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

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 and enjoy the outcome I can't help but share it with you... This Chicken, Bacon…

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…

Risotto Primavera

Spring is upon us!  Although there's still a bit of snow on the ground here in Dorset we're at the Vernal Equinox and what better way to celebrate the change of season that with food?…

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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 a recipe about Ratatouille without making some kind of reference to the Disney/Pixar film, could…

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 food. This big, tasty Ham and Pesto Pasta Bake is a great way to get…

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…

Prawn and Chorizo Pasta

This week is really starting to feel like an exercise in simplicity and cooking really lovely food from very few ingredients. Tonight's Prawn and Chorizo Pasta is no exception, containing as it does just 7 ingredients…

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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.…

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…

Mushroom, Spinach and Blue Cheese Pasta

The cupboards were bare, which meant that a trip to the supermarket was in order tonight... As we went straight from work I had to make sure that dinner was ready as soon as possible after…

Slow-Cooked Barbecue Chilli Pork

  Slow-Cooked Barbecue Chilli Pork I was tempted to call this "Not-Quite-Pulled Pork" on account of the spice rub that's used to bring flavour to the Pork Shoulder Steaks but thought that I'd veered a…