Coconut Curry Chicken

Sometimes you just need an easy meal that doesn’t require too much effort or preparation. This meal came about because I had some coconut yoghurt that needed using up along with some chicken thighs. You will need to allow the chicken to marinade, but that would be the hardest part. If you want to add…

Almond-Crusted Trout with Roasted Leeks

I haven’t had trout at home since I made it almost 18 months ago with my friends, based on the Jamie Oliver recipe for oat-crusted trout. I saw it on the fridge shelf, and couldn’t resist. I decided to try using up some almonds, as I have seen nuts being used to coat meat all…

Crispy Pork Belly

Prior to Christmas, I made use of the Feather & Bone Make-Your-Own-Bundle whereby you could choose what meats, veggies, sides and drinks you might want for a Christmas meal. I, clearly, was not thinking about a Christmas meal, but rather a meal for myself. It’s not often that I eat pork belly at home, but…

Sausage Hash

Sometimes all you want to do is chuck a bunch of chopped vegetables in a pan and cook it for a bit of time before you serve up. This sausage hash is great for a lazy morning breakfast, maybe after a big night for New Year’s Eve. It doesn’t require much seasoning, just salt, pepper…

Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts

As we’ve discussed before, Brussels sprouts are a contentious issue among many eaters. Some cannot stand the sight of them, some don’t understand them, and others realise the beautiful vegetable that they are and the potential they have to be so diverse. Most of us probably grew up with boiled sprouts. Some of you may…

Vegetarian Nut Roast

It would be unfair to exclude the vegetarians from Christmas Dinner, so if you do have any vegetarian friends coming over, or if you are vegetarian yourself, get yourself in the kitchen to make this nut roast. This nut roast is filling, nutty and delicious. And I know it seems like a lot of cheese,…

Citrus-Glazed Ham

Ham is not the first meat I go to when thinking of Christmas dinner, in all honesty. But I do still love delicious pieces of ham, especially with a good marinade or glaze. I can tell you now, I’d eat this citrus-glazes ham at any meal. It is sweet and tangy, and all around incredibly…

Peri-Peri Roast Chicken

Not everyone can fit a turkey in their oven, including me. My oven is a counter-top convection oven, and a whole turkey would just not fit in my 30cm wide oven. So, sometimes we turn to smaller poultry for our Christmas/holiday dinners (and yes, buying a fully roasted turkey is possible, but anyway). This roast…

Quick & Easy Pasta

Sometimes you don’t want to spend ages prepping and making dinner. Sometimes, you just want something simple and delicious that doesn’t require a lot of effort. Despite all of the cooking and baking that I do, believe me when I say that I get it. I definitely spend my fair share of nights not wanting…

Butternut Squash Galette

Autumn is a great time of year for fresh produce, and I love when squash is everywhere. Butternut squash is a great, diverse vegetable that can be used in so many ways. You’ve already seen me use it in risotto. soup and plainly roasted. You also know how much I love dough and throwing things…

Gochujang Tofu Bowl

I told you I’d come up with some more recipes using gochujang. This time, using tofu. Another vegetarian- and vegan-friendly meal for you all to try. This one takes a couple of days to make, as I highly recommend marinating the tofu in the gochujang sauce at least overnight in the fridge, if not for…

Kale and Soba Noodle Stir Fry

Some days all you need is a super quick and easy meal that doesn’t require a lot of effort, nor is there a strict recipe to follow. I always feel uncertain as to whether I should share some of this easier recipe with you all. In my head, you all know how to throw together…