Pan-fried sirloin steak with simple chianti butter sauce (serve with olive oil mash)

ready in about an hour and 15 minutes; serves 2
You might need to buy:
  • sirloin steaks
  • shallots
  • Fresh thyme
  • large wineglass of Chianti
  • watercress
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Yukon gold potatoes

Pineapple variant

ready in about an hour; serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • sweet potatoes
  • brown sugar
  • Ginger to taste
  • brown sugar
  • pecans

Standard recipe

ready in about 40 minutes; serves 6
You might need to buy:
  • medium russet potatoes

Sweet potatoes mashed and sweetened with maple syrup and butter

ready in about 45 minutes; serves 2