Thai Style Spicy Chicken Noodle Soup

This amazing chicken noodle soup is very easy to make and is utterly delicious. I adapted a recipe from Chef John where he used leftover Thanksgiving turkey. I preferred to use fresh chicken which adds a depth of flavour to the stock and the aromatics in the broth flavour the chicken… Thai flavours are so…

Potato and Pea Samosas with Coriander Lime Sauce

We always have frozen pastry in the freezer so we thought this recipe was easy to adapt using a Chef John version of Samosas. I used his filling and a slight variation of his sauce to create these heavenly puff pastry triangles. The filling is sensational and is highly spiced so I made the sauce…

Pan Fried Brie and Pear Sandwich

Who doesn’t love a pan fried cheese sandwich. Well this one from Chef John takes it to another level. This is a seriously great sandwich and, with a side salad, makes a fabulous brunch. Tips: Use good bread such as a crusty cob as your sandwich will only be as good as your bread Be…

Polish Sausage and Potato Bake

Some days you wish you could just throw everything in the fridge onto a baking tray and have an utterly delicious bake magically appear within the hour. Well this recipe is the one. The only ingredient I didn’t have was the meat as I really wanted the flavour of Polish sausage with it’s beautiful smokiness…

Sensational Spinach and Feta Pie

We aren’t actual vegetarians but we do love our veggies and try to incorporate as many into our recipes as we can. Delicious food is delicious food regardless, and we often find ourselves eating meat free meals on any night of the week. In the search for recipes with less or no meat I came…

Easy Eggplant and Tomato Curry

All cooked in one pan this incredibly quick and easy Curry is a Jamie Oliver recipe. I watched him make it on YouTube and, hey presto, I cooked it that evening… Tips: Any curry paste can be used. Rogan Josh has a lovely flavour and isn’t too hot I started to pound up the pistachios…

Terrific Tomato Tart

This terrific tomato tart was made by my husband after viewing a Chef John video and he smashed it out of the ball park! So easy to make and utterly delicious – the blend of tastes is amazing for something so simple… Lovely for a lunch with a green salad or can be made into…

French Style Potato & Green Bean Salad

This sensational salad is an ideal light lunch or supper on its own or can be served as a side dish with a steak or salmon.  The flavours just burst out and it’s a lovely way to use up veggies at the end of the week…  Feel free to change ingredients – sweet potato can…

Chermoula

Chermoula is a marinade used in Algerian, Libyan, Moroccan and Tunisian cooking. It is usually used to flavour fish or seafood, but it can be used on other meats or vegetables.  I made this simple version as I had some preserved lemons in a jar I wanted to use up,  I also had some coriander…

Jamie’s Macaroni Cheese

I love Jamie Oliver recipes and always find them very easy to make.  He also offers a different twist on basic foods which I enjoy very much.  His Mac Cheese is one of these.  I made it exactly as he instructs except I used Panko crumbs instead of fresh breadcrumbs and longer pasta shapes. Don’t…

Vietnamese Cold Rolls

These healthy scrumptious cold rice paper rolls are a must to try.  You can add anything you like to them and the vegetarian option is just as delicious.  The ingredients I used were what I had at hand… All the ingredients can be readily bought at a supermarket.  The secret is having everything cook, sliced and…

Easy Spaghetti Marinara

For those who think Spaghetti Marinara is a bit daunting to make this is for you…  This is the quickest way to put together this very impressive pasta dish.  With the availability of frozen prawn cutlets and scallops we always have the ingredients at hand to make a Marinara. The zest of the lemon gives this…