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!

  • Rocky Road Cookies

    Rocky Road Cookies

    These cookies are a treat that's well worth making. If you don't want all 12 (though you probably will!) pop the pieces of cookie dough you've got after step six into a bag …

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  • Oven Baked Pea Risotto

    Oven Baked Pea Risotto

    The big downside, if you can call it that, to making risotto is the time that you have to spend pandering to its needs by stirring, adding stock, stirring some more, and …

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  • Iberico and Grape Pizza

    This is a firm favourite, though quite often other toppings get used and a half-and-half pizza is made with half Iberico and Grape and half with Cajun chicken and other goodies. The best white …

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  • Pork Chops with a Barbecue Maple sauce

    Pork Chops with a Barbecue Maple sauce

    Pork chops smothered with a sticky maple bbq sauce are a thing of wonder, accompanied by sweet potato wedges and coleslaw they're a fantastic evening meal …

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  • Beetroot chutney

    This is quite an old recipe, that I've recently given the "tidy up the structure / format" treatment to. I remember this being a rather delicious chutney, that I really must make again this …

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  • Spicy chorizo and lentil soup

    Stats

    Serves: 4 Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 25 mins

    Ingredients

    1 tin chopped tomatoes 75g chorizo (a picante one is best) sliced and then quartered 150g red split lentils, well washed 2tbsp …

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  • Mustardy chicken soup

    Stats

    Serves: 4

    Prep Time: 15mins Cook Time: 30mins

    Ingredients

    300g chicken breast, cooked and cubed to 1/2cm cubes 1 large carrot, cubed to 1/2cm cubes 1 Chicken Knorr Stock-pot 1 clove of …

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  • Tomato & Chilli Bruschetta

    Tomato & Chilli Bruschetta

    This is another 'based on something from when I worked at Old Orleans' recipe, perfect as a summer lunchtime snack or as a starter for a dinner party

    Robert Wray …

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  • Cod fishcakes

    Cod fishcakes

    Fishcakes are a great way to mix it up a bit when eating fish. Don't get me wrong, a fillet of cod, or salmon or mackerel is a wonderful thing but mixing the fish with some mashed …

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  • "French" onion soup

    This is my take on the classic French Onion soup. By using leeks, red onions and white onions you get more of a rounded flavour to the soup which helps cover for the fact that it uses OXO cubes …

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