Recipe: Quick Chinese Beef Noodle Soup

Warming, hearty and with mountains of flavour, this basic recipe for a quick and easy noodle soup is a must if you’re in a rush. Strictly speaking, if I had a good amount of time on my hands I would definitely make the beef stock from scratch using beef bones but I’ve no problem using…

Recipe: Fragrant Buttered Chicken Masala

When I hear the word “spicy”, I instantly know that it’s something I’m going to avoid, but when it comes to using more fragrant and flavoursome spices, it’s a big thumbs up from me. This buttery chicken masala is one of those recipes where I get to throw in a dash of this and sprinkling…

Recipe: crusty and cheesy, broccoli, pasta and bacon bake

Whenever I’m on the hunt for a quick bite to eat, I look for a meal that can be easily prepared and served up onto the plate under an hour. Presenting: the broccoli pasta and bacon bake that’s a whizz to put together and tastes pretty good too! It’s definitely one of those dishes that…

Recipe: Gnocchi, bacon and tomato bake

Gnocchi is such a wonderful little alternative to the traditional spud and combining it with a bit of butter and garlic can be a simple treat. Over the past while I’ve been experimenting with gnocchi recipes and have come up with a bake that doesn’t take a a lot of time and uses ingredients you…

Recipe: Homemade Vietnamese spring rolls

There are many types of spring rolls in Vietnam, but the ones I’ve always adored are “Nem Ran”, which are the most popular rolls in the north. Though they can take some time to put together, the end result is a really crispy roll that’s jam-packed full of goodies. If you’re not sure where to…

Recipe: Simple but tasty fried chicken

I had an excess of buttermilk left over from when I was making cakes so had to come up with a way not the waste the rest! This recipe for fried chicken legs is basically a consolation of not having perfect barbecue weather all the time. It’s really easy to put together and the end…

Recipe: glazed loin of bacon with pea and potato mash

Looking to feed a family or just want to try out a new recipe? Easy peasy with this rather simple meal that caters for about five people. This recipe for a glazed loin of bacon and pea and potato mash only takes about an hour to put together and once you follow the steps it’s…