Coconut curry in a hurry

I forgot to eat lunch and all of the sudden I had that really hungry feeling that I have to eat NOW! I considered the fastest options but with the fridge fairly empty at the moment, I should have gone to the shops but forgot. I was working on a document and got so in to … Continue reading

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Pork belly with a crackling moment and dumplings

The past week went by so fast I am not sure what happened to time. The weather turned colder, we even had a few snowflakes but mainly it is the icy winds. It has been clear and there were some lovely long walks on the beach, all wrapped up in my winter gear, a woolly … Continue reading

Wild fennel and broccoli shots and a steak salad

Last night the rain was pouring down, hammering the windows making the last night strays from the pub scurry past to get home as soon as possible rather than doing their usual leisurely walk home. The reason I know is because they are usually quite loud, mainly happy and laughing. The rain seems to have … Continue reading

Honeybush tea rubbed roast chicken and chilli baked fries

I started the year with all the best of intentions of being healthy, to exercise more and to cook healthier food. I have managed to get out exercising quite a bit but then the cold came, and what a cold! It is bone chilling, face numbing and well, it drove me, one day, to look … Continue reading

A light filo chicken and vegetable pie

What do you do when you want comfort food but still keep it light? I love food like a good mac & cheese, bangers and mash, a really good burger and all the trimmings. The other night just as I had turned the light out I was listening to the wind howl around every corner … Continue reading

Creamy mushroom and tofu stuffed pasta shells

I found these pasta shells in the delicatessen at Isaura’s Fine Foods and Delicatessen. I liked the shape but wasn’t sure what I wanted to make of them so they have been in my cupboard for a couple of weeks.     I wanted to fill the shells and had various ideas. One was a … Continue reading

Earl Grey tea and orange glazed duck

Do you have any foods you like but only in small doses and not too often? I have a split relationship with duck. I like crispy duck but am not to keen on duck otherwise. It is a very rich meat and I don’t eat it very often but when I saw duck legs for sale … Continue reading

Crispy salmon with mango and kale salsa in a noodle broth

We haven’t eaten much salmon since I read about salmon farming, lacking in regulation it doesn’t produce healthy fish or is good for the environment. Here is an article, just one of many. This time the fishmonger had sustainable , wild salmon that looked amazing and I knew I had to get some, it is one … Continue reading

Wild rocket pesto and chunky tofu

I was after a light and vegetarian dinner. I didn’t have anything in mind and I wanted something loaded with flavour and goodness that would still keep me full for a long time. Sometimes when I eat vegetarian dishes I get hungry again after an hour or so, I don’t mind at all but this … Continue reading

Chicken and pineapple with roasted veg and butternut squash purée

I did a big shop, the first of the new year and it was a lot of fruit and veg, in line with a healthy January. The thing is I still have a few things lurking around in the fridge from the holidays that don’t fit the January profile but as I dislike waste I … Continue reading