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Baked Salmon with Leeks and Bacon

As well as having one meat-free day each week, Michael and I are also trying to make sure that we ...
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Paneer & Spinach Curry

Although I've known about Paneer for a long time I didn't start using it at home until about a year ...
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Spicy Meatballs with Orzo Pasta

As I may have mentioned in the not-so-distant past we're getting a new kitchen installed soon. As someone who likes ...
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Sweet and Sour Chicken

As I've said before most of the food I cook is the result of advance planning, prior experience and random ...
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Egg Fried Rice

Who doesn't love a bowl of Egg Fried Rice as part their favourite Chinese takeaway? It's not difficult to make at home ...
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Vegan Chocolate Mousse

Who knew that you can make a delicious dessert from something you'd normally pour straight down the sink? This entirely Vegan ...
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Pomegranate Chicken with Saffron Rice

I've fallen in love with Saffron. Its delicate almost floral flavour can turn even the most simple of dishes into ...
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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 ...
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Homemade Honeycomb

There are some recipes that feel like they're part science experiment and part magic - for me Honeycomb is definitely one of ...
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Thai-style Steak and Warm Noodle Salad

Although I've not cooked it for a while, one of my favourite steak recipes has to be Nigella Lawson's "Steak ...
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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 ...
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Chicken Cacciatore

There's nothing like revisiting an old receipe and seeing if you can make it better the second time around, is ...
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A New "5 Month Challenge"

If you followed my old blog, The 8 Month Challenge, you'll know that I spent the first half of 2017 trying to ...
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Chicken, Bacon and Pepper Risotto

I know that there are a lot of similar Risotto recipes on the site, but every time I tweak something ...
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Caramel Chocolate Cheesecake

When Michael invited his colleagues around for dinner I knew that I wanted to make a dessert that used Dulce ...
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Mojo Verde & Mojo Rojo

If you've been to the Canary Islands there's a strong chance that you're familiar with these two sauces - the ...
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Boeuf Bourguignon

If you asked a friend to list off some well-known French dishes I don't think it would take long for ...
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Nasi Goreng with Chicken and Prawns

Nasi Goreng is widely regarded to be Indonesia's national dish. Though as the name translates simply as "fried rice" you ...
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Homemade Fish Fingers

Like many people my age I probably came close to eating my own weight in Fish Fingers, Oven Chips and ...
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Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Normally when I see the words "Oven Baked" in front of Sweet Potato Fries I'm prepared for disappointment. They're rarely ...
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Risotto Primavera

Spring is upon us!  Although there's still a bit of snow on the ground here in Dorset we're at the ...
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Broccoli, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

From time to time you need an emergency side dish and have to make do with whatever you have in ...
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Lightly Spiced Lamb Kebabs

I don't cook with lamb all that often. Some of that is because it's often expensive and you don't get ...
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Creamy Chicken and Garlic Pasta

After another of my lengthy soujourns researching recipes online I came across a dish I don't think I've ever taken ...
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Griddled Tuna with Roasted Vegetable Salsa

I wasn't originally planning to write up a proper recipe for this Griddled Tuna with Roasted Vegetable Salsa. It's not because we ...
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Raspberry & Lemon Cake

This weekend's baking extravaganza wasn't just limited to the Caramel Apple Bundt Cake that I posted yesterday... I also made a ...
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Caramel Apple Bundt Cake with Dulce de Leche & Rum Sauce

What possible gift can you get on Mother's Day for the Mum who already has everything? Though I could probably ...
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Honey-Roast Vegetable and Pearl Barley Bake

The snow may have gone (at least it has down on the South Coast of the UK) and the sun ...
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Paprika Chicken and Pancetta Risotto

I love being a host - especially when there's food involved. I don't know where it comes from either, as ...
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Coconut Fish Curry

I've deliberately avoiding giving a geographic name to this Coconut Fish Curry as it's very much a mid-oceanic dish with influences from ...
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Glazed Crispy Chicken

I'm a big fan of crispy, coated chicken pretty much however it comes. I don't really mind whatever flavours it's ...
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Paprika & Lemon Basa

I think I've mentioned before that I'd never seen Basa fillets until I found them pre-marinaded in a "tikka-style" sauce ...
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Pomegranate Glazed Pork

I plan our meals well in advance  - I love to sit down with cookbooks or look online for inspiration ...
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Ratatouille Pasta Gratin

No cute little rats were harmed in the making of this dish... Well, you couldn't expect me to to start ...
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Dorset Apple Cake

I was born and raised in Dorset and have oftened wondered what the link is between the county and its ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Tex-Mex Chicken

I don't know whether my decision to call this Tex-Mex Chicken could be considered contentious, as I have no idea if ...
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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 ...
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Falafel Burgers

When I was at University in the late 90s it felt like you could get Falafel pretty much everywhere you ...
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Ginger & Garlic Prawns

Normally you only find preserved stem ginger being used in baking, to add a little bit of sweet heat to ...
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One Pot Chicken and Gnocchi

When you're pressed for time and just want a satsifying dinner there's a lot to be said for one-pot cooking ...
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Pancake Day!

It's Pancake Day! Ok, ok, I know it's technically Shrove Tuesday and represents the last day before Lent for the ...
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Pancetta and Gruyère Pancakes

Sitting somewhere between a pizza and a tostada, these Pancetta and Gruyère Pancakes are a great way to make a light ...
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Creamy Mushroom & Blue Cheese Pancakes

Take Pancake Day to another level with these deliciously savoury Creamy Mushroom & Blue Cheese Pancakes. They're filled with a simple mixture ...
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Simple Pancake Recipe

I don't know about you but there are certain recipes that don't really need to be referred back to when ...
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Pizza Frittata

Every now and then Michael goes out for Afternoon Tea with his colleagues. It's a lovely thing to do, but ...
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Ham and Pesto Pasta Bake

When you have friends round for a casual supper you don't always want to be stuck in the kitchen preparing ...
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Creamy Chicken, Bacon and Sundried Tomato Pie

I can't deny that the photos for this Creamy Chicken and Bacon Pie don't quite match the instructions shown below, but ...
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Bulgogi Beef Rice Bowl

Sometimes I plan meals and other times I am guided by what we have in the house. On this occasion ...
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