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Oven Pork Steaks with  Easy Satay Sauce

Oven Pork Steaks with Easy Satay Sauce

Oven pork steaks with a tasty satay sauce – an easy weeknight meal with an oriental twist. Pork chops and steaks are so convenient – just take them out of the packet, whack them under the grill and you’re away. They’re what I tend to pick […]

Poached Salmon with Miso Sauce

Poached Salmon with Miso Sauce

Why poached salmon with miso sauce? Well, we try to eat fish every Friday because it’s tasty, easy to cook and so good for you. I love poaching it because it doesn’t dry out so much that way. If you overcook it just flake it […]

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Fried Tofu

Carrot and Ginger Soup with Fried Tofu

This carrot and ginger soup will warm you up! What’s your winter been like? We’ve had snow several times this year, which  makes it the coldest winter York has seen in a while. We haven’t had snow laying for a significant time since 2010 – […]

Quick Egg and Vegetable Noodles

Quick Egg and Vegetable Noodles

Today I’m going to share with you a takeaway-busting recipe for the nights when you have very little time to cook- or very little motivation.  You can rustle this up in just a few minutes, and with just a few ingredients. These egg and vegetable […]

Pork Meatball Stirfry with Lime and Coriander (Cilantro)

Pork Meatball Stirfry with Lime and Coriander (Cilantro)

A Thai inspired pork meatball stirfry with a mild, fragrant flavour. This could be a good recipe to try if you want to get your kids or partner to try something new. These meatballs have a subtle Thai inspired flavour that isn’t overpowering, and I […]

Canned Tuna Recipe – 20 Minute Thai Style Noodles

Canned Tuna Recipe – 20 Minute Thai Style Noodles

Try this quick canned tuna recipe, ready in just 20 minutes, easy enough to make after a long day at work, and tasty enough to cheer you up on a chilly January day. Do you use pre-prepared veg? Most of us do. Is it cheating? […]

Easy Baked Chicken Portions in Black Bean Sauce

Easy Baked Chicken Portions in Black Bean Sauce

Easy baked chicken portions in black bean sauce – great for a Chinese style meal, or a fresh twist on Sunday lunch. When I was growing up there was a time when Sunday lunch every week was roast chicken. The way the smell permeated through […]

Easy Stir-Fry 2: Garlic, Ginger and Chilli

On 29 october, I shared a method for cooking up a satisfying stir fry without a jar of sauce or a complex recipe.   Here is another way to do it, using the ‘holy trinity’ of spices, as Sian calls them in her comment. Cauliflower and […]

What To Do With A Can of Mackerel 2: Stir Fry

I love discovering those ingredients, that, when combined, produce a whole new flavour that’s greater than the sum of the parts. There’s a kind of magic in it, as if you’d just discovered a new fruit that no one had tasted before. This recipe is […]

Very Quick Thai Style Stir Fry

  When I cooked Lime, Ginger and Coriander Chicken, it looked like a scrummy dish.  However, I felt it could do with some nice juicy oriental veggies to complement it, so I whipped up a quick stir fry. This would go perfectly with other strongly […]


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