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Forest fruits tart

Forest fruit tart

Everyone loves a good tart eh? The saucier the better I say. These little tarts look pretty as a picture and super fancy, you could easily serve these up to even the pickiest of pastry lovers and they would be…
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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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Chilli ginger chicken with udon noodles

Chilli ginger chicken udon

  This is a really simple ‘throw it all together’ kind of recipe that can be on your plate in 20 minutes flat. The noodles have a beautiful chunky yet silky texture that works wonderfully with the soft chicken and…
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Chicken liver pate with brandy

Chicken liver pate with brandy

Even from a young age, I’ve always been a lover of pate. I used to always ask my mum to make it as a starter at Christmas time. Indeed, Christmas time always brings a myriad of ‘special’ pates to the…
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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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Fruity lamb tagine

Fruity lamb tagine

I got given a lovely tagine for Christmas, which up until last night had been living unhappily in my kitchen cupboard, longing to be used and loved. Seeing as it was Sunday and I had a wee bit of extra…
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Orzo with a buttery cheese sauce

Cheesy orzo

I was absolutely delighted last week to find out that my local Morrisons had started to stock orzo pasta. They usually only stretch to spaghetti, penne or fusilli so I was well impressed. For those not familiar with orzo, its…
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Creamy chicken and white wine pasta

Creamy chicken white wine pasta

  Lets talk about chicken! There’s quite a bit of it on my blog – you’ll find curries, soups, salads and even a full bird or two. If however, you had to rewind the clock to two years ago, you…
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Buffalo chicken burger with blue cheese coleslaw

Buffalo chicken burger

  The ‘pulled meat’ phenomenon has been around for decades in the States but has only really taken off properly in the last year or two here in the UK. All of a sudden pulled pork and chicken are popping…
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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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Indian roast chicken

Indian roast chicken

I’m always looking for variations on the traditional roast chicken. Now, don’t get me wrong, a classic roast chicken is delicious and can’t be beat, but sometimes a change can be nice.┬áIn this case, I used a variety of flavoursome…
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Fruit and nut granola bars

Fruit and nut granola bars

I’m not a morning person – my boyfriend can testify to that. The poor soul has to listen to my two alarm clocks (yes, two) beep away intermittently for a good 30 minutes before I even open an eyelid. So…
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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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