Category Archives: Recipes

Visiting Borough Market with Le Cordon Bleu’s Chef Emil Minev

Experiencing Borough Market with Le Cordon Bleu’s Culinary Arts Director, Chef Emil Minev, was a real eye opener – and a definite palate pleaser! Continue reading

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Recipe: Norwegian Cod, Wild Garlic Miso and Barbecued Asparagus | #OhMyCod

Here’s a skrei-umptious recipe: cod with wild garlic miso and barbecued asparagus, compliments of Chef Robin Gill of The Dairy in Clapham via the Great British Chefs website. With the wild garlic and the asparagus, it makes a great dish for the mid spring feasting. Continue reading

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Recipe: Beer Batter Bacalao Tacos | #OhMyCod

Bacalao (aka salt cod) is smart way to preserve cod. It ups the flavour of the fish and gives it a nice, chunky texture too – perfect for frying and as a filler for tacos. Continue reading

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Recipe: Miso Butter Wings | #WingingIt

My recipe for miso butter chicken wings turned out even more delicious than I had hoped. Continue reading

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Recipe: Skrei and Sanguinello | #OhMyCod

Here’s a simple recipe for a fish dish incorporating two sensational seasonals: skrei (Norwegian cod) and sanguinello (blood orange). Continue reading

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Win a Gluten Free Flavour Hamper from Schwartz

To celebrate the launch of Schwartz’s new range of gluten free sauces, gravies and mixes, I’ve teamed up with the brand to give my readers the chance to win a Gluten Free Flavour Hamper valued at £85. Continue reading

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Gousto Recipe Boxes? Me Gusta!

Two of my tastier meals I had last week came compliments of flexible recipe box subscription service, Gousto, You known how these things work, right? You order online the meals you want and then have them delivered to you in a box with just enough of each raw ingredient – along with instructions – so you can cook the meals. Continue reading

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CookeryBox: Online Low-Cost Recipe Cookbook from Voucherbox

Voucherbox has published a free online cookbook featuring “22 scrumptious low-cost recipes from your favourite bloggers,” including one from me. Continue reading

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Sous Vide Cook School with Great British Chefs

I had a fun and informative time at a recent sous vide masterclass hosted by Great British Chef at Le Cordon Bleu with Master Chef Eric Bediat of Le Cordon Bleu and Head Chef Russell Bateman of Colette’s at The Grove sharing instruction and recipes. Continue reading

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Recipe: Banana Split Milkshake

Häagen-Dazs has launched a new seasonal flavour for Autumn/Winter 2016: Honey Walnut & Cream. Mmm mmm good? Uh huh. Oh yeah. Want to add an extra layer of yum to it? Check out my recipe for a banana split milkshake (regular and ‘hard’ versions included) using this delicious limited run ice cream. Continue reading

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Cocktail Recipe: Hot Rye and Chamomile Toddy

Keen for something warm and soothing to drink during the long winter nights ahead? I think I’ve come up with just the right drink: a hot rye and chamomile toddy. Continue reading

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Recipe: Maple Walnut Wings | #WingingIt

My maple walnut wings are really moreish, if I do say so myself! I didn’t add any spicy heat to them but chipotle or Tabasco would go well with them (and it’s easy enough to incorporate on your own). I would encourage you to try these as suggested in the recipe first though, to get a taste of just how yummy chicken, maple and walnut are together. Continue reading

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Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge | Recipe Index

To help you browse all my Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge posts and recipes, here’s a list with links to all of them. Continue reading

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Recipe: Walnut and Parmesan Pesto

Photography / John Holdship Last week I attended a delicious cooking session where the key ingredient was my favourite cheese: Parmigiano-Reggiano. During the event, a number of recipes were introduced. One was especially yummy – and super easy to make: … Continue reading

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Recipe: Bone Marrow Burgers with Buttermilk Béchamel

My third and final recipe for the Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge is an especially meaty dish: bone marrow burgers with buttermilk béchamel. Continue reading

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Recipe: Grilled Sausage Dogs with Alabama White Sauce and Jalapeños

Here’s the second recipe for the Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge: grilled sausage dogs with Alabama white sauce and jalapeños. Continue reading

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Recipe: Picanha with Hemp Seed Chimichurri

First up from my recipes for the Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge is pichanha with hemp seed chimichurri. Continue reading

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Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge

Before putting my blog on hiatus and hitting the road for an extended stay in the States, I had the chance to participate in an epically meaty endeavour: the Tom Hixson Masterchef Challenge. Now back in town and posting again, I’m craving the opportunity to share my creations with you. Continue reading

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Recipe: San Daniele Wings with Grana Padano Sauce | #WingingIt

Love ham and cheese? Love chicken wings? D’ever consider combining these two awesome foods into one dish? I did. It works. Continue reading

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Recipe: Walnut Chicken Tacos

Old El Paso’s invitation for me to attend the media preview of its “mini cantina” pop-up at the South Bank a few days back was coupled with an offer to try the newly launched Mini Stand N Stuff tortillas for myself and come up with my own recipe of stuff to put in them. Continue reading

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Recipe: Karma Cola Wings | #WingingIt

Pretty much any cola can be used for this recipe, but I recommend Karma Cola. It’s tastier than others in my opinion. It actually has cola nut as one of few minimal ingredients while not having any science-y preservatives or additives that are in some of the more widely recognised sodas on the market. Continue reading

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Recipe: Golden Champion Ale Brined Wings | #WingingIt

Beer and chicken wings are a match made in heaven, especially when you combine the two for one great recipe. Try this easy recipe for beer brined wings made with Badger Ale’s Golden Champion, a crisp and fruity golden ale, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Coconut Oil, Chipotle and Sesame Wings | #WingingIt

My recipe for coconut oil, chipotle and sesame wings is totally about big flavour indulgence, but there’s an argument to categorise these wings as health food. Nutritious coconut oil is so much better for you than most other oils while superfood sesame seeds are an excellent source for manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fibre. Continue reading

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Putting the Lad in Salad with Haywards Pickles

In an effort to “put the lad in salad, Haywards Pickles hosted a recent event sharing easy to make recipes with a focus on getting men to eat more healthily and take more initiative in the kitchen. Continue reading

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Top 3 Summer Recipes

If you are looking to beat the heat this summer during meal time then you may want something that is light and doesn’t weigh you down. You may consider some of these easy to make dishes that can be prepared inside or outdoors. Also cooking outside on a grill is a fun way to get your family outside and keep the extra heat from the kitchen out of your house. Continue reading

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Olia Hercules & Marley Spoon Collaboration

Recipe kit delivery service, Marley Spoon, has teamed up with Olia Hercules, The Observer’s Rising Star of 2015 and author of Mamushka cookbook, for the month of June. Continue reading

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Recipe: Kimchi Pimento Cheese

America’s so called “caviar of the South” gets some Korean kick with my version of the pimento cheese incorporating spicy kimchi. Continue reading

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Recipe: SunGold Smoothie

SunGold kiwifruit is super tasty, go great in a smoothie, and add a little sunshine to any meal. Continue reading

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Recipe: Cointreau Wings with Honey Dijon | #WingingIt

Orange you glad to come across this Cointreau-versial recipes for chicken wings? Continue reading

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Recipe: Quick and Easy Mapo Tofu

This recipe for the classic Sichuan tofu and meat recipe, mapo tofu, is not authentic – at all – but it is quick and easy. And very yummy. What’s especially nice about this basic recipe is that it uses minimal ingredients but packs a flavoursome and savoury wallop. Continue reading

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BTW, It’s British Tomato Week

Did you know this week – 16 to 22 May – is British Tomato Week? In my opinion, anytime is a good time to celebrate this much loved superfood, but since it is BTW, now seems like an especially fruitful opportunity to take a fresh look at some of the yummiest ways to enjoy such a versatile food. No matter how you slice it, tomatoes are great. Continue reading

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Win Grillstock Cookbook, Sauces & Festival Tickets

Want in on some fun with a chance to win a stacked high and smokin’ hot Grillstock prize including sauces, cookbook, and even a pair of free tickets to this summer’s Grillstock Festival in Bristol? Keep reading. Continue reading

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Recipe: Hazelnut Comté Mac n Cheese

Comté and hazelnut are especially tasty together. Plus, Comté is an smart choice for a hearty and robust mac ‘n cheese. So coming up with a dish that incorporates both ingredients seemed like a smart idea. Continue reading

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Recipe: Tamago Miso French Toast

Talk about a pain perdu! My eggy bread took a long detour through Japan on its way to France! I hope you enjoy my recipe for tamago miso French toast – aka Japanese French toast. Continue reading

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Win Free Bakeware and Recipes from Bake Box

I’ve teamed up with bimonthly subscription service, Bake Box, to help get the word out by offering one lucky reader the chance to win a free box and have a go at using the bakeware and trying out the recipes. Keep reading for details. Continue reading

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