Daily Favourites | Silence Whilst The Bears Are Feeding

I’ve always enjoyed cooking for family/loved ones/friends. I say this sipping a G&T after a job well done. Speak to me during peak time cooking… I may unintentionally bite your head off!   Cooking has always been a love of mine, seeing people happy, laughing and FULL – Warms my heart! 🙂  Saying that though, as my post title implies, when a busy chaotic room … Continue reading Daily Favourites | Silence Whilst The Bears Are Feeding

Recipe | Easy Leftover Roast Chicken Curry

Curry’s for me, like pies, are perfect for using up leftover cold bits of meat. This recipe is simple, easy & delicious! Ingredients 1 onion, finely sliced 1 small knob of butter 1 Tsp ground coriander 1 Tsp ground cumin 2 Tsp paprika 3 Tsp garam masala 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 4cm piece of ginger, chopped or grated Leftover roast chicken, chopped into small … Continue reading Recipe | Easy Leftover Roast Chicken Curry

Recipe | Simple Madras Curry

Ingredients 4 x Chicken Breasts, cubed (optional: meat of choice) 2 medium onions, finely sliced 4 Garlic cloves, finely sliced 1 thumbsized piece of Ginger, grated 400g Can tomatoes or passata 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground caraway 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp chilli powder (to your own taste) a half tsp tumeric Salt (Season to taste) 1 tablespoon … Continue reading Recipe | Simple Madras Curry

Pistachio, Chilli & Bread Crumb Chicken

Ingredients 2 Chicken breasts 1 Egg, beaten 2 Cups breadcrumbs 1 tsp Dried chilli flakes 1⁄4tsp table salt 1 Cup Pistachios, blended   Method Cut chicken breasts into thin strips, about one inch wide. Mix together the breadcrumbs, chilli, nuts and salt in a bowl. Dip chicken pieces into egg mixture, then dredge in crumb mixture. Make sure each piece is well covered. Lightly oil … Continue reading Pistachio, Chilli & Bread Crumb Chicken

Easy Chicken, Prawn & Chorizo Paella

Ingredients 4 tbsps olive oil 2 small onions, finely chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 red pepper, cut into small chunks 1 tsp teaspoon paprika 1 large pinch of saffron 1 cup long grain rice 2 chicken breasts, diced 1 pack uncooked fresh prawns 1/2 chorizo sausage, skin removed, chopped 600ml boiling water 1 vegetable stock cube 3 tbsp tomato puree salt and black … Continue reading Easy Chicken, Prawn & Chorizo Paella

Leftover Christmas Pie

Ingredients  45g/1Âœoz butter 2 large leeks, washed and roughly sliced 3 tbsp plain flour 500ml/18fl oz chicken stock (or 250ml/9fl oz leftover gravy and 250ml/9fl oz stock) 1 heaped tsp English mustard powder 600g/1lb 5oz leftover turkey meat, cut into bite-sized pieces 250g/9oz cooked ham, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 tbsp roughly chopped thyme  200ml/7fl oz single cream 1 free-range egg, beaten for egg wash … Continue reading Leftover Christmas Pie

Paprika Chicken with Garlic Potatoes

Ingredients Serves 2 For the chicken 2 x Chicken Breasts 2 tbsp smoked paprika, or more if needed 1 tbsp garlic salt, or to taste 1 tsp dried parsley 1 pinch of  salt 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, or more if needed (only for chicken breasts) Oven Bags For the potatoes 3 pounds small red or white potatoes, cubed 1/4 cup good olive oil 1 … Continue reading Paprika Chicken with Garlic Potatoes

Chicken en croûte

I N G R E D I E N T S 1  x buffalo mozzarella, chopped Small handful of basil leaves, roughly chopped 14-18 sun-blush tomatoes, chopped (if you can’t find these, you can usually get your hands on sun-dried tomato paste quite easily). 4 x chicken breasts 4 pieces puff pastry, cut into squares  (big enough to create a parcel for chicken breasts) Seasoning, … Continue reading Chicken en croĂ»te