Jerk chicken with pineapple and couscous salsa


This lovely jerk chicken will add a little bit of fire and sunshine into your dinner repertoire, putting a smile on everyone’s faces. You may not be in the Caribbean but a big mouthful of this is the next best…
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I’ve had a fair few chicken pies in my day, all of them having quite big chunks of chicken in a creamy sauce, usually encased in a shortcut pie or topped with a buttery puff pastry lid. Some have carrots…

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Healthy turkey koftas

In my quest for healthy eating this week, I purchased some turkey mince for a wee change. I was then slightly stumped as to what to do with it. I toyed with the idea of burgers or meatballs then at…
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Jamie Oliver’s Chicken Tikka Masala


Last night I was craving a really good curry, having not had one in absolutely ages. Usually in this situation I head to the supermarket and grab a jar or pre-made curry paste to get me started or if I’m…
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apple pox

A truly delicious soup that can be thrown together really easily and is filling enough for a main meal. I’ve used vegi meatballs to keep it nice and light but beef, pork or even chicken meatballs would also be lovely…
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Morrocan chicken tagine

Way back at the start of the year I signed up to a cooking class at a nearby college. Running over 10 weeks, it was a global flavours class featuring a traditional recipe from a different country each week. One…

Thai butternut shrimp soup

The soup below is just fabulous. It packs in lots of lovely, vibrant flavours – a creamy coconut base, rich butternut squash and warming Thai spices and is topped off with punchy lime and crunchy peanuts for texture. Throwing in some…
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This recipe was so nice I made it twice. It takes hardly any time to throw together and is cooked all in one pot making it perfect for a rushed mid-week dinner. The delicate lamb pairs brilliantly with the sweet apricots,…
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Chorizo and pearl barley risotto


Long gone are the days when pearl barley was a food resigned to the soup or broth pot, languishing at the back of your granny’s cupboard along with the dried prunes and lentils. And hooray for that! Pearl barley, if…
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You might ask why you’d bother of going to the effort of making your own sweet and sour chicken at home when you can simply pick up the phone, call your local Chinese takeout and have it delivered in less…

Ikea meatballs

Ikea Meatballs

A trip to Ikea is never a quick thing. It always seems to take up the best part of a day and about 10 minutes after getting there, once you’re trapped in a maze of never as comfortable as they…
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Spanish Soda Bread

This is a delightfully filling bread that is packed full of rich bold flavours and makes a light meal in itself. If you can’t source Manchego cheese, substitute it for a good quality cheddar instead and it’ll be equally delicious. This…
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Snickers cheesecake

This is easily the most decadent cheesecake I’ve ever eaten, and believe me, I’ve had my fair share of cheesecakes in my day. Theres no point trying to beat about the bush pretending that this is a slightly healthy pudding…
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Roasted cauliflower soup

Roasted cauliflower soup

This is a fabulous soup to warm you up as the winter weather starts to set in. The roasted cauliflower gives a great depth of rich flavour that conjures up the smokiness of an open fire and the addition of…
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Goats cheese, pesto and tomato tart


It’s been forever and a day since I lasted posted a recipe. It’s been a busy few months and time just seems to have slipped away in the blink of an eye. I’ve packed up and sold my wee flat…
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