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Mushroom, leek and lentil pie

Mushroom leek lentil pie

I write this post on the eve of a truly historic day in Scotland. The atmosphere is alive with passion, opinion, excitement and admittedly fear.¬†Tomorrow, the Scottish people get to stand on a cliff edge and choose to take the…
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Butternut squash and bacon soup

Butternut squash bacon soup

As far as soups go, this one is tasty and delicious, but unusually for me, surprisingly healthy and wholesome. Ok, I’ll admit that I sneaked in a teeny tiny bit of bacon and just an itty bitty drizzle of cream,…
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Brown butter and lime salmon fillets

Brown butter and lime salmon

This salmon is gorgeous and light and perfect if you want to keep things healthy, but in no way scrimps on flavour. The salmon is perfectly caramelised, locking in all of the juices while the brown butter and lime sauce…
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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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Butterscotch sauce

Butterscotch sauce

I saw this recipe on Smitten KItchen and straight away, knew that I had to try it. Caramel based sauces have always frightened me a little bit – they seem easy to make but they can go very wrong very…
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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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Tomato, chilli and red onion chutney

Tomato chilli red onion chutney

I’ve long been a lover of savoury jams and chutneys, favouring them over their sweeter, fruitier cousins. Up until now, however, I had always relied on shop bought jars, mistakenly thinking they would be tricky to get right. Not so,…
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Coconut, lime and spinach chicken curry

This curry was a surprise success. Getting home from work, tired and hungry, I really had no plans with regards to dinner other than knowing that there was some chicken breasts in the fridge that needed to be used. This…
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Cheddar and caramelised onion frittata

Cheddar and caramelised onion frittata

This frittata is a¬†gorgeous little thing – a tasty morsel packed full of sweet red onions and sharp cheddar, bound together with a creamy egg base. It takes no time at all to throw together and will leave you heartbroken…
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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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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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