Tag: blind

Pumpkin & Chard Dopiaza

Pumpkin & Chard Dopiaza

Dopiaza means double onions and refers to a curry that contains at least 2 types of onion. Each type are added at a different stage and so bring additional taste and texture to the finished dish. In this case, red or white onion, depending on 

Dad’s Allotment

Dad’s Allotment

I’ve mentioned several times now on here that my dad has an allotment and he regularly supplies me with home-grown vegetables. In lots of ways, me and my dad are very similar. We are both very driven, determined, focused and resilient. We are both good 

Barley Fish Paella

Barley Fish Paella

When making this dish I fully intended on using rice, however I had a blind moment and got my grains mixed up. Fortunately it was a happy accident as the resulting barley based paella was delicious. Barley is more nutty than rice, so had a 

Creamy Tarragon Chicken & Vegetables

Creamy Tarragon Chicken & Vegetables

Continuing my current enjoyment of new potatoes, here is a recipe that doesn’t include roasting them but still only involves one pan. Everything is boiled in stock until well reduced and then yogurt is stirred through to give it a creamy texture. If you want 

Curried Chicken & Nectarine Salad

Curried Chicken & Nectarine Salad

This creamy salad is incredibly good for you as it is packed full of nutritious ingredients, providing 3 of your five a day vegetables and fruits, while also being high in protein. It is a substantial salad that can be thrown together in minutes, stores 

Cheese, Peach & Quinoa Salad

Cheese, Peach & Quinoa Salad

The cheese I used for this recipe was a white stilton flavoured with mango and ginger. It was a really good combination of creamy, spicy and sweet and perfectly complimented the other flavours in the dish. It would also work well with a stronger blue 

Haar At Home

Haar At Home

Last weekend Neil and I tried a different cook at home meal. This one was prepared by Masterchef the Professionals finalist from last year Dean Banks. His restaurant is based up in St Andrews, Scotland but fortunately delivers nationwide, allowing for people who otherwise wouldn’t 

Mediterranean Halloumi Traybake

Mediterranean Halloumi Traybake

This is the perfect one pan dinner. It does take some time to make though, so plan ahead. Its a comforting bowl of cheesey goodness, great for a vegetarian diet or even just a meat free meal. The chickpeas help to bulk up both the carbohydrate 

Eating Out in my Living Room

Eating Out in my Living Room

During lockdown I have kept my love and passion for trying new food and eating out alive in a few ways. I have already described my cooking at home adventures with both Simon Wood and Adam Reid. Last weekend I sampled the cooking of one 

6 Places to Eat Post-Lockdown

6 Places to Eat Post-Lockdown

We have been in lockdown now for over 3 months and the end is in sight. Strict restrictions are being lifted and we can start venturing out again, so long as we stick to social distancing rules. Restaurants, cafes and shops are starting to reopen 

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