Bangladeshi Lamb Biryani

An amazingly tasty and super easy Biryani. A few tweaks by the team at HelloFresh and it's now super easy. I loved this dish there, was so much flavour. I am sure, using chunks of lamb rather than lamb mince would be more traditional and change the whole makeup of the dish but the mince [...]

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Thai Spiced Stargazer

This is fantastic meal, the stargazer is a fantastically flavourfiul fish. If you can't find it you could substitute it for monkfish. The other flavours are strong so you need a fish that can handle its own on the plate. In the wild the stargazer is an amazing fish that can be venomous to its [...]

Caramelised Halloumi with Minted Freekeh Pilaf and Roasted Red Pepper

Apart from in Cyprus where it originated the UK has apparently exceeded all other european countries in its consumption of Halloumi cheese. It's not hard to understand why. This is my second favourite cheese behind the mighty cheddar. Actually joint second with Feta, I do love a bit of Feta... and mozzarella you can't beat [...]

Chicken Pesto Salad

Normally you can attribute the success of a dish to a particular ingredient. This however lets every ingredient share the stage. You can leave out one or more of the ingredients but each one adds its own voice to the choir.Using my last salad post as a base, (Check it out HERE) make it a full [...]

Sun Dried Tomato, Beetroot and Feta Salad

Bored of lettuce, tomato and cucumber salads? Me too. Try this. Beetroot, its the vegetable equivalent to Marmite. And like Marmite, I absolutely love it. Couple that with one of the best flavours in the world, sun dried tomatoes, and you have an amazing salad. Spinach and rocket make the bed, on top of that [...]

Chorizo, Tomato and Egg 

So I have been away for a while. The reason being we have lapsed into some old habits. Eating habits. Long story short I am now on a health kick. I need to lose a good couple of stone, at least. So, now I am eating good, healthy, fresh food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. [...]

Beef Meatball Goulash With Rice

Originating from medieval Hungary, Goulash is a deep, rich, belter of a dish. Back in the 9th century goulash was eaten by Hungarian shepherds. They would take cooked, seasoned meat and dry it in the sun to preserve it. Then they would store it in bags made from sheep stomachs. When they wanted to eat [...]