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Spicy Tuna Quinoa

An anti inflammatory diet is just that, a diet, not a weight loss programme. This is a term that has become bastardised over the years but your diet, most simply put, is what you put in your face each day. When you’re cherry picking from a list of suitable foods all the time it’s easy … Continue reading

Jenny Eatwell’s Slow Cooker Dhal

If you’re a regular reader to this blog you’ll know that I take my recipes from all over. This particular one is by a friend of mine who runs her own blog called Jenny Eatwell’s Rhubarb & Ginger, it’s a fantastic blog with some great recipes, brilliant meal plans and links to some of her … Continue reading

Chicken Tikka Skewers

Summer’s here with a vengeance in the UK, I love it. The heat, the bright days, the summer food… I was looking for an easy chicken kebab recipe and this is the one I settled on this one from the BBC Good Food website. This appealed as it states that it’s only 40 minutes to … Continue reading

Sticky Barbecue Chicken Wings & Drumsticks

Well the BBQ is nearly upon us – we hope! Chicken is such an easy option to marinade and barbecue that I thought I’d look at a recipe that is easy too. I got this one from the BBC Food website and you can find the original here. Ingredients: 6 chicken drumsticks 6 chicken wings 2 tbsp clear honey … Continue reading

Chicken in a Creamy White Wine Sauce

If you saw the last post you’ll know that I’ve been thinking about simple, tasty food recently that can be cooked without a lot of bother. Last time I went for a South East Asian inspired sauce, this time I’m going much more Mediterranean. Inspiration was born out of the ingredients in the fridge, I just … Continue reading

Chilli Soy Chicken

It’s been an absolute age since I’ve posted on here and I’m not going to bore you with the reasons why, there are reasons though. Anyway, so I’ve been thinking about simple, tasty food recently that can be cooked without a lot of bother. As you probably know by now I love South East Asian … Continue reading

Jim’s Steak & Cheese Pie

A few years ago I was at a friend’s BBQ and I was introduced to a lad from New Zealand. As usual my first topic of conversation was food and it was during that conversation where something was mentioned that seemed so obvious and delicious I was almost incensed that nobody had ever put one … Continue reading


There are as many variations of this dish around as you can imagine but they’re all relatively similar and reflect people’s tastes rather than a diversification of the recipe. You see Lobscouse, originally Labskause, goes back to a time when the high seas were the major trade routes and sailors spent months away from home … Continue reading

Chicken Fried Rice

Here’s part II of my Ken Hom Complete Chinese Cookbook meal and it’s one of those dishes that everyone thinks of when they think of Chinese food – fried rice, this time of the chicken variety. I’ve already put a very simple version of Egg Fried Rice on this blog, this one is a little … Continue reading

Chicken Breast with Crunchy Posh Ham

This is a delicious meal and really quite easy to do so big thanks go to Jamie Oliver (original recipe is here). I served it with some delicious champ and it worked really well. Ingredients: 2 sprigs of fresh thyme 2 small skinless chicken breast fillets, about 120g each, preferably higher welfare Freshly ground black pepper 1 lemon … Continue reading

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