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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Baked Fish with Homemade Salsa

As well as having a "meat-free day" every week, Michael and I are also trying to have a "fish and/or ...
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Couscous Stuffed Peppers with Feta Cheese

Meat-free Monday could taste better than these Couscous Stuffed Peppers, with Feta Cheese and a selection of vegetables. We had ...
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Basil & 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 ...
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Gremolata

Gremolata is one of those deceptively simple things that adds so much more flavour to a plate of food than ...
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Prawn and Chorizo Pasta

This week is really starting to feel like an exercise in simplicity and cooking really lovely food from very few ...
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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, ...
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Winter Orzotto

Right, we're finally back on the wagon after a bit of an extended Christmas followed by a brief Winter escape ...
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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 ...
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Mushroom Tagine with Griddled Halloumi and Couscous

I've briefly mentioned my experiences of Morocco before, but if you've missed the little mentions here and there then I ...
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Chicken Sausage Ragù with Parmesan Polenta

The last time I made polenta I was underwhelmed, to say the least. I used "instant" polenta from the supermarker ...
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Prawn Firecracker Rice

When we moved into our house last year we were rather pleased to have a walk-in pantry, though it will ...
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Griddled Lamb with Quinoa Greek Salad

Michael isn't the biggest fan of lamb and although I like it I guess I don't miss not having it ...
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“Pizza” Stuffed Chicken

I make no apologies for the fact that I love pizza in pretty much all of its incarnations. Be it ...
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Crispy Paprika Potatoes with Alioli-inspired Dip

Crispy Paprika Potatoes with Alioli-inspired Dip All of the flavours of the Med are packed into this wonderful side dish ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Food Rocks: Batch Cooking Three Very Different Dishes

2018 is well underway - if you consider a week to be a long time that is - and I'm ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Spinach & Artichoke Dip

My first memory of Spinach and Artichoke dip involves eating it aboard the Queen Mary at Long Beach with a ...
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Hasselback Potatoes

There's a lot to love about a Hasselback Potato and to me they're the perfect combination of jacket, roast 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 ...
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Tonkatsu Sauce

Tonkatsu Sauce Also referred to as "Japanese Barbecue Sauce" this sweet/sour/savoury sauce is usually served with deep fried breaded pork ...
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Honey Mustard Sauce

Honey Mustard Sauce The combination of sweet honey and hot mustard makes for a cracking sauce and I think this ...
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Harissa Honey Sauce

Harissa Honey Sauce This is based on a sauce from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson, that she serves with prawns ...
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Homemade Christmas Presents

This Christmas I decided to make gifts from my grandmother, rather than buying her overpriced and underwhelming gift sets on ...
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Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd Why buy lemon curd when it's this easy to make? Four simple ingredients come together to make a ...
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/ / Recipes, Sweet Treats

Spiced Christmas Sandwich Biscuits

Spiced Christmas Sandwich Biscuits I wanted to make my grandmother something a little more personal for Christmas this year, so ...
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Ginger and White Chocolate Cheesecake

This year I spent the first Christmas with my new in-laws and have to say I had a wonderful time ...
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Lemon Curd Bundt Cake

A lot of cups of tea get drunk around this time of year - why not make sure you have ...
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Goats Cheese Chicken

Yet another entry into the "quick sauces for Chicken" collection - this time made with goats cheese and cherry tomatoes, ...
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Let’s Talk About Mince Pies

Whether you love them or hate them mince pies are a seasonal staple.  Once you get past a certain point ...
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Cinnamon Streusel Mince Pies

Cinnamon Streusel Mince Pies I have a bit of an obsession with streusel toppings on things - if I see ...
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Classic Mince Pies

Classic Mince Pies In all honesty mince pies don't need a sweetcrust pastry, as used here, but I feel that ...
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Puff Pastry Mince Pie Swirls

Puff Pastry Mince Pie Swirls These are inspired by a recipe that was in a Christmas Special of Jamie Oliver's ...
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Cornbread

Cornbread This crumbly, slightly sweet bread is a great companion for chilli (it makes a wonderful "dunker" into the sauce) ...
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