Recipes

Pork meatballs in tomato sauce

Pork meatballs

There’s something very organic about a meatball despite what it is. Say ‘ball of meat’ and it starts to sound very wrong and un-natural. The person who decided to swap the words round made a majestic and educated decision. I…
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Lasagne done my way

Lasagna

No two lasagne recipes are the same. Apart from shop bought ones which are universally horrible. Even restaurant lasagne is a bit of a let down if I’m honest. A good lasagne starts in the home, cooked at leisure by…
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Turkey parmigiana with chargrilled pepper sauce

Turkey parmigiana

I’m dining solo tonight so to cheer myself up I decided to forgo the easy option of beans on toast and go all fancy pants on my ass because my body is a temple blah blah blah. Now a while…
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Char Sui pork with udon noodles

Char sui pork

Takeaway dishes are steeped in mystery. The menu descriptions are often vague and you never can work out the exact ingredients. I suppose that’s why it’s so fun to try to recreate them at home. It’s a whole lot easier…
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Smoked haddock chowder with homemade flatbreads

Smoked Hadock Chowder

I took a notion for chowder earlier on. No idea where this notion came from seeing that as far as I can remember, it’s something i’ve never eaten before. All the while it was bubbling away, I was saying a…
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BBQ chicken goujons

Chicken goujons

I have very vivid memories of me, around five or six years old, pleading to go to McDonalds for a Happy Meal. My poison of choice would be the chicken nuggets. Little pre-shaped lumps of god knows what, deep fried…
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Peanut butter choc chip cookies

Peanut butter cookies

Oozy gooey loveliness. In cookie form no less. Have your cookie jar ready to house these babies, but don’t expect them to get too comfortable. They are only overnight guests and won’t be taking out a long term lease. Ingredients…
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Spicy Italian sausage spaghetti

Italian sausage spaghetti

God bless the Italians. They gave us pasta and they gave us spicy sausage. I give you, in return, a rather incredible spicy Italian sausage spaghetti. This dish wouldn’t look out of place on the dinner table in an episode…
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Adventures in sausage land – Spicy Italian Sausage

My other half bought me a meat grinder and sausage maker for Christmas. While many would recoil in horror at this gift, I was pretty darn delighted. I’ve been raring to go ever since. This was my second go at…
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Chicken and bacon pasta bake with creamy tomato sauce

Chicken bacon pasta bake

On a cold wintery Scottish night, there are few things more comforting than a creamy pasta bake. It might not do the love handles any good but hell, knowing our weather, we’ll be wearing big wooly jumpers right up to…
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Tres leches (three milks) cake

Tres Leches cake

I take no credit for this recipe, it is a Pioneer Woman recipe through and through. I saw this recipe a long time ago and swooned at the name. It was filed away and promptly forgotten, only to be found…
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Roast chicken with rosemary, garlic and lemon

Roast chicken

The humble roast chicken needs no explanation or introduction really. The classic comfort food that warms both bellies and hearts alike. This version combines zesty lemon with the comforting aromas of garlic and rosemary. Ingredients Medium chicken Salt Pepper 1…
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Not so fancy French Macarons

Choc Macarons

I first fell in love with Macarons when I visited Paris for my 30th last summer. I don’t have a particularly sweet tooth and would always pick savoury over sweet any day. However, there is no resisting a Parisian cake…
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Lamb moussaka

Lamb Moussaka

Theres no rushing a good moussaka. Each component needs its own love and attention before the magnificent union takes place. Supermarkets the land over have given this dish a bad reputation – layers of runny slime with some lumpy bits…
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Cheats beef penang

Beef Penang

I’ve been meaning to try this for a while now and have spent some time researching various different recipes. They all generally involved a good bit of spice toasting, roasting and pummelling. Now who’s got time for that, especially on…
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