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Jerk chicken with pineapple and couscous salsa

Jerk-chicken-pineapple-salsa

This lovely jerk chicken will add a little bit of fire and sunshine into your dinner repertoire, putting a smile on everyone’s faces. You may not be in the Caribbean but a big mouthful of this is the next best…
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Italian wedding soup with vegetarian meatballs

Italian Wedding Soup

A truly delicious soup that can be thrown together really easily and is filling enough for a main meal. I’ve used vegi meatballs to keep it nice and light but beef, pork or even chicken meatballs would also be lovely…
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Turkish lamb pilaf

Turkish lamb pilaf

This recipe was so nice I made it twice. It takes hardly any time to throw together and is cooked all in one pot making it perfect for a rushed mid-week dinner. The delicate lamb pairs brilliantly with the sweet apricots,…
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Baked sweet and sour chicken

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

You might ask why you’d bother of going to the effort of making your own sweet and sour chicken at home when you can simply pick up the phone, call your local Chinese takeout and have it delivered in less…
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Ikea meatballs

Ikea Meatballs

A trip to Ikea is never a quick thing. It always seems to take up the best part of a day and about 10 minutes after getting there, once you’re trapped in a maze of never as comfortable as they…
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Spanish soda bread with Prosciutto, Manchego and balsamic onions

Spanish Soda Bread

This is a delightfully filling bread that is packed full of rich bold flavours and makes a light meal in itself. If you can’t source Manchego cheese, substitute it for a good quality cheddar instead and it’ll be equally delicious. This…
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Italian chicken lasagne

Italian Chicken Lasagna

It’s been forever and a day since I last posted. I’m in the middle of trying to sell my flat and there has been much back and forth between estate agents, solicitors and panicked phone calls to my mum. I…
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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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Hungarian beef goulash

Hungarian beef goulash

A goulash is a rich wholesome stew – consisting of slow cooked meat in a thick tomato sauce, which is often creamy and spiced with paprika. Proper stick-to-the-ribs comfort food. Goulash traditionally comes from Hungary but many other european countries have their own…
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