Nasi Goreng

Everybody loves fried rice which is exactly what Nasi Goreng translates to in Indonesian and Malay.  It is also a favourite in The Netherlands where it is even dispensed from food vending machines as piping hot Nasi Ballen. Topped with a fried egg or strips of omelette, Nasi Goreng is a meal in itself and…

Easy Indian Style Roast Chicken

Cauliflowers are plentiful and cheap this time of the year and when combined with that wonderful legume the chickpea and some sweet red onions, creates a delicious healthy base for a chicken dish that can be put together in minutes and thrown in the oven.  I marinated the chicken thighs overnight but 4 hours is enough…

Moroccan Style Chicken with Olives & Preserved Lemon

We love the salty tangy taste of olives and preserved lemons together in a dish and nothing is easier than this North African inspired chicken recipe.  So quick and easy to prepare and when served with Giant Cous Cous is a wonderfully satisfying meal. Giant Cous Cous is sometimes called Pearl or Israeli Cous Cous and…

Hot Sticky Thighs

This sounds like food porn but these hot, sticky, extremely delicious thighs are to die for.  Sort of like Buffalo Wings but sweet, they can be whipped up in minutes for a decadent treat.  I tend to use chicken thighs always as I find breast can dry out very quickly. I also use American style…

Old Fashioned Apricot Chicken

The internet has recently exploded with what I call retro food recipes…  All those daggy recipes your mum used to make in the 60’s and 70’s have had a renaissance and one of the tastiest was Apricot Chicken.  This combination of packet French onion soup and apricot nectar was on everyone’s table at one time or another in…

Marvellous Mulligatawny Soup

I make this divinely decadent soup every winter and it is wonderful.  Mulligatawny – meaning “pepper water” in Tamil – is a rich and creamy curried chicken soup with rice in Anglo-Indian cuisine.  It is thick and filling soup and we eat it as a meal on it’s own with some roti bread… You can make this…

Crispy Southern Fried Chicken…

I know I’m not going to get a tick from the Heart Foundation for this recipe but it’s so damn tasty you just have to try it!  We don’t fry food very often but sometimes to get the flavour and texture you have no other choice… This recipe was given to my husband by his favourite colleague…

Luscious Lemon Chicken

Who remembers the delicious tang of old fashioned Lemon Chicken we used to always get at the local Chinese Restaurant?  If you do then this dish is for you.  This recipe was given to my husband by a colleague who downloaded it from the Best Recipes website and I have tweaked it slightly to suit our tastes. …

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…

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…

Garlicky Chicken and Potatoes…

Roasting chicken is an art and takes a bit of preparation.  I don’t often have the time to make a classic roast chook dinner so I cheat and use chicken thighs.  it’s quicker and easier and you can play around with the flavours.  I have used garlic, lemon and  fresh herbs for this one but…

Chicken Satay on Skewers with Peanut Sauce

There is nothing more delicious than a big plate of Chicken Satay. We love it and eat heaps of in the summer as you can throw it on the BBQ and whip up a peanut sauce in minutes. There are many variations of this terrific dish – you can thread pineapple in between the chicken…