Chilli Chicken with Cashews

This recipe is sensational – I got some ideas after poking around in Pinterest and I knew exactly the flavour I was after.  The combination of the sweet chilli sauce and tomato sauce provides the tang and you can adjust the heat by adding more or less dried chilli flakes.  The cornflour coating on the…

Baked Stuffed Mushrooms

We have a Hobbit like passion for mushrooms and eat loads of them.  One of my favourite ways is to stuff them full of lovely things and bake them in the oven. Served with a salad and some garlic bread, this makes a lovely lunch or light dinner.  The flavours can be tweaked but this…

Quick Vegetable Triangles

We love to use up leftovers and some of our most delicious meals have been made using up bits and pieces of vegetables or pasta from a previous meal.  I freeze leftover vegetables and make bubble & squeak or fritters.  I add beef stock and Frankfurt’s to cabbage and bacon and make it into a soup. …

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…

Spicy Cabbage with Asian Style Pork Balls

This recipe is absolutely delicious and a great way to add more vegetables to your meals.  We love cabbage and are always looking for new ways to use it.  Savoy is my favourite with it’s lovely wrinkly leaves and half a cabbage reduces down to enough for two hungry people as a base to accompany meat…

Super Quick Chicken and Sweetcorn Soup

One of our favourite soups is Chicken & Sweet Corn.  Everybody seems to love this fabulous combination of creamed corn and chicken stock. This is a very quick version and though not technically authentic, it is delicious and filling and freezes well.  I buy a cooked roast chicken, a packet of sliced ham and some premium chicken stock already prepared. …

Noodles with Poached Ginger Chicken and Coriander-Lime Pesto

This is another one of Simon’s efforts which is light and fragrant and scumptious!  He found the pesto recipe in a Donna Hay article.  It also contains his favourite flavours which are coriander and lime.  The chicken is lightly poached and very moist and the noodles only take minutes to prepare. Pesto freezes very well or can…

Zucchini, Pea and Haloumi Fritters

These wonderful fritters are so easy to make and they taste divine. Just try stopping at one! You can be fairly casual about the quantities here and can change the herbs to suit what you have. I have also used dill instead of mint. These are delicious served with Smoked Salmon and sour cream and lemon wedges….