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Steak with Peppercorn Sauce

I think I’ve mentioned my love of Steak-Frites before, haven’t I? It may make for a straightforward dinner but there’s a reason that you can order it in pretty much every restaurant. Indeed, there...

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Ginger Chicken Noodles

Do you ever have one of those evenings where you get a craving for something from your favourite restaurant but can’t be bothered to change out of your “indoor” clothes? No matter how tempting...

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Quick Green Curry Salmon

No matter how much I love cooking things from scratch I think it’s perfectly acceptable to take a few shortcuts now and then. This is especially true when I’m short on time or when...

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Fajita Chicken

I think that Fajitas have to be a contender for the ultimate mid-week dinner, don’t you? Firstly, they’re quick to make. If you really try you can go from empty plates to full stomachs...

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Chicken with Broccoli Pesto

This Chicken with Broccoli Pesto has all the hallmarks of me having made a food-related New Year’s Resolution, doesn’t it? Though in the interests of transparency this was actually first cooked in December, when...

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Chicken Caprese

I find that on many occasions it’s the simple things in life that can bring the most pleasure. The same is true of food. For every recipe with an ingredients list as long as...

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Mint Aero Cheesecake

We hosted Christmas this year and I have to say that it went very well. We had Michael’s parents, my parents and my Nan with us for Christmas Day, which meant cooking for seven...

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Chunky Fish Cakes

It took me a long time to realise that I quite enjoy eating fish. When I was younger it was pretty much the first thing I’d rule out on a restaurant menu. Not because...

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Vegan Peppermint Creams

Talk about a throwback to childhood! Almost everyone I know made Peppermint Creams when they were at school. I guess that’s because they require very little effort and absolutely no cooking at all. Perfect...

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Frosty Lane

I think this might be the third Rocky Road recipe I’ve published now. Do I have a problem? As you may have guessed this is my slightly more festive variation on the theme. I’ve called...

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Shortbread Bites

Christmas is looming, which means it’s now time for me to start revisiting a few festive favourites that are always well-received at this time of year. I thought I’d ease myself in gently by...

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Butternut and Blue Cheese Pasta Bake

Even though I’m really not a fan of this time of year it does have some upsides. When the weather is behaving then a crisp wintery walk in the countryside or along the beach...

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Beef Stroganoff

You can always tell when the seasons are changing as the food I cook quickly follows suit. It might still be sunny and almost approaching “warm” during the day, but the nights are drawing...

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S’mores Brownies

For me S’mores are even more American than apple pie. I know I’m misusing the idiom a little bit here but you just don’t see them anything like as much in the UK. I...

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Lighter Dauphinoise Potatoes

There are few side dishes that feel as indulgent as Dauphinoise Potatoes, let’s face it. They tick pretty much every box. A crisp golden crust? Check. Tender slices of perfectly cooked potato? All present...

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Prosciutto Pork Loin with Salsa Verde

I think I’ve sufficiently sung the praises of Pork Fillet (Tenderloin) in the past. It’s such a wonderful cut of meat that tastes great and can be used in so many different ways. Much...

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Salsa Verde

How often have you been on holiday and found that your dinner is accompanied by the most amazing sauce? This Salsa Verde is absolutely one of those! It draws on its Italian heritage to bring...

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Griddled Lamb with Quinoa Greek Salad

Whilst a lot of my posts of late have been focused on comfort food I sometimes need a little break! As much as I enjoy big, wholesome dinners there are still some evenings when I...

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Maple & Pecan Flapjacks

Sunday afternoons are just made for baking, even when you don’t know what you’re going to end up with. Indeed, these flapjacks were very much a last minute creation. I had planned on making...

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Rosemary & Lemon Chicken Risotto

There’s one rule in our house when it comes to making dinner: If in doubt, cook a risotto. I am confident that we will always the ingredients in the cupboard to make a perfectly...

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Monkfish and Prawn Curry

I’ve deliberately avoiding giving this delicately spiced Monkfish and Prawn Curry a geographic moniker. It’s partly for the inevitable fear that I’ll cause offence – something many cooks do on a regular basis. Though...