Tagged: comfort food

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Toad in the Hole

I’ve heard it said in the past that everything tastes better when it’s covered in batter. In many ways that’s not too far from the truth… Fish and Chips. Tempura Prawns. Deep-fried Ice Cream. All...

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Lemongrass Chicken

This dish has had quite a long gestation in my repertoire… It all started many years ago – and I mean many years – when I was out for dinner with friends. As is so...

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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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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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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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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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Swede and Carrot Mash

Talk about Retro! As a child I hated Swede and Carrot Mash, but these days I find it to be a total comfort food – quickly taking me back to a time when someone...