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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...

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Blondies

I can’t remember when I had my first Blondies but I’m pretty sure that, like most people, I was somewhat of a skeptic. I mean, why would you make a brownie without the most...

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Chicken with Creamy Bacon Sauce

  Print Recipe Chicken with Creamy Bacon Sauce Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins Course: Main CourseCuisine: Poultry Servings: 2 Ingredients1 tsbp Olive Oil4 boneless Chicken Thigh fillets discard the skin before eating...

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Autumnal Chicken

I’m clearly one of those people who is affected by the changing of the seasons – especially at the end of summer after the clocks change and the nights draw in at an ever...

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Basil and Red Pepper Beef

This is very much inspired by Thai Basil Beef (a.k.a. Pad Gra Prow) but is not something that I would ever want to claim as being even remotely authentic for many reasons. First, and...

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Baked Coconut Prawns

I’m a creature of habit. Whenever I travel to the USA if there’s a Bubba Gump restaurant nearby there’s a very strong chance I’ll end up in it at some point. I’m sure that...

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Turkey Saltimbocca

Sometimes simplicity is king when it comes to cooking. I do try and stick to that approach where I can, but many of my recipes look positively complex when compared to this Turkey Saltimbocca....

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Tikka Salmon with Jewelled Rice

Everyone enjoys a curry, don’t they? Like most Brits I tend to leave the hard work to the professionals and rely on my local takeaway to deliver the goods if I’m in need of...

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Twice-baked Cheddar Cheese Soufflé

Depending on your age I suspect that you either view a soufflé as the height of sophistication or a flashback to an almost forgotten time when they were everywhere. Either way, for some reason...

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Butternut Squash, Macaroni & Cheese

I love Macaroni Cheese but it’s one of those dishes I have to make sparingly as I would gladly eat several portions in one sitting… I have wonderful memories of it throughout my life,...

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Simple Cherry Compote

For something that’s so easy to make, a Cherry Compote is an amazingly versatile thing to have around the kitchen. You can use it in baking as a filling for sponge cakes, to top...

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Triple Chocolate Brownies

I like to write a little introduction to most of my recipes, but in this case I think I’ll let the food do the talking – therefore, I present to you my Triple Chocolate...

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Dorset Apple Cake

I was born and raised in Dorset and have often wondered what the link is between the county and its eponymous apple cake. I’m sure plenty of apples are grown here but it’s never...

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Cherry Bakewell Cake

I love a Cherry Bakewell and in days past I could sit down with half a dozen of them along with a cup of tea and run out of cakes before I’d emptied my...

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Vegan Rocky Road

I love a bit of Rocky Road – indeed I’ve posted a recipe for a more traditional version of it on the blog before – but this a variation on the theme that came...

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Honeycomb

There are some recipes that feel like they’re part science experiment and part magic – for me Honeycomb is definitely one of them.  It seems a little crazy that you get so much of...

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Lemon Ginger Drizzle Cake

One of my favourite childhood memories has to be that of baking at the weekend with my either my Mum or my Nan (well, that and making pompoms from a ball of wool and...

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Lazy Garlic Chicken

Sometimes you get to the end of the week wanting a bit of a treat for dinner, but you either don’t have the right things in the cupboard or just don’t have the energy...

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Honey Balsamic Salmon

Simple doesn’t always mean boring, does it? After all, when you have good tasty ingredients the last thing you want to be doing is burying them under an overwhelming sauce and almost pretending they’re...

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Sweet & Sour Chicken

As I’ve said before most of the food I cook is the result of advance planning, prior experience and random moments of inspiration. Michael loves to lovingly tease me about my food planner –...

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Margarita Chicken

Anyone who knows me will be more than aware of my fondness for cocktails – make it bright, mix it up, stick a sparkler and you’re onto a winner. I’ve got a raft of...