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  • Five Cheese Macaroni Cheese

    The only reason this ended up being a five cheese Macaroni Cheese was the simple fact that I had that many different cheeses in the fridge, the Iberico and Mozarella were both left over from …

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  • Potatoes Dauphinoise

    I like my potatoes dauphinoise strongly flavoured with garlic, tending more towards dry with most of the cream absorbed by the potatoes and a crunchy top layer of potatoes that have been …

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  • Slow braised leg of lamb

    Unfortunately, I neglected to capture a picture of the lamb in all its cooked and tender glory before it was served up for dinner on Sunday and then promptly dismembered ready for use in  …

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  • Steak and Guinness Pie

    This is based heavily on a Beef Carbonnade that I've been making for many years, but instead of being topped with slices of baguette slathered with wholegrain mustard, it gets turned into a pie. …

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  • Broccoli and Cheddar soup

    This is a tweaked version of a recipe I've been cooking for several years. I decided to spruce it up today by serving it with some croutons, made using slightly stale tiger bread fried in some …

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  • Soy, Honey and Garlic Chicken

    Based quite heavily on Monica Galetti's recipe for Soy and honey chicken with coconut brown rice, but dispensing with the coconut brown rice, this is a wonderfully sticky dish which doesn't so …

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  • Beef Stew with Horseradish

    With colder nights, more rain, leaves turning brown and Strictly Come Dancing back on saturday evening television, stew once again becomes one of the staple meals of the menu. It's also a …

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  • Breakfast Pizza Bagel

    It does seem a bit OTT to call this a recipe, but as a Gin & Tonic is technically a cocktail, I guess I'm ok with calling this a recipe. Of course, I've used white grapes and sliced cajun chicken …

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  • Shepherds Pie - with roast lamb

    The photo isn't a particularly good one, though it is hard to make melted cheese on top of mashed potato look attractive, unless you've got professional lighting and a photographer. Do trust me …

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  • Pork spare rib chop marinated in Pineapple & Soy

    This definitely isn't a pretty, or photogenic, dish, but what it lacks in looks it more than makes up for in taste! Using a pork spare rib chop keeps the cost down and allows you to get a more …

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  • Chorizo, Chilli, Tomato & Orzo soup

    Chorizo, Chilli, Tomato & Orzo Soup

    I picked some of the remaining tomatoes and chillis from the garden yesterday, as the season is all but over with Autumn rapidly descending on the UK. What …

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  • Potato Soup

    Potato Soup

    Based on The Pioneer Womans recipe for Perfect Potato Soup, some of the quantities are tweaked, along with an ingredient or two that are different and I forgo peeling the potatoes …

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  • Broccoli Risotto

    Broccoli Risotto

    Based on a recipe for Risotto Blanco from Woz, but with the peas swapped out for Broccoli, this is a very more-ish meal that only uses one pan (if you squint to ignore the …

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  • Cheesy Tuna Toast

    Tuna Toast

    It sounds a bit strange, but this is nice for breakfast!

    Robert Wray

    Stats

    Serves: 1

    Prep Time: 5 minutes

    Cook Time: 5 minutes

    Ingredients

    1 slice of bread

    Half a …

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  • Lasagne

    Lasagne

    There are probably as many different recipes for Lasagne out there as there are different ways to make a chicken breast interesting. Some are wetter, some are so firm that you can …

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  • Feta & Mint Cous Cous

    Feta & Mint Cous Cous

    Sometimes it's nice to have something other than a green salad when you've got a "picky" meal of this and that to sit outside and enjoy in the sunshine. This cous cous …

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  • Cheese & Potato Pasty

    Cheese & Potato Pasty

    Based on a recipe from bbc.co.uk (this one by Simon Rimmer) but tweaked to include more cheese varieties, remove the walnuts and also to be honest about the fact that …

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  • Soy Marinated BBQ Chicken

    Soy Marinated BBQ Chicken

    This is a quick and easy to make marinade for chicken breasts (though I'm sure it'd be equally joysome using skinless thigh fillets - fillets purely for speed of …

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  • Sticky Pineapple Chicken

    Sticky Pineapple Chicken

    Based on a video recipe I saw on Facebook from "Proper Tasty", but tweaked as the amount of sauce in the pan seemed not enough, and I know I need to cater for those …

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  • Spatchcock chicken and roasted veg

    A chicken that has been spatchcocked is one that's had the backbone removed and then squashed flat. Because of this is cooks quicker and the theory also is that the legs will cook properly, …

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  • Shepherds Pie

    Shepherds Pie

    This Shepherds Pie recipe is a simple one, made with mince rather than left-over roast meat. It uses a relatively small amount of meat, bulking it up with a generous amount of onion …

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  • Fruit Scones

    Fruit Scones

    There are probably more different recipes for scones, and even just for fruit scones, than there are people who make them on a regular basis. This is another one!

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  • Green Peppercorn sauce for Steak

    A rather rich, and very tasty (even if I do say so myself!) sauce to accompany steak that doesn't really take very long to prepare and really does go nicely with a ribeye steak that's been cooked to …

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