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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 and the ingredients list is pretty much contained within its name - eggs and rice,…

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 Slice with Lemon and Thyme" from Nigella Express. (You can see her original recipe online…

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 can imagine just how many different versions of it there are. As is often the…

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 paired with - it's the texture contrast between the tender chicken and its crunchy exterior.…

Pomegranate Glazed Pork

I plan our meals well in advance  - I love to sit down with cookbooks or look online for inspiration. Sometimes I'll follow a recipe exactly and other times I'll pull together lots of loose…

Ginger & Garlic Prawns

Normally you only find preserved stem ginger being used in baking, to add a little bit of sweet heat to cakes and biscuits. I had a jar that needed to be used up and wondered…

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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 an excess of thin-cut steak precipitated the following recipe for Korean-inspired Bulgogi Beef Bowls. I…

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 ever want to claim as being even remotely authentic for many reasons. First, and probably…

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.…

Chicken Katsu Curry

Every time we go to Wagamama Michael will order the same thing: Chicken Katsu Curry. I can't say I blame him as it's a cracking dish and the only reason I don't order it that…

Ginger Chicken Noodles

Like most people I enjoy going out for dinner, as you can relax, chat and have a few drinks without having to do either the cooking or the washing up. Let someone else worry about…

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Chilli Beef Ramen Bowl

I'm sure I've mentioned before that my husband and spicy food don't go together that well, whereas I love things to have a bit of heat. With a lot of meals I add it through…

Vietnamese Lemongrass Chicken Bowl

I'll start this post with the usual apology to anyone who comes from Vietnam: I've not yet been to Vietnam (it's on the list!) and suspect that this rendering of "Vietnamese" food tastes completely different to…

Quick Thai Green Curry with Salmon

  Quick Thai Green Curry with Salmon Ingredients3 tbsp Thai Green Curry Paste (adjust to taste)400 ml Light Coconut Milk1 tsp Fish Sauce2 Salmon Fillets (130-150g each)75 g Mange Tout, trimmed75 g Baby Sweetcorn, halved75…

“Korean” Beef Bowl

The internet seems to agree that there are some Korean origins to this recipe but I'm afraid that I have to put quotes around the name "Korean" as I've not been to Korea myself and…