Baked Ziti

Baked Ziti The Sopranos

Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone has had a lovely Christmas and New Year and is feeling refreshed going into 2015. It’s been a ridiculously long time since I last posted, which I can’t help but feel slightly ashamed…
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Lamb stew with dumplings

Lamb stew and dumplings

Sometimes, all you need in wintertime is a good wholesome bowl of hearty stew. The very kind your mum or gran would serve up. No fancy accompaniments, just good old ‘stick to the ribs’ fare that’ll warm both heart and…
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Baked gnocchi with butternut squash, bacon and goats cheese

Gnocchi butternut bacon goats cheese

There are certain flavour combinations that work just wonderfully together. Very little needs to be done to them to make them sing, just throw them together and watch the magic happen! One such combination is beautifully sweet and caramelised butternut…
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Aubergine, tomato and mozzarella bake

Aubergine eggplant tomato mozzarella bakeAubergine eggplant tomato mozzarella bake

This dish, as the name implies, only has three main ingredients. Surely, just three little things can’t be that much of a big deal? After all, we’re now living in a world where getting creative in the kitchen is not…
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Pea and chorizo risotto

Pea and chorizo risotto

My regular readers might have noticed that I’ve been awfully quiet of late. The past week and a bit my body has been taken over by the uninvited party guest, more commonly known as the flu. Seriously, there I was…
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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  pulled pork became the up and coming new food trend here in the UK. Almost every…
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Spinach and lentil soup

Spinach and lentil soup

This is one of my favourite soups. It is packed with lovely nutritious spinach and wholesome red lentils making it filling, incredibly tasty and amazingly good for you. The best bit though is how quickly you can throw everything together…
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Wild mushroom risotto

Wild mushroom risotto

This wild mushroom risotto is deliciously oozy and creamy. The wild mushrooms have a gorgeous nutty flavour which permeates the creamy rice. As well as being ridiculously tasty (plates WILL be licked clean) and really rather impressive, it is also…
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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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Creamy chicken and sundried tomato pasta

Creamy chicken sundried tomato pasta

If you need a quick and tasty dish on the table pretty darn quick, and have neither the energy or inclination to get your hands dirty, then this is the chap for you. Can you tell this was a ‘get…
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Plum, chocolate and hazelnut cake

Plum, chocolate and hazelnut cake

I came across this plum, chocolate and hazelnut cake on the BBC food website. The photo sucked me in without even looking at the ingredient list. I have a long list of ‘need to try’ recipes but this one jumped…
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Lamb koftas

Jamie Oliver Lamb kofta

This is an absolutely gorgeous recipe that I found on the Jamie Oliver (click here for original recipe) website. It is filling, full of fresh flavours and really healthy all at the same time. I would never have thought of…
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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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Mexican chilli

Mexican chilli

The thing I love about Mexican food is the flavour complexity. I love the way each ingredient hits your taste buds and performs its own stunning one man show before pairing up with its buddies and banding together to put on a…
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