Fruity mediterranean chicken

I love dishes that start with a combination I’ve never tried before! And this one certainly did – with onions, fennel, cinnamon and chicken all making early appearances. The original recipe describes this as southern Italian style chicken, but to me it tasted almost more mediterranean. Jamie Oliver also suggests a few ingredients like preserved…

Chilli bowl

The recipe I found to make this originally has got lots of comments about how this is better than an average chilli, and I certainly agree. There was a great depth of flavour and also justĀ the right amount of heat to make you take notice but not so much that you need a pint of…

Irresistible beef ragu

Italians, I have your secret to a delicious ragu! This is sublime and tastes like something I would marvel at Italy and never hope to replicate at home. I think the secret to this ragu, actually, is to get amazing beef from your local butcher. We bought a rib of beef (well, two ribs worth)…

Spicy turkey chilli con carne

You need a few different things for this chilli but they’re not hard to get and that’s what puts this chilli above the other, somewhat bland, bolognese style chilli’s I’ve made before. Once you add the spices in, the taste and texture completely change and the whole thing takes on a new flavour. Ingredients for…

Sticky Cajun Chicken

Let me just say, the meal is as great as this photo is out of focus! It’s super healthy in terms of ingredients and cooking methods – hardly any oil or fats are used in cooking and there’s not really any carb elements either. When I made this I made enough for lunch the next…

Smoky pomegranate chicken

So humour me on this one. I know it doesn’t sound like the most natural or classic combination but you’ll be glad you made this! It’s so much more than pomegranateĀ and chicken (figuratively speaking … it actually is pretty much just pomegranate, chicken and onions). It’s got depth of flavour, tastes smoky, a bit fiery,…

Curry with kachumber salad

This is a lovely curry that is healthy, cheap to buy for, relatively quick to prepare, and can be very easily scaled up or down depending on how many people/meals you’re cooking for. The recipe also includes a fresh kachumber salad on the side. Including the salad is a great way of helping cut down…