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Recipes: A Taste of the Mediterranean

To steal a saying from Nigella Lawson - I'm Never Knowingly Undercatered. In other words, as soon as I'm tasked with cooking for more than two people I inevitably end up making enough food to…

Chicken Gyros

  Chicken Gyros Lightly spiced, succulent griddled chicken. What more could you ask for? Marinade2 tbsp Greek Yogurt2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 Lemon, juiced and zested2 cloves Garlic, peeled and crushed2 tsp Dried Oregano0.5…

Lamb Kofte

  Lamb Kofte Pretty much every country has its own take on kebabs but there's something particularly satisfying about the Mediterranean version -lightly spiced, minced lamb cooked on a hot griddle and served with a…

Flatbreads

  Flatbreads I know you can buy flatbreads from pretty much any shop but there are times when it's more fun to make your own... Everyone likes freshly made bread, don't they? Plus you can…

Greek Salad

  Greek Salad I thought long and hard about whether I should refer to this recipe as a Greek salad, as I doubt its auhenticity, but as everyone else seems to use the name for…

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Tzatziki

  Tzatziki Tzatziki is an incredibly versatile accompaniment to any grilled meat dish - the cooling cucumber and yogurt also makes it a great partner for spicy food, as it can easily temper any excessive…

Cobb Salad

Salad as a concept is a very flexible thing. There are no rules on what a salad has to contain as far as I am aware - just that it should be served (generally) cold…

Spicy Chicken with Creole Rice

  Spicy Chicken with Creole Rice Adding a fairly simple spice rub to an oven-baked chicken breast can turn a bland meal into a riot of flavour. Serve it over a generous portion of equally…

One Pan Baked Salmon

I often find that the hardest part of experimenting in the kitchen is knowing when to stop. Admittedly there are plenty of occasions where adding one or two more ingredients will make an average dish into…

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Orange Chicken

Every time I get a bit of a pang for Chinese food it leads to the same inevitable outcome: I get carried away wanting a little bit of everything and order enough food to feed…

Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes

  Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes Everyone knows that chicken and bacon go together like hand in glove... Add in a bit of double cream and a few sundried tomatoes, and you take things up a…

Food Rocks: Mid-week Date Night

One of the ways that I show my love for my friends and family is through the food I make. Most of the time I follow in the steps of my mother and serve up…

Quick Romesco Sauce

  Quick Romesco Sauce If you're ever in need of an all-purpose accompaniment for meat or fish then this bright Spanish-inspired sauce could well be it! Richly flavoured and deeply savoury, yet light enough to…

Oven-baked Cod with Romesco Sauce

  Oven-baked Cod with Romesco Sauce Delicate fish, salty ham and a sauce that packs a serious punch. This looks and tastes as good as anything you'd get in a restaurant and it's easy to…

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 the…