Homemade Chicken Fingers

If I’m in the mood for something junky, these crispy chicken fingers always hit the spot. The best part is they’re actually pretty good for you! Feeds 2, but easily scaled up with a second baking tray Ingredients 1 + 1/2 cups fresh breadcrumbs 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1/3 cup finely grated parmesan 2Continue reading “Homemade Chicken Fingers”

Speedy Spanish Stew

A healthy weeknight dinner to the rescue. Feeds 4 – 6 Ingredients 110g cured chorizo, casings removed and chorizo chopped into small cubes Small drizzle of olive oil 2 medium onions, diced Salt and pepper 4 large cloves of garlic, minced 2 bay leaves 56oz tinned chopped tomatoes 2 x 400g tins of butter beans,Continue reading “Speedy Spanish Stew”

Chicken Parmigiana with a Rocket Salad

A healthier version of the classic. Satisfying, comforting, and easy to make – what more do you need? Feeds 2, but easily scaled up Ingredients For the chicken: 2 medium chicken breasts Salt and pepper 2 heaped tbsp flour 1 egg 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan 1Continue reading “Chicken Parmigiana with a Rocket Salad”

Whole BBQ’d Chicken with a Rosemary and Honey Glaze

This chicken occupies a special place in my heart, as it’s my closet approximation to a roast chicken I ate in Tuscany cooked by our Italian host family. Obviously the food was terrific, but when combined with the company, the atmosphere and the surroundings, it was sublime. I intend to recreate the entire meal oneContinue reading “Whole BBQ’d Chicken with a Rosemary and Honey Glaze”

Sumac Crusted Salmon Taco with a Charred Courgette Salad

When I find myself on my own for dinner, I oscillate between an enthusiasm for cooking something light and healthy, and a desire to give in and just order a trashy takeaway and put my feet up. Either way, the common attributes of my solo dinners are they’re quick to produce and require as littleContinue reading “Sumac Crusted Salmon Taco with a Charred Courgette Salad”

Bubble and Squeak

I cannot bear the thought of throwing away food, whether due to my own laziness or having given the sexier items in my fridge preferential treatment. And while some things, like leftover chicken, are very easy to use up, others, such as cold boiled peas and carrots and slightly dried out roast potatoes, left overContinue reading “Bubble and Squeak”

Salmon Linguine with a Lemon Cream Sauce

I don’t often cook with double cream, but when I had a large pot leftover from a recent over-catered garden party, I knew I had to find some uses for it. I’d rather the guilt of a few extra calories than the guilt of food waste. Anyway, my philosophy on cooking with cream is itContinue reading “Salmon Linguine with a Lemon Cream Sauce”

Caesar Braised Beef on a Bun

For the uninitiated, a Caesar is kind of like a Bloody Mary but with a briny, salty hit. The flavours are bold, rich and spicy, and work amazingly in a beef stew. I can think of no better way to celebrate Canada Day (albeit from afar, in southern England) than with this patriotic interpretation ofContinue reading “Caesar Braised Beef on a Bun”

Crispy Cod with Pine Nut Romesco

I regard this meal as a bit special and celebratory, though it needn’t be reserved for a formal occasion. (If you wanted to, it makes a lovely main course for a celebration meal like this one.) A healthy, easy and quick-to-prepare meal that really looks the part. Feeds 2 (but easily scaled up with aContinue reading “Crispy Cod with Pine Nut Romesco”

Greek Marinated Pork Kebabs

This is one of my all-time favourite, mainstay weeknight dinners. I always have bags of this pork frozen in its marinade, ready to be thawed and thrown on the BBQ. Tzatziki is my preferred condiment of choice, and while I certainly don’t disapprove of the shop-bought varieties, my recipe for homemade tzatziki is completely worthContinue reading “Greek Marinated Pork Kebabs”