Category Archives: Recipes

Lebanese Radish and Pomegranate Quinoa

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LEBANESE RADISH AND POMEGRANATE QUINOA For those of you who have never had Quinoa, i suppose its best described as a cross between Cous Cous and Bulgar Wheat.  Its delicious […]

Easy BBQ Leg of Lamb

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BBQ Leg of Lamb As i’m sure you might imagine, the task of BBQ’in, even in this house hold where the kitchen is strictly my domain will always fall into […]

Easy Peasy – Paella

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Paella Paella looks and tastes fantastic – especially if you’ve got a huge fl at paella pan to act as both cooking and serving dish. If you haven’t, then use […]

Easy Peasy – Blueberry & Banana Pancakes

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Blueberry & Banana Pancakes A wonderfully naughty-but-nice snack for the morning. It’s sweet but goes fantastically well with savoury breakfast fare. We love pork and apple so why not bacon […]

Easy Peasy – Griddled Marinated Chicken

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Griddled marinated chicken with a mango, watercress and cashew salad & light thai dipping sauce Serves 2 2 chicken breasts, cut into strips 1 garlic clove, crushed 1cm knob of […]

Easy Peasy – Slow-cooked Shoulder of Lamb

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Slow-cooked Shoulder of Lamb This is so easy to prepare, in fact, there’s not really anything to prepare at all! I love this because it makes a change to the […]

Easy Peasy – A French Breakfast

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A French Breakfast… well not really Surely hot ham and molten cheese must be one of the best ways of making the French croissant even yummier? There’s nothing more satisfying […]

Cook on a Shoestring – Blackened Fish with Orange and Watercress

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Blackened Fish with Orange and Watercress Just about any fish works well with this recipe, so I won’t tell you which one you buy. Because fish is such a perishable […]

Cook on a Shoestring – Cajun Style Turkey Burger

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Cajun Style Turkey Burger OK, I know what you’re all thinking – turkey? Let me assure you that this burger, if made right, with lots of lovely seasoning, is seriously […]

Cook on a Shoestring – Thai-style Chicken Wings

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Thai-style Chicken Wings I always cook chicken wings for a friendly get together. Not just because they are seriously easy to cook and make great finger food, but also because […]

Cook on a Shoestring – Lamb, Mint and Potato Pie

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Lamb, Mint and Potato Pie A fantastic way to use up the extra meat from a roast shoulder of lamb. Preparation 20 minutes Cooking 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours […]

Cook on a Shoestring – Spiced Lamb and Aubergine Pilaf

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Spiced Lamb and Aubergine Pilaf If you have taken my advice from the introduction and have a reasonably stocked spice cupboard (cumin, cinnamon, chilli, coriander), you can make this dish […]

Cook on a Shoestring – My Kitchen Cupboard

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I HAVE DELIBERATELY USED THE SAME SPICES, OILS, MUSTARD AND VINEGARS THROUGHOUT THE BOOK SO YOUDON’T NEED TO GO OUT AND STOCK UP EVERY TIME YOU WANT TO COOK A […]

Home at 7, Dinner at 8 – Clams and Smoky Bacon

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25 Min Total Preparation 10 min Cooking 15 min Serves 2 (4 as a starter) This is the perfect quick dinner for a special night. I know clams are easy […]

Home at 7, Dinner at 8 – Seared Duck

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Seared Duck Breast with Watercress, Cashews and Pomegranate 30 Min Total Preparation 15 min Cooking 15 min Serves 4 (8 as a starter) This light dish is best served at […]

Home at 7, Dinner at 8 – Baked Apricot Brioche

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Baked Apricot Brioche 25 Min Total Preparation 10 min Cooking 15 min Serves 6 This dish is a quick take on the much-loved bread and butter pudding, but without the […]