Category: Recipes

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Chilli Pork Ramen

I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that Michael and spicy food do not go well together. As far as I can tell it’s not a flavour issue, it’s a comfort one. Spicy food causes him...

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Chicken, Pancetta & Leek Filo Pie

I admit that there’s not much original about combining chicken, bacon (or in this case pancetta) and mushroom in a pie filling. However, I do think that this succeeds where so many others can...

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Breakfast Pizza

It turns out that I am a total sucker for online advertising. I kept seeing an advert in my Instagram feed for a low-calorie, gluten free pizza dough that was only 39kcal per serving....

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No-Cook Pizza Sauce

For me the tomato sauce on a pizza can be a make or break ingredient. No matter how much effort you go into with the toppings it can all be for nought if you...

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Extra Crispy Fish Pie

As far as I’m concerned you’d have to go a long way to find a dinner more comforting than a homemade Fish Pie. I suspect it’s the combination of a cheesy sauce, mashed potatoes...

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Crispy Marshmallow Bites

Happy Halloween!  Even though I’m not a huge fan of Halloween a lot of my friends really get into the spirit of the season and enthusiasm can be infectious. Though rather than dressing up...

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Oven-Baked Pork Belly Tonkatsu

The Japanese have pretty much perfected the art of making food extra delicious by covering it in a crispy coating. I’ve already shared my Chicken Katsu Curry recipe with you this week and hot...

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Tonkatsu Sauce

Although I pretty much only make Tonkatsu Sauce to go with Tonkatsu Pork I suspect it would work well wherever you use Barbecue Sauce. Much like my regular Barbecue Sauce this starts with a ketchup...

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Chicken Katsu Curry

Every time we go to Wagamama Michael will order the same thing: Chicken Katsu Curry. I can’t say I blame him as it’s a cracking dish and always guaranteed to taste good. The main reason...

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Chicken Lazone

Ok, ok – so it seems that nobody has ever heard of Chicken Lazone. Admittedly nor had I until a couple of years ago when I found the recipe online whilst looking for a...

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Lemon and Prawn Risotto

Prawns have to be one of the most versatile ingredients you can use in the kitchen. They work well in pretty much every savoury dish I can think of. They’re great served cold in...

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Falafel

When I was at University in the late 90s it felt like you could get Falafel pretty much everywhere you went. Though on reflection that may have been because they’re cheap. easy to make...

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Hunter’s Chicken

I have to admit that “Hunter’s Chicken” was always something that passed me by on a restaurant or pub menu. Part of this would have come from confusion over the name… I grew up...

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Barbecue Sauce

Barbecue Sauce can be such a hit or miss condiment in my opinion. It’s easy to pick up at the supermarket and there’s a lot of choice out there. Almost too much choice and...

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Asian Salmon Kebabs

I think everyone has a fairly generic ‘Asian-style’ marinade tucked away somewhere in their repertoire. It’s no surprise as the base mixture of ginger, garlic and soy sauce is both versatile enough to pair...

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Creamy Chicken & Garlic Pasta

After another of my lengthy soujourns researching recipes online I came across a dish I don’t think I’ve ever taken much notice of before: Pasta Alfredo. Traditionally this is made by tossing cooked fettuccine...

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Kebabs

In my opinion barbecues should be about so much more than burgers and sausages… It’s not that I don’t like them but when I have friends or family around to eat I want to...

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Lightly Spiced Chicken Pilaf

This Chicken Pilaf is a gently spiced yet fully flavoured dish, rich in the warm yet zesty flavours of the Eastern Mediterranean. It comes with added benefit that it doesn’t need all that much...

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Nasi Goreng

  Print Recipe Nasi Goreng Nasi Goreng translates as “fried rice” and with this dish that’s exactly what you get – helped along the way with chicken, prawns and a selection of tasty vegetables....

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Dublin Mudslide Pavlova

One of the phrases I hear on a relatively regular basis from my husband is “you never make that for me” – generally deployed in response to me recalling a distant memory of a...

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Rocky Road

We’ve got a lot of busy, social weekends coming up as we head into Christmas and I think it’s always nice to bring along a little gift or treat for your friends if you...