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Bacon, Mushroom and Pesto Pasta

I'm not going to even try and claim that this Bacon, Mushroom and Pesto Pasta recipe is even remotely groundbreaking or indeed complicated, but its simplicity doesn't make it any less tasty or less satisfying.…

Prawn Firecracker Rice

When we moved into our house last year we were rather pleased to have a walk-in pantry, though it will soon be demolished when our new kitchen gets installed in a couple of months time.…

“Pizza” Stuffed Chicken

  I make no apologies for the fact that I love pizza in pretty much all of its incarnations. Be it authentically Italian, with a thin stonebaked crust, or somewhat less authentically Italian-American with a…

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Mediterranean Chicken Skewers

  Mediterranean Chicken Skewers There's a lot to love about the warm and zesty flavours of the Western Mediterranean, which are mixed here with a bit more of an Eastern method to create these succulent…

Pesto and Goat’s Cheese Risotto

It's been a bit of a dry few weeks for the blog, hasn't it? It's not that I've been away from the kitchen and avoiding cooking, rather it's been that time of year where we've…

New Year’s Resolutions?

If you followed my previous blog, The 8 Month Challenge, you'll know that I spent the first 8 months of 2017 losing weight ahead of my wedding in September. The first 4 months were the most…

A Quartet of Dipping Sauces

I nominated myself to cater New Year's Eve at my parents' this year and was determined to make everything we ate myself. Nothing from a plastic or foil tray was welcome - at least not…

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Lemon Mayonnaise

  Lemon Mayonnaise This is such a great dip alongside fish and seafood and although it requires almost no effort (and is barely a recipe) I couldn't help but include it here. 6 tbsp Good…

Chicken Pesto Puff Pastry Tart

This really is a quick crowd-pleaser that requires next to no effort or preparation. Pre-cooked chicken, pre-made pastry and pesto from a jar. All you really need to do it chop up a few things…

Slow Cooked Pork Belly

Pork Belly isn't everyone's cup of tea and I'll glady admit that. I suspect that it's partly due to the ratio of meat to fat (i.e. it has a lot of fat compared to most…

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

My first memory of Spinach and Artichoke dip involves eating it aboard the Queen Mary at Long Beach with a nice cold drink and the every delightful company of my parents. It was served warm and…

Hasselback Potatoes

There's a lot to love about a Hasselback Potato and to me they're the perfect combination of jacket, roast and sautéed potato in one, on top of which they look incredible and always impress anyone…

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 many people…