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Vegetables

Air Fryer Chips

We don’t often have chips as we’re not very keen on frozen oven fries and fresh ones are a chore involving deep frying. This quick and easy technique from Chef John is terrific. Doing them in the air fryer ensures much less oil is used. Enjoy. Tips: Use white or russet potatoes not red ones. […]

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Grains Vegetarian

Roasted Vegetable Barley Risotto

Barley is an old fashioned grain which has regained popularity in recent years due to the surge in using more legumes and grains in every day cooking. This wonderful risotto has a wonderful texture and is nutritious and cheap to make. It s also a great way to use leftover roasted vegetables. Enjoy. Tips: I […]

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Vegetables

Pimped Up Potato Gems

I am always looking for different ways with vegetables and side dishes so when I came across this fantastic idea from Chef John I immediately bought probably only my second bag of Potato Gems in my life. We used to have them as kids and I had forgotten all about them until I saw this […]

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Chicken curry

Best Butter Chicken

How good is butter chicken. Everyone loves it and even some of the store bought jars of sauce are tasty. This recipe, adapted from a recipe by Marion’s Kitchen, is so easy and quick to make. It also tastes divine and is worth the effort to track down the spices required. Enjoy. Tips: Cardamom is […]

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Pasta

XO Tomato Fettuccine with Prawns

We love fusion food. Combining different styles and cultures in cooking is a fun and interesting way to add interest to a lot of ordinary foods. Adding an exotic ingredient can take a dish to the next level. This absolutely delicious pasta is based on a Marion’s Kitchen recipe with a few tweaks of my […]

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Noodles Vegetarian

Sweet and Spicy Instant Ramen

There are so many ramen hacks going around at the moment and this is my take on one of the tastiest and easiest. It makes a super fast treat for lunch. Enjoy. Tips: Any flavoured instant ramen can be used for this as you won’t be using the spice packet unless you wish to sprinkle […]

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Soup

Spicy Tomato and Bacon Soup

This soup is one my husband makes every winter. He has been working on the flavours and this finished product is now perfect. Smooth and silky, this is one delicious soup. Enjoy. Tips: This soup can be made suitable for vegetarians by omitting the bacon and using vegetable instead of chicken stock. You can also […]

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Vegetables

Provençal Potato, Onion and Tomato Gratin

I wanted to use up some vegetables in the fridge so had a furtle around the Internet to get some ideas. This Julia Child recipe gave me some ideas so I based this dish on her potato gratin and it was absolutely delicious. Crispy and crunchy on the top and soft and luscious underneath. Enjoy. […]

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Chicken

Roasted Chicken Breast

Our butcher sells the most enormous chicken breasts. So large in fact, we usually share one between us. I often make schnitzels using chicken breast but rarely bake them as they can dry out easily. But then I discovered brining. This simple trick guarantees wonderfully juicy tender chicken every time. Enjoy. Tips: Brining is a […]

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Bread sausages

Mini Chilli Dogs

This isn’t so much a recipe but instructions to put together a delicious quick and easy meal that all kids, big and little, adore. Nothing beats eating chilli dogs on a Saturday night. Enjoy. Tips: Any of the small bake at home rolls are good to use. They often come in wholemeal or wholegrain as […]

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Eggs Vegetarian

Yorkshire Puddings

I have been a fan of Yorkshire Pudding for decades. They are so simple to make and only take about 12 minutes in a very hot oven. No roast beef is complete without them. Enjoy. Tips: These also work well in a silicon muffin tray. Just fill them about halfway. You can also add a […]

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Vegetables Vegetarian

Balsamic Roasted Root Vegetables

This clever way of adding more excitement to roasted vegetables comes from a recipe by Budget Bytes which I have adapted. Ideal for root vegetables, it can also be used for just about any vegetable dish. The balsamic marinade gives the vegetables a lovely charred finish. Enjoy. Tips: I used baby parsnips but if using […]