Posts in category "Meal time"

Fragata spicy olive tapenade

A simple tasty dish made with jalapeno stuff olives and oven roasted tomatoes

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Beef and honey stew

A comforting homely stew with tender beef and a lovely natural sweetness from the honey.

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Turkey stuffing wellington from the front

Turkey, but reinvented! Filled with apricot and cranberry sausagemeat stuffing, wrapped in turkey, wrapped in parma ham with a layer of chestnuts for added Christmas fun!

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Asparagus and chorizo quiche from the top down

A really easy recipe for quiche using seasonal asparagus and filled with gruyere cheese.

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Farmison lamb in pitta with salad

Slow cooked, flavourful lamb in a pitta perfectly paired with roasted vegetable couscous

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Stuffed butternut squash cooked

An easy weeknight recipe – delicious butternut squash stuffed with leeks, lardons and potatoes and topped with blue cheese.

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Spicy Caribbean chicken stew

A tasty stew that is so incredibly easy to make and really warms you up in the cold winter evenings.

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Chillies

A sweet and gently spiced bread that’s perfect for dipping or a tasty sandwich. A hybrid of focaccia and pompe à l’huile

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Iberico chorizo in rioja

Iberico chorizo swimming in a beautiful rioja sauce with onions and garlic. A delicious, rich starter.

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Salt Beef

How to prepare salt beef using silverside of beef – delicious and tasty!

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Caramelised onion gravy with british onions

Caramelising the onions makes this gravy sweetens the gravy and makes it perfect for pouring in your Yorkshire puddings or atop your roast beef!

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Stilton and chorizo oven-baked risotto in a heart shaped bowl

Why stand stirring the risotto when you can be doing other things? With stilton and chorizo, this risotto is just delicious.

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Jam Jam's Caribbean Chicken Stew

This is a delicious spicy and sweet Caribbean stew recipe my friend Jam Jam gave me. It’s so delicious and really easy to make. Perfect for Autumn when pumpkins are easily available.

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Malaysian Jahor Laksa garnised with cucumber and chilli

Since visiting Tampopo restaurant I’ve wanted to learn how to make my own laksa, a kind of curry spiced soup with noodles. Laksa originally refers to the noodles used, but over time has come to mean the soup. I took this recipe from my 1950′s recipe book, although I’ve tweaked it a fair bit.

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Thai prawn and mussel tom yam soup

This is one of my absolute favourite things to eat, plus it’s really healthy too. I learned to make this whilst I was travelling, at a little place called Pum’s on Kho Phi Phi island. This soup isn’t so much sour as zingy – make sure you use fresh kaffir lime leaves, it really does make a difference to the taste.

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Slow cooked saucy ribs in hoisin sauce

Slow cooking ribs just makes them fall off their bones, so they’re wonderfully tender and really take in all the flavours of the sauce. The best thing is you can go out for the day and these will be almost ready when you get home. Lip-smackingly good!

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Chicken satay skewers

These make a great party snack or even a tasty supper when served with rice! Good quality chicken is a must, and don’t forget, the longer you marinate these the better they’ll taste! So if you have time to prepare these the day before, even better.

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Chicken rice

A recipe that sure does what it says on the tin. Yes, it looks like the world’s dullest meal, but I’ve been brought up on this traditional Malaysian food and the recipe I’m telling you has been passed down through 3 generations of my family. If there was one food I had to live on for the rest of my life (apart from Dim Sum), it’d be this.

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stilton-bacon-and-red-onion-tartlets

We’ve packed away the decorations and laid the Christmas songs to rest for another year, but what’s left in your fridge? Admittedly, I didn’t have the stilton left in the fridge, it was on the clearance shelf at the supermarket and I do so love blue cheese!

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Chicken and vegetable soup

On Sundays we’re usually recovering and can’t be bothered to do much except mooch around on the sofas and drink a lot of cups of tea. But we always want something to eat that’s healthy and doesn’t require a lot of effort. Enter: soup. This recipe is an adaptation of my family’s “Grandad soup”.

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