ve created the ultimate version of my recipe.
Of course, all of this cooking requires some serious organisation and a rolling stock of ingredients to ensure we have everything we might need to hand. A lot of our food is ordered ahead online these days, we use fresh home-grown and local produce where possible… sometimes so fresh and local we only have to take a step outside the doors into the Test Kitchen garden.
Test Kitchen Garden
We’re super proud of the garden, a lot of hard work goes into its maintenance and in the Summer months it’s teaming with life…. courgettes, cabbage, kale, cauliflower, carrots, aubergine, spinach, rhubarb, blackcurrants, apples, gooseberries, rocket, runner beans, lettuce to name just a few, and just about every herb that will grow in the great British climate, we grow it.
Not only is the garden beautiful to look at it’s a great spot to draw inspiration for recipes using ingredients straight from the land.
The majority of my recipes are created with healthy eating in mind. So, whether you are looking for a hearty family meal, a new twist on a summer salad or just a simple supper for one, each dish is made with nutritious ingredients with reliable results guaranteed.
I post many of my creations on social media, see my Instagram page for regular updates and my Facebook page for more news on what’s happening in the Test Kitchen. I also have a Facebook Group where you can share your weight loss experiences with other followers and pictures of your creations in the kitchen.