The day finally came. After days of waiting, listening to festive tunes, writing letters to Santa, carol singing, partying and feasting… Christmas Day arrived. For most Brits, this is probably the biggest day on the culinary calender and the most anticipated meal of the year. It comes with days of preparation; ordering the bird, preparing… Continue reading A festive feast.
Winter nights meals are made for one thing. Stews. So warm, rich and comforting. As usual, I had a look in the fridge to see what needed using, which is what this sort of recipe is perfect for. Feel free to adjust/tweak with whatever you have going spare. With some simple ingredients, you can really… Continue reading Bacon and squash paprika stew
Berries. I know they can be expensive at this time of the year, but they are so worth it. This morning, I went a little crazy with them. When the oats have cooked for 1.5 mins, take out the bowl and stir in a handful of blueberries and a few blackberries. Pop back in for… Continue reading Berry good breakfast
Another day, another bowl of the hot stuff. Oh baby. First, prepare the porridge as normal (see 12 Days of Porridge post) and at the halfway point, add half a chopped banana. Pop back in the microwave. When it comes out, stir in a handful of blueberries. Top it with: a dollop of natural yogurt,… Continue reading Banana berry porridge.
What on earth is that? Yea, I just went all Japanese on you. This one was inspired by a dish I recently had at a Japanese party. I was in food heaven. Basically, it’s mixed sushi in a bowl (no need for rolling!) You just grab a piece of seaweed, lay on a spoonful of… Continue reading Gomokuzushi
I was feeling a bit greedy this morning. And who cares? Because this tasted good. Follow the basic porridge instructions (From 12 Days of Porridge post), except at the halfway stirring point, add a good sprinkle of cinnamon, some dessicated coconut and a pinch of cayenne pepper (yes, you read that right). I know it… Continue reading Spiced winter porridge
I’m still banging on about Sunday’s leftover meat but you really can’t beat a curry to make anything taste amazing. Fresh vegetables really bring it to life and add plenty of colour; and with a few spices you can really jizz up your plain old rice. In this recipe I used a curry paste (I… Continue reading Tangy beef curry with perfumed rice