Recipes

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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Bacon, mushroom and blue cheese burger

Bacon, mushroom and blue cheese burger

Here’s another great burger recipe from the ol’ kitchen. I’m not normally the biggest fan of burgers, but recently, I think because of summer, I’ve definitely taken a wee notion for them. Problem is, I’m just a little bit fussy….
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Sweet potato fries

Sweet potato fries

Who needs regular fries when you can have gloriously spicy and smokey sweet potato fries instead. These are almost too simple to throw together and deliver on taste every time. The additional of garlic powder and smoked paprika takes them…
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Cassoulet

Cassoulet

Based on the traditional French dish, this recipe is full of delicious flavours and makes a welcoming, warming and filling meal. Ingredients 4 boneless duck breast portions, cut into chunks 250g smoked pancetta, diced 450g garlic pork sausages, cut into…
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Egg tartare salad

Egg tartare salad

This is about as far removed from ordinary egg mayonnaise as you can get. It’s crunchy, spicy, tangy, sharp and vinegary – all of the things that are missing from the egg mayo you knew and (thought) you loved. Try this…
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Beetroot borscht

Beetroot borscht

Borscht is a hearty soup originating from eastern Europe, with each country varying the ingredients slightly. The one ingredient that gets the starring role though, is the gloriously garish beetroot. I’ve always loved beetroot, but up until a couple of years…
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Lemon butter chicken

Lemon butter chicken

This is hands down, one of my absolute favourite chicken dishes. The sauce is out of this world amazing and will have you licking every last drop from the plate. Ok, admittedly it does have about 10 gazillion calories, give…
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Spaghetti Bolognese

Spaghetti Bolognese

One of my all time favourite comfort foods is spaghetti Bolognese. You just can’t beat it for an instant pick me up. Spaghetti Bolognese isn’t my any means fancy or exotic but it does have a certain something that other…
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Nutella brownies

Nutella brownie

I don’t often do puddings and cakes. I’ve never really had much of a sweet tooth and usually only make them to keep the boyfriend happy. This is exactly how this brownie came about… we had just had a lovely…
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Butternut squash, goats cheese and chorizo risotto

Butternut goats cheese chorizo risotto

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll already know that I have a major thing for chorizo. I just can’t get enough of the spicy, paprika laden stuff. I’m always looking for different ways to incorporate it…
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BBQ chicken salad

BBQ Chicken Salad

You know what I did the other day? I jumped on the scales….. This isn’t something I do often, I’m not one of those kind of girls. I like my food too much to start messing around with calories and portion…
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