Pork

Slowcooked BBQ pulled pork

Slowcooked Crockpot BBQ Pulled Pork

I have to admit, I’m slightly reluctant to give away this recipe. I starting making it around 7 or 8 years ago, long before ┬ápulled pork became the up and coming new food trend here in the UK. Almost every…
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Bacon, pea and mint spaghetti

Bacon pea mint spaghetti

The winter months have set in, the clocks have officially gone back an hour (in Scotland at least) and the wooly hats and mittens have been brought out of hibernation. Around this time of the year it is mighty tempting…
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Cheesy bacon and jalapeno bread

Cheese bacon jalapeno bread

This isn’t your standard loaf of bread – it’s full of cheesy, bacony goodness and every bite hits you with a punch of heat from the jalapenos. The texture of the bread is wonderfully dense and filling so it makes…
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Jambalaya

Jambalya

Despite where you hail from, be it New Orleans, Louisiana or in my case Glasgow, sometimes all you need is some soul. Get your daily dose from this dish and feel the love with every bite. Afterwards, give someone a…
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Slow cooked pork belly and chorizo stew

Slow cooked pork belly chorizo stew

Pork belly is a wonderful cut of meat that is unfortunately sadly ignored by most people. The meat itself contains a thick layer of belly fat which contributes greatly to its delicious flavour and gives it serious melt in the…
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The ultimate mac and cheese

Ultimate mac and cheese

Mac and cheese is probably one of the very first dishes that I learned to cook well. It’s such an easy dish but I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been served up a plate of mushiness that tastes very…
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Address to a Haggis

I was recently contacted by the popular holiday and travel company Sykes Cottages – who specialise in finding you delightful handpicked holiday cottages, and asked to take part in what they dubbed the ‘Haggis Challenge’. Now, let me tell you,…
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Thai meatballs

Thai meatballs

Let me first say that I LOVE Italian meatballs, there’s nothing at all wrong with a gorgeous chunky beef meatball smothered in a delicious rich tomato sauce. Set upon a glorious mountain of spaghetti, whats not to love. Why tamper…
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Boston baked beans

Boston baked beans

  I will hold my hands up and admit that this dish will win no beauty contests. It’s kind of mushy, brown and lumpy. However, I know my readers to be kind non-judgmental souls who would never base their opinions…
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Split pea and ham soup

Split pea and ham soup

All soups are not made equal. Some have exotic names, unpronounceable ingredients and garnishes worthy of the Turner Prize. This is not one of those soups. This is a soup that your granny probably made, and her granny before that….
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Chorizo and chickpea stew

Chorizo and chickpea stew

I’ve been feeling slightly nostalgic about cooking these last couple of weeks and have had the urge to dust off old recipes that have been tried and tested many a time. This is one of these such recipes. Having first…
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Gnocchi Carbonara

Gnocchi carbonara

Everyone loves Carbonara, right? With its velvety smooth sauce punctured with little bites of sweet salty bacon, sharp speckles of freshly ground pepper and shavings of parmesan – whats not to love about it. Rather than use the traditional spaghetti…
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Pork with apples and creamy cider sauce

Pork apple cider sauce

I’ve been a very naughty food blogger this past week. I’ve been cooking some old faithfuls and didn’t get round to posting any new recipes. Thats the problem with food blogging, you are constantly striving to create new weird and…
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Creamy bacon and caramelised onion pasta

Creamy bacon and caramelised onion pasta

Lets talk about weaknesses. Chocolate, sugar, ice cream, donuts even – forget about it, I’m just not interested. My food weaknesses are of the savoury variety. In particular, bacon; cheese; carbs and cream. These are my partners in crime, the…
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Toad in the hole

Toad in the hole

Sundays are great days for going back to your roots. Recreating classic dishes from your childhood that fill you with cosiness and fond memories. This looks impressive when served up on the table but is easy-peasy to make. Serve it…
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