Thai butternut shrimp soup

Thai butternut shrimp soup

The soup below is just fabulous. It packs in lots of lovely, vibrant flavours – a creamy coconut base, rich butternut squash and warming Thai spices and is topped off with punchy lime and crunchy peanuts for texture. Throwing in some…
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Turkish lamb pilaf

Turkish lamb pilaf

This recipe was so nice I made it twice. It takes hardly any time to throw together and is cooked all in one pot making it perfect for a rushed mid-week dinner. The delicate lamb pairs brilliantly with the sweet apricots,…
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Chorizo and pearl barley risotto

Pearl barley chorizo risotto

Long gone are the days when pearl barley was a food resigned to the soup or broth pot, languishing at the back of your granny’s cupboard along with the dried prunes and lentils. And hooray for that! Pearl barley, if…
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Baked sweet and sour chicken

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

You might ask why you’d bother of going to the effort of making your own sweet and sour chicken at home when you can simply pick up the phone, call your local Chinese takeout and have it delivered in less…
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Ikea meatballs

Ikea Meatballs

A trip to Ikea is never a quick thing. It always seems to take up the best part of a day and about 10 minutes after getting there, once you’re trapped in a maze of never as comfortable as they…
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Spanish soda bread with Prosciutto, Manchego and balsamic onions

Spanish Soda Bread

This is a delightfully filling bread that is packed full of rich bold flavours and makes a light meal in itself. If you can’t source Manchego cheese, substitute it for a good quality cheddar instead and it’ll be equally delicious. This…
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Snickers cheesecake

Snickers cheesecake

This is easily the most decadent cheesecake I’ve ever eaten, and believe me, I’ve had my fair share of cheesecakes in my day. Theres no point trying to beat about the bush pretending that this is a slightly healthy pudding…
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Roasted cauliflower soup

Roasted cauliflower soup

This is a fabulous soup to warm you up as the winter weather starts to set in. The roasted cauliflower gives a great depth of rich flavour that conjures up the smokiness of an open fire and the addition of…
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Goats cheese, pesto and tomato tart

Goats cheese, pesto and tomato tarts

It’s been forever and a day since I lasted posted a recipe. It’s been a busy few months and time just seems to have slipped away in the blink of an eye. I’ve packed up and sold my wee flat…
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Italian chicken lasagne

Italian Chicken Lasagna

It’s been forever and a day since I last posted. I’m in the middle of trying to sell my flat and there has been much back and forth between estate agents, solicitors and panicked phone calls to my mum. I…
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Sunshine soup

Sunshine soup

I called this ‘sunshine’ soup with the keenest sense of irony. You see, its the tail end of July – the absolute peak of summer. I should be frolicking around in my bare feet and sundress in a park or…
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Individual breakfast frittatas

Breakfast frittata

Breakfast is the one meal of the day that I absolutely hate cooking. You see, I’m really not a morning person – never have been, never will be. The fact that I manage to drag myself out of bed in…
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Beef ragu

Slowcooker Crockpot Beef Ragu

I absolutely adore Italian food but I’m ashamed to say, more than often, I tend to stick to my tried and tested old favourites. The word ‘ragu’ gets bandied about in Italian cooking and going by previous restaurant experience, I…
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Bacon, mushroom and sweetcorn chowder

Bacon mushroom sweetcorn chowder

I’d love to take full credit for this delightful soup, but I have to admit it was heavily inspired by a recipe I stumbled across on Damn Delicious (click here for original recipe). The minute I saw it I just…
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Chicken Marsala pasta

Chicken marsala pasta

This stuff is crazy good and will have you hooked from the first bite. It’s the crack of the pasta world. The sauce is comfortingly creamy and rich, yet somehow quite light. Nope, doesn’t make any logical sense to me…
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