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 | Cajun Spiced Potato Wedges

Ingredients 4 baking potatoes, scrubbed and cut into wedges Olive Oil, enough to coat the potatoes 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning   For the Cajun seasoning 6 tbsps paprika 1/4 cup kosher salt 2 tbsps ground black pepper 2 tbsp ground white pepper 2 tbsps garlic powder 2 tbsps onion powder 1 tbsps dried thyme 1 tbsps cayenne pepper Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to … Continue reading Recipe | Cajun Spiced Potato Wedges

Recipe |Messy Homemade Lasagne

Ingredients 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary, stripped and finely chopped olive oil 500g Minced beef 2 carrots, finely blitzed 1 onion, finely chopped 4 sticks of celery, finely chopped 2 heaped tablespoons tomato purĂ©e 2 Cans of chopped tomatoes Dried lasagne sheets/fresh are fine too White Sauce 150g Parmesan Cheese 1 Medium Onion 1 fresh bay leaves 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 litre semi-skimmed milk … Continue reading Recipe |Messy Homemade Lasagne

Recipe | Thyme Buttered Cabbage

Ingredients 100ml Chicken stock Œ cabbage, roughly shredded 100ml double cream 2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme 1 Tbsp butter Method Bring the stock to the boil in a saucepan, then add the cabbage. Reduce to a light simmer and cook for 6-7 minutes, or until softened, then stir in the cream and thyme. Cook for a further 3-4 minutes, or until the cabbage is completely softened, then stir … Continue reading Recipe | Thyme Buttered Cabbage

Recipe | Herb Salted Duck

Ingredients 2 duck breasts 1 thyme sprig, finely chopped 1 Rosemary Sprig, finely chopped Oil – to grease Sea salt, crushed – enough to season Method Score the skin of the duck breasts with a sharp knife and season well with the thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Heat a a very small amount of oil in a non-stick frying pan, and place the duck breasts in, skin-side … Continue reading Recipe | Herb Salted Duck

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 | Carrot & Ginger Soup

Ingredients 1 tbsp Olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 tbsp coarsely grated ginger 2 garlic cloves, sliced Âœ tsp ground nutmeg 850ml vegetable stock 500g carrot, (preferably organic), sliced Fresh Parsley – To garnish Method Heat the oil in a large pan, and on a low heat, add the onion, ginger and garlic, and fry for 5 mins until starting to soften. Stir in the nutmeg and … Continue reading Recipe | Carrot & Ginger Soup

Recipe|Leftover Roast Lamb Curry

Ingredients Leftover Lamb, chopped into cubes/diced 1 Brown Onion, finely chopped 1 Can Chopped Tomatoes 1 Can Coconut Milk 3 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped 1 tbsp Coconut oil 1 tbsp Butter 1 tsp Crushed Coriander Seeds 1 tsp Garam Masala 1/2 tsp Cumin 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Cayenne Pepper Powder, to taste Method Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan, add the onions and cook … Continue reading Recipe|Leftover Roast Lamb 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