Blog Archives

Patatas Bravas with Chorizo and Poached Egg

Hello again!  You may have noticed, my last attempt to keep updated didn’t quite work out according to plan, but the good news is I now know what was causing my fatigue and I’m well on the way to recovery. I posted a picture of this on my facebook feed and one of my friends asked for the recipe, so I ... Read More »

Spicy Chicken and Butternut Squash Tagine

This tagine is a spicy, but the heat is balanced out by the sweetness of the dates and apricots.  The added bonus of being able to bung everything in the oven after some basic prep work makes this an ideal week night dinner.  If you’re not a chicken fan, this would also be great with lamb or a mixture of roast ... Read More »

Keema Matar

I’ve had a couple of weeks off blogging, as I’ve been battling to overcome a virus for a few months.  I’ve shaken it off now though and getting back to full strength.  We’re heading over to India again for this week’s recipe.  Simple, tasty, and not too spicy – I give you Keema Matar, which is basically the Indian version of ... Read More »

Pork & Chestnut Casserole

This year, spring has been a long time coming, so I decided to use the leftovers from Sunday dinner to make a nice hearty casserole. With this one, the pork can easily be swapped with venison or beef.  If your meat hasn’t been pre-roasted, don’t worry, just cook for an extra 30-45 minutes then add  the chestnuts and cook for a ... Read More »

Mexican Cottage Pie

Everyone loves a cottage pie, so I thought I’d give it a nice Mexican twist.  The inspiration for the topping came from the wonderful Thomasina Myers, who is a bit of a hero of mine, not least because she won Masterchef.  The Mexican street food in her Wahaca restaurants is so, so good.  The last time we were in London, we ... Read More »

Chicken Pathia

Today’s recipe is one of those ones that brings back happy memories.  in the long-distant days of my late teens/early 20s, when I didn’t cook as much and the variety of available ingredients wasn’t great, this was my go-to dish in the local Indian restaurant, possibly because it contains one of my all time favourite flavours – tamarind.  Tamarind paste is pretty ... Read More »

Hot, Sweet & Sour Chicken Ramen

As it still feels like spring is a long way off, I decided another winter warmer was in order for the recipe this week.  This one is heading to the East for influence, but uses ingredients which you can easily find in your local supermarket.  There is also the added bonus that it’s all cooked in one pan, so there’s ... Read More »

Healthy Huevos Rancheros

A taste of Mexico tonight – a healthy version of huevos rancheros.  Huevos Rancheros is one of my favourite quick meals.  Traditionally eaten for breakfast, it’s one of those ones I could eat any time of the day, and one of my go-tos when I’m late getting home.  Sadly the fried corn tortilla in the traditional version makes it something ... Read More »

Spicy Sausage Pasta

I knew I would be late home tonight, so needed something for dinner that was quick, easy and tasty.  This one definitely ticks all those boxes.  In fact, it’s so quick that the sauce will be ready by the time your pasta has cooked. Spicy Sausage Pasta Print Recipe A delicious, quick, creamy spicy sausage pasta. CourseMain Dish, Quick Dinners ... Read More »

Leek & Celeriac Soup

We were out for dinner with friends on Saturday, at the always wonderful Wedgwood the Restaurant and one of my friends ordered the leek starter.  We all commented that we loved leeks but didn’t eat them often for some reason.  With this conversation in my head, I thought leek would be an ideal ingredient for my new soup maker’s inaugural outing.  I ... Read More »