Grilled Moroccan Chicken Skewers with Tahini Sauce

When the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than a bit of al-fresco cooking and dining!  Who wants to sweat in a hot kitchen when you can be outdoors cooking in the fresh air?  With plenty of people heading off on their holidays at the moment I thought a recipe that could be cooked on…

Gambas Al Ajillo (à la Dan) – Garlic & Chilli Prawns/Shrimp)

Last night’s dinner was a follow-on from Madrid.  When telling Dan all about my trip, I realised that I hadn’t eaten Gambas Al Ajillo (Garlic & Chilli Prawns/Shrimp) once on the whole trip, so to rectify it we decided to make it at home, and Dan offered to cook it .  Other than his burgers…

Shakshuka – Moroccan Baked Eggs

On a cold winter’s morning there’s nothing like a warming bowl of spicy baked eggs to brighten the day and this Shakshuka is a Moroccan Baked Eggs Recipe.  Originating in North Africa it is now also popular all over the Middle East.  There are many different versions so you can make it as mild or…

Sweet Chilli Salmon with Sesame Seeds

I don’t tend cook a lot of Asian Recipes – I prefer Mediterranean foods, and the balance of flavours and spices in Asian cooking tends to be a little out of my comfort zone – (I’m working on it).  My Asian Sticky Chicken Thighs were a big hit in our house!  However, I do love…

Courgetti Aglio E Olio with King Prawns

(Zucchini Noodles – Zoodles – with Garlic, Chilli & Jumbo Shrimp) Apparently there is a courgette (zucchini) shortage in London (I’m  actually not joking) that I was completely unaware of.  My mum told me about it – it’s been on the news and everything!  From what I’ve been hearing, everyone is on a New Year’s Health…

Chicken & Chorizo Stew with Rioja, Spanish Style

Firstly I’d just like to wish everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I hope 2017 brings you all health, happiness and prosperity and that you and your loved ones have had fun celebrating the festive season.  We spent our New Years in Madrid (more about that in another blog post), but with memories of Spain fresh in…

Chilli, Garlic & Lime Salmon Traybake

Tonight I had my mum staying over with me and after a very meat-heavy week with Slow Cooked Brisket, Beef Bourguignon and Lamb Shoulder on the menu I decided to cook a nice healthy fish dish – I also wanted something easy and quick so that I wouldn’t have to spend too much time preparing…

Lime & Paprika Chicken Fillets

Some nights I need a little inspiration for what to cook for dinner.  On these nights I tend to trawl Pinterest as my go-to site for recipe ideas.  I knew I wanted something healthy and I saw a recipe for paprika crusted chicken nuggets.  I couldn’t eat the breadcrumbs of course but the paprika got me…

Spicy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Cumin

As the weather is getting colder I thought it was time to get out and dust off my slow cooker which hadn’t been used since last winter!! I love soup, it’s such an easy way to get a lot of vegetables into your diet and I often make a huge batch and take it to…

Sticky Chinese Chicken Thighs

Having guests over tonight – and a whole day to cook (what with it being Saturday and not having to go to work) I decided to cook something that takes a bit more time, but which also could be left alone in the oven to do its thing.  Out came the Le Creuset pan and…

Dan’s Super Simple, Spicy Burgers (Chilli & Garlic)

Dan will be the first to admit he’s no chef (although he’s keen to learn!)  but I believe that everyone has at least one special dish in them and this is his…beef burgers that he makes from scratch and grills on the BBQ.  Always a hit with everyone and cooked to perfection every time, it’s…

Mango Salsa

I fancied a change today from my Tomato Salsa so I came up with this mango version of a classic!  Sweeter and more summery than traditional salsa but still packing a punch from the chilli, this is a great alternative and it’s perfect with vegetable crisps, crudités, seafood, you can use it as a topping…