my top 10 recipes for 2016

how to make the very best whole roasted cauliflower in the world

Last year and the year before I started doing a round-up of what I thought the best recipes for the year on were. I mean I’m the one who eats all this food so I should know. It’s always quite tricky to pick only ten because I cook and bake a lot of food in a year, but these are the recipes I’ve made again and will continue to do so in the future. They are my big keepers, and I think you will love them too. You can check out my best recipes for 2015 and 2014 if you like too.

2016 was a difficult year for many and it was a dreadful year on the global political landscape. I know a lot of people cant wait to kick it into touch. Personally it was another goodie for me where I got to go on two BIG food travel adventures. First to Israel – for a life changing food tour, and then to Bangkok and Vietnam for more food and travel fun. I was blessed with an abundance of work and potential opportunities that I have only dreamed of. I was able to turn down work I didn’t really like and spend more time on the projects I really loved. This is pretty much my biggest career goal, to do more of what I love and less of the bill-paying stuff. I worked with a few spectacular clients and hung out with amazing people. There was a LOT of fun.

Of course I ate too much food and drank far too much wine, so 2017 is going to have to look a little healthier, but in the meantime these are my top 10 recipes for the year.

I hope you enjoy them, thanks for popping by and I wish you the happiest New Year imaginable. 

The very best whole roasted cauliflower in the world

how to make the very best whole roasted cauliflower in the world

Roast chicken with stout rosemary & honey

roast chicken with stout, rosemary and honey

Meatball and spinach ravioli bake

meatball and spinach ravioli bake

Tres leches cake

The best tres leches cake on the internet

Yotam Ottolenghi’s cauliflower cake

cauliflower cake by ottolenghi

Salmon poke

salmon poke that is sushi in a bowl

Earl Grey tea milk tart 

Earl Grey tea milk tart or London Fog

Stout Welsh rarebit 

A delicious stout Welsh rarebit with bacon

A delicious Peruvian ceviche

the most delicious peruvian ceviche

3 ingredient no-churn vegan chocolate ice cream

3 ingredient, no churn, vegan chocolate ice cream



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  1. I love your cauliflower recipe and that fabulous chocolate ice cream. Happy New Year!

  2. That ice cream shot is glorious, as are they all! Happy new year to you, dear friend!

  3. Thanks Alanna and all the very best for you in 2017 x Sam

  4. Happy New Year to you Laura – hope its a goodie x

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