Lorraine Pascale's comfort food recipes

Butternut squash with quinoa, feta, basil and mint

I discovered butternut squash several years ago. In fact, it was when making a squash soup with chilli and ginger, one day, that I decided I wanted to be a chef – it just blew me away.

Stove-top haddock with fennel seeds and basil

When I was younger I wasn't that confident with fish, but this dish is so quick and easy, and it makes such a great speedy family supper, that we eat it most weeks. The fennel seeds are subtle and flavoursome, but if you're not a fan then just leave them out.

Lemon Victoria sandwich with lemon curd and limoncello

More than just a Victoria sandwich, this light and zesty cake is the perfect antidote to all the heavy wintery food we've been eating. The citrus flavours bring back welcome memories of Mediterranean summer days.

Pears poached in sauternes, cardamom and ginger

My dad has a pear tree in his garden, so there are always plenty to go round, and these pears are super easy. All you need to do is take them out of the fridge when you are ready to serve. It's the perfect refreshing dessert to have after a warming meal.

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