Fragrant Thai Red Chicken Curry

This recipe for Thai Red Curry is very easy and it freezes well so I always make a large pot.  The brand of paste is called Five Tastes which isn’t too hot.  I find I can always crank up the heat but some pastes are just a little too strong which spoils the lovely fragrant taste. You can add…

Balkan Spaghetti

What’s for dinner?    I don’t know…   What have we got?     I’ll make something up… This is a common conversation in households everywhere.  My husband loves it when I have no idea what to make because I usually come up with something different and on this particular night I decided to use up some leftover Cevapi…

Southern Style Chicken, Black Bean and Rice Bake

I bought a can of black beans for the first time a few weeks ago and vowed to try and create a Southern USA style dish using beans, chicken and rice…   Chipotle Salsa, black beans, rice, chillies, chicken, tomatoes  – these ingredients just merge together into one big pot of deliciousness and it’s so easy to…

Honey-Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Who doesn’t love a steaming bowl of thick, rich Pumpkin Soup?  This is my version in which the pumpkin is drizzled with a little oil and honey and roasted instead of just boiling up chunks in a pot. Roasting it gives a more intense flavour and the honey gives a lovely sweetness to the soup.  You…