recipes

My recipes/cooking blog. I don't update it anywhere near as often as I should, but that's probably because I don't get creative in the kitchen anywhere near as often as I should!

  • Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled chicken

    I've had a slow cooker for a long long time but it spends most of its life sitting on a shelf seldom used. Since putting this recipe together, it's been made twice and will likely be made again …

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  • Chorizo, Lentil and Potato soup

    This is a refreshed version of a soup I've written the recipe up for before. It's improved, I feel, by tweaks that have been made to the recipe over time. 

    Robert Wray

    Chorizo, Lentil and …

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  • Special Breakfast Tomatoes

    When I was a child, Special Breakfast was a meal we'd have when we were camping in Wales, it's a rich tomatoey sauce with pieces of bacon, sausage and mushroom (yuk!) in it. I've distilled it …

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  • Lamb Hotpot

    Lamb Hotpot recipes normally use chunks of meat, rather than minced meat. This recipe, based on one from gousto, uses minced lamb which keeps the cost and the cook time to a minimum. 

    Robert …

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  • Soda Bread

    This is a bit of an amalgam recipe that's come together over the last few times I've followed recipes for Soda Bread from others. It's great when I've got soup cooking and realise that there's no …

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  • Sausage Ragu

    I went out for dinner with work colleagues last week and had a fantastic penne and sausage ragu. My attempt to re-create it doesn't even come close on flavour, texture, colour or any other metric, …

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  • Banana Bread

    I took this recipe from the internet a while ago, and made a few tweaks to it over a few iterations of baking it, the original had walnuts in it as well, no thank you! If you can hold off eating …

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  • Ham & Cheese Toastie

    It feels like a bit of a stretch to call a Ham & Cheese Toastie a recipe, but I don't care. A ham and cheese toastie, along with some coleslaw, some cajun seasoned potato wedges and a little pot …

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  • Braised greens

    I can tell that the weather's cooling off because we've had a roast dinner two weekends in a row. This recipe for greens is a nice way to lift them a bit for variety and make the meal a little …

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  • Creamy Chicken

    The name for this should probably be something a bit grander than Creamy Chicken, but that's what we've always called it, so that's what it is. When it comes to eating, ignore the picture and …

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