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Spicy Lime & Chicken Curry Laksa

I’ve not been feeling too well so I thought I’d cook something that’s relatively easy to do and full of flavour and spice. What better than a laksa? This is a chicken dish that is heavy on the citrus notes and despite feeling rough I couldn’t wait to get started. You can find the original … Continue reading

Japanese Rice

If there’s one thing that a lot of East Asian cultures take very seriously it’s their rice. When I prepare a Japanese dish I like to have it with sushi rice. It’s a short grain rice that gets nice and sticky but holds it’s individual form. I love it with a heavy helping of shoyu … Continue reading

Yakitori – Japanese Grilled Skewered Chicken

I’ve been cooking this for so long I really didn’t think I’d remember where I got the recipe from but just in the bottom right hand corner of the scrappy page where it’s written I can just read a web address which would take you here where you can find the recipe I started using a … Continue reading

Pho Bo – Vietnamese Beef Noodle Soup

If you’ve been following this blog for a while (Thank You!) you’ll have realised that I’m quite a fan of Asian food and I just love the noodle broths that come out of the different areas. So far I’ve done a couple of Japanese Ramen and a Malaysian Laksa so I thought I’d try out the Vietnamese favourite, pho. … Continue reading

Chinese Style Braised Beef One-Pot

Hello again, sorry it’s been a while, work’s been picking up a bit and then I had some computer problems but I’m back and ready to talk food. This was the last recipe I tried to do on my budget week. I liked the sound of the title and it was on the trusted BBC … Continue reading

Chorizo, New Potato & Haddock One-Pot

The penultimate dish in this week’s run of budget meals once again comes from the BBC GoodFood website. It’s a simple one pot that takes less than 15 minutes to prep and less than 25 minutes to cook – result! The original recipe can be found here. What appealed to me was, as well as … Continue reading

Italian Rice with Chicken

This week I’m looking at some hearty and inexpensive meals. Funnily enough I’ve taken all of them from the BBC GoodFood website. It’s a wonderful resource for the home cook and there’s so much on there that I reckon you could use it every day and it would keep you cooking until the end of … Continue reading

Jim’s Sweet Potato with Tuna & Salad

Sometimes I see a recipe and think “Yeah, but what to put with it?” and then I see a suggested accompaniment and all of a sudden I’m thinking “Why haven’t these been combined into one?” The two recipes in question today are for Tuna Sweet Potato Jackets and a Tomato, Cucumber & Coriander salad. They’re … Continue reading

Hasselback Potatoes

If you’ve seen my last post for beer battered fish (by Donal Skehan) you’ll have seen that the fish was served with something called Hasselback potatoes. Again I got the recipe from Donal and you can find it here along with his beer battered fish recipe. I hadn’t heard of these before so I did a … Continue reading

Beer Battered Fish

Have you heard of a young Irish chef by the name of Donal Skehan? If not, follow that link before you go any further, he’s brilliant at lifting simple home cooking into something special. We try to have fish at least once per week and this is a recipe I’ve done before, I know it’s … Continue reading

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