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Classic Cooking Mishaps

Classic Cooking Mishaps

A lot of what I have written about on this blog focuses on how I successfully cope in the kitchen without sight. However, it would be wrong of me to pretend that it is easy, simple and that it never goes wrong. There is always…

Miso Fish With Cabbage & Samphire Stir-Fry

Miso Fish With Cabbage & Samphire Stir-Fry

For this recipe I use tusk, a white fish similar to cod or haddock. I’ve never knowingly had it before, but was sent it in last month’s Fishox selection. It was very nice, quite mild in taste and fairly meaty. I would happily eat it…

Ingredient of the Week: Broad Beans

Ingredient of the Week: Broad Beans

Broad beans are a member of the legume family like chickpeas, lentils and peanuts. They are sometimes called fava beans. They are a fairly hardy vegetable, meaning that they can be successfully grown in many different environments, but they are at their best fresh from the…

Bacon, Vegetable & Barley Pot

Bacon, Vegetable & Barley Pot

This is a great recipe for using up any leftover vegetables. This time I used broad beans, courgette and mushrooms, but your choice is flexible. Peas, spinach, carrot, anything really would work. It is also freezable, which means its great for planning ahead or for…

Food I Travel With For Race Week

Food I Travel With For Race Week

When I pack to go away with the Great Britain Para-Cycling Team, be it to a race or training camp, I don’t just pack all my clothes, toiletries and cycling kit, but I also pack quite a lot of snack based food. I promise you…

Curried Broad Bean, Cabbage & Courgette

Curried Broad Bean, Cabbage & Courgette

This dish is kind of a cross between a stir-fry and a curry. It is fairly spicy, so adjust the seasoning if you prefer. Its really simple to make. If you prefer, you can make without the chicken to keep it vegetarian. Most curry dishes…

Ingredient of the Week: Chicken

Ingredient of the Week: Chicken

Chicken is possibly my most regularly consumed protein source. This is probably because I just really enjoy eating it. There is not a lot that chicken doesn’t go well with, making it incredibly versatile. As a result of this, I have listed chicken as one…

Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken

About 7 years ago now, when I was still very new to cooking from scratch, I found and followed a recipe for lemon chicken. It was something Neil used to make when he lived on his own, but from using a sauce from a jar,…

Vitamix

Vitamix

It seems that the older you get, the harder it becomes to think of present suggestions for other people to get you on your birthday. Each year I get older, I dread the task of having to think of new ideas and things I need.…

Jamaican Chicken & Mango Curry

Jamaican Chicken & Mango Curry

I’m becoming obsessed with cooking chicken and mango together. The enzymes found in mango help to break down proteins and so result in the chicken being wonderfully tender and moist. Its surprising how many different meals I can sneak it in to. When making this,…

Ingredient of the Week: Basmati Rice

Ingredient of the Week: Basmati Rice

Rice is a staple grain found all across the world. There are several different types including basmati, jasmine, long grain, short grain, sushi, risotto and wild. This week I will focus on basmati, as this is the most common grain of rice I use in my…

Turkey & Cauliflower Biryani

Turkey & Cauliflower Biryani

A biryani is a traditional Indian rice dish containing spices, meat and vegetables, cooked in a thick stock or gravy, over a low flame, for a long time. This recipe is definitely not a traditional recipe, but my speeded up and easy interpretation of the…