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Smoked Salmon & Strawberry Salad

Smoked Salmon & Strawberry Salad

This is a lovely, summery and light salad. Really simple to make, it contains a great variety of textures and flavours. The soft, sweet strawberries perfectly compliment the crisp, peppery celery. I’m not a fan of celery on it’s own but it really works in 

Cooking Adam Reid’s Great British Menu At Home

Cooking Adam Reid’s Great British Menu At Home

It’s been a while now since i’ve updated you on how I’ve been coping during lockdown. There has not been much to report to be honest. I’ve been keeping my head down, putting countless hours in on my static bike, clocking up miles and miles 

Egg Curry

Egg Curry

I’ve never thought to put egg in a curry before, but last week when looking for recipe inspiration, I came across one on BBC Good Food that caught my eye. I swapped the spinach for kale, as that is what I had in my fridge 

Cookbooks I Would Love to Access

Cookbooks I Would Love to Access

Since lockdown started, I’ve had a lot more time to spend in my kitchen. More time to cook means lots of new recipes to try. The majority of my recipe inspiration comes from the internet, mainly the BBC Good Food website or Tesco, as both 

Curried Chicken & Mango Rice

Curried Chicken & Mango Rice

This recipe is a cross between a curry, a biryani and coronation chicken. The combination of ingredients, curry powder, chicken, peas, rice and mango quite often feature in a typical coronation chicken salad and also are included here. However I lose the creamy calorie laden 

Berbere Spiced Chicken & Quinoa Salad

Berbere Spiced Chicken & Quinoa Salad

During lockdown I’ve been discovering things in my cupboards that I forgot I had. One of which is a packet of berbere spice mix. I had never heard of it but thanks to google I discovered that it is a traditional Ethiopian spice mix. The 

Smokey Chorizo & Bean Quinoa

Smokey Chorizo & Bean Quinoa

I took inspiration from a jambalaya recipe for this dish, only I swapped the rice for quinoa for variety. It just goes to show how flexible a dish like this is. If you only have one pan and not a lot of time, you can 

Moroccan Bean & Chicken Caserole

Moroccan Bean & Chicken Caserole

This is a great recipe for using up any left over tinned beans. It can also be doubled, making it great for batch cooking as you can freeze it. If I know I have got a busy day the following day, I like to make 

At Home with Wood

At Home with Wood

WOOD is a restaurant in Manchester run by Simon Wood, winner of Masterchef 2016. During lockdown Simon has been very busy sharing lots of recipes on his social media and now he has set up a delivery service where restaurant standard meals are part prepared 

5-Spice Beef & Vegetable Stir-Fry

5-Spice Beef & Vegetable Stir-Fry

5-spice is a Chinese or Taiwanese spice mix used to flavour many dishes. It can be used as a spice rub for meat and fish, or as a base for a marinade. As the name suggests, it is made up of 5 spices, most commonly, 

At Home Chocolate Tasting with the Highland Chocolatier

At Home Chocolate Tasting with the Highland Chocolatier

One of the fun things I have done during lockdown is participate in a chocolate tasting experience at home. I make no secret of the fact that I love chocolate, so when I spotted an ‘at home chocolate tasting experience for 2‘  on a discount 

Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato Dahl with Fish

Lentil, Spinach & Sweet Potato Dahl with Fish

A well cooked dahl is a wonderful thing. It is both comforting and nutritious, while also being fairly simple to make. The key is to ensure that the red lentils are cooked long enough that they soften and lose there shape. It is not a