Tom Yum Soup

It’s been a warm day and all I can think about is how summer is coming. I can’t stick to my winter comfort food any longer. So, I’ve been to the gym and then made this light and fresh soup to kick start my new spring diet! Tom Yum Soup 500ml chicken stock 1 lemongrass,…

Cucumber and Avocado Guacamole

I do cook a lot but every once in a while I have to work on an evening and my other half steps up. Tonight there was chilli con carne on the menu, well, his version of it. Like all men, he likes to go maverick and ‘throws’ something together. Tonight was no different. In…

Soba Beef Stir Fry

After a gym session you’ve got to make sure you have a quick to prepare and make dinner. This stir fry took 10 minutes from start to finish. soba beef stir fry 2 frying steaks 1/2 a red and green pepper 1 onion 1 carrot thumb size piece of ginger 1 garlic clove 100ml soy…

Teriyaki Salmon

Another favourite meal while I was in Japan was teriyaki salmon. You can literally have any meat, fish or vegetables with this teriyaki sauce. Not only does it have add an amazing flavour to meat or fish but makes rice a bit more interesting if you’re not a huge fan. There’s just 3 ingredients and…

Miso and Ginger Mackerel

I have mentioned before that I lived in Japan. One of the first recipes my Japanese mother taught me was this. I enjoyed it so much I think I had it every week for 6 months. It was very different from the food I was used to when I went to Japan and it is something…

Schnitzel

The one thing I really wanted to try when I was in Vienna over Christmas was the Viennese schnitzel. I saw it on a couple of travel programmes before I went. When I did try it I thought it was good but definitely slightly dry and dare I say it a bit bland. I served…

Swiss Fondue

I did a ski season a few years ago and I got totally addicted to fondue, raclette and tartiflette. Yes, I love cheese and cheese in any form. A lot of people think fondue is very retro but it’s so tasty and it shouldn’t be snubbed. It’s amazing on a cold evening which reminds me…

Butternut Soup with Pumpkin Seed Popcorn

Here is a simple and quick recipe for a soup. I needed to use some left over vegetables that I didn’t use for my Sunday dinner. I also had some left over cooked chicken. You could make this recipe with or without the chicken. It would be just as filling. butternut soup with pumpkin seed…

Chicken Chorizo and Mushroom Pasta

I’ve got loads of food in the freezer that I needed to use and this was my super fast dinner this evening. I had some frozen fresh pasta but any pasta will do, this will just add to your cooking time. I also used gruyere cheese, I would think that most would be suitable as…

Beef Mustard and Horseradish Pie

It’s starting to get cold and I’m craving slow cooked comfort food. I’ve tried this recipe a couple of times and wanted to make it into a pie and use a different cut of meat. I usually use stewing steak but this time I’ve used beef shin. It has a rich meaty flavour and very…

Bacon Brie and Cranberry Pizza

Everyone loves a pizza night but take aways are so hit and miss. They’re either really greasy, fake cheese or very expensive. I made three medium pizzas with fresh dough within 2 hours including cooking time. This would be a great family cooking together night or great for a catch up with friends, like I…

Yuk Sung

Yuk Sung It’s a great starter when you have a Chinese take away but it’s even better as a main course. It’s light, filling, fast to make and carb free so great if you’re on a calorie controlled diet or just looking for something different. You’ll have this made in 15 minutes and it serves…