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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: 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: 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: 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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Nachos of the Month: Tabasco Pecan Crab Dip

Hey folks. I’m reviving my Nachos of the Month series to share a recipe to accompany the launch of Manomasa’s Cantina Chips. Just like the type of chips you’d get at the start of a meal at a cantina in Mexico and most Mexican restaurants in the States – these are the UK’s first packaged Cantina chips, and launched into Whole Foods recently in 200g packs (RRP £2.49). They go great with my Tabasco pecan crab dip too! Enjoy. Continue reading

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Recipe: Three Bacon Butty with Lardo and Iceberg Lettuce

Having trouble choosing which was the best type of bacon to use, I simple decided to layer this epic sandwich with three of my favourite cures (English style back, American style streaky, and Italian pancetta) along with plenty of crisp iceberg lettuce for good measure and a couple of ultra thin slices of super savoury lardo to up the flavour to the next level of yum. The bread? I reckon it’s gotta be a crusty roll for added crunch with a bit of soft, sop-it-up texture on the inside. Continue reading

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Nachos of the Month: Honey Roasted Ham and Emmental Sincronizadas

Nachos! They’re an easy assemblage and an awesome snack. I’ve teamed up with tortillas with spirit brand Manomasa to create some recipes to help you best enjoy your next crunch time. A crunch Mexican style take on the classic ham and Swiss sandwich, my latest recipe – honey roasted ham and Emmental sincronizadas – is an especially quick and hassle free treat. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Nachos of the Month: Manchego with Anchovies, Almonds, and Olives

Nachos! They’re an easy assemblage and an awesome snack. I’ve teamed up with tortillas with spirit brand Manomasa to create some recipes to help you best enjoy your next crunch time. Here’s my latest creation: tortilla chips with Manchego, anchovies, almonds, and olives. Continue reading

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Recipe: Babybel Inside Out Cheeseburger

So I was craving a cheeseburger the other day, had some Mini Babybel Originals in the fridge and wondered what if … ? And the answer was yummy! So, I thought I’d share this fun and easy recipe for making oozy introverted cheeseburgers with you. Continue reading

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Nachos of the Month: Grapefruit and Scallop Ceviche

Nachos! They’re an easy assemblage and an awesome snack. I’ve teamed up with tortillas with spirit brand Manomasa to create some recipes to help you best enjoy your next crunch time. Here’s my first recipe: a zesty grapefruit and scallop ceviche. Continue reading

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Recipe: Spaghetti Puttanesca

An opportunity to sample a selection of especially delicious olives led to an opportunity to cook one of my favourite dishes: spaghetti puttanesca. As the name suggests, this dish is quick, easy and cheap … and oh so satisfying. Continue reading

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A Delicious June with Genesis Crafty

The six brothers behind decades old Northern Ireland bakery Genesis Crafty (Adrian, Brian, John, Paul, Seamus, and Damian McErlain) recently presented me with an opportunity to become one of the family so to speak … but only for a few weeks. I was their blogger of the month for June. And as such, I took to the kitchen to see what I could cook up to go with their range of handmade small batch baked goods. Continue reading

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Win an Assortment of Handcrafted Baked Goods from Genesis Crafty

As Genesis Crafty’s Blogger of the Month, I’ve been having a blast sharing my ideas for recipes to pair with the handcrafted baked goods made by this family run Northern Ireland bakery. Now here’s a chance for you to have a go at whipping up your own tasty creations to enjoy with yummy Genesis Crafty scones, pancakes and more! Keep reading to find out how to win a generous assortment of treats from Genesis Crafty. Continue reading

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Recipe: Wee Soda Sliders

So who says you need buns to make a burger? See what you think about this version for sliders (mini-burgers) using Genesis Crafty’s Wee Sodas instead of the typical bun. Continue reading

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Recipe: Red Grape and Sage Mascarpone

Inspiration comes when you least expect it sometimes. As I mentioned in my last recipe post for this Genesis Crafty series, I was recently in Athens, Greece. While going through the toiletries in my hotel room bath, I was particularly impressed by the moisturiser and its main ingredients of red grape and sage. It smelled great and to me the unusual mix of grapes and sage seemed like something to eat more than lather on your body. So, when I got home I started playing around with the combo and came up with this creamy spread that’s ideal when served alongside Genesis Crafty scones. Continue reading

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Recipe: Pasteli Sauce

I was in Athens earlier this month, which is where I found inspiration for this recipe while munching on a piece of the classic Greek sweet, pasteli. A thin hard rectangle of mostly sesame seeds and honey, pasteli was probably the world’s first candy bar. For my sauce, all I did was take its basic ingredients to create a sort of enhanced honey, something that’s particularly tasty poured generously over a stack of Genesis Crafty’s Big Pancakes. Continue reading

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Recipe: Bourbon Maple Reduction with Roasted Pecans

This rich sauce is ridiculously easy to make and guaranteed to be a hit with anybody who’s a fan of full-on flaovur. Try it poured generously over a stack of Genesis Crafty’s Big Pancakes. Continue reading

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Recipe: Cheesy Chipotle Beans on Toast

This is a smoky and spicy version of the classic brekkie dish – which I found went really well using a couple of slices of Genesis Crafty’s Toaster Wheatens. Continue reading

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Genesis Crafty: Blogger of the Month

The six brothers behind decades old Northern Ireland bakery Genesis Crafty presented me with an opportunity to become one of the family so to speak … but for a limited time only. I’m their blogger of the month! And as such, I’m taking to my kitchen to see what I can cook up to go with their range of handmade small batch baked goods. Continue reading

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Recipe: Surf ‘n’ Turk’ Prawn and Turkey Tacos

Inspired by a recent sit in at a British turkey cooking demo hosted by ace TV chef Phil Vicky, I gleaned a thing or two from him for my own home kitchen creations. I was particularly impressed when he showed his audience how turkey and prawns can be paired together for a really tasty combo. Here’s what I came up with: surf ‘n’ turk’ prawn and turkey tacos. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Recipe: Parma Ham and Spaghetti Frittata

I love frittatas and reckon the southern Italian recipe for what’s essentially an egg and pasta pie is among the ultimate of comfortable foods. It keeps for a few days and is a fantastic leftover, reheated or even cold. Continue reading

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Win a Journey of Discovery Hamper Worth £40 from Bart Ingredients

From the sunny shores of Portugal through to North Africa, India and Thailand to Indonesia, the chefs at Bart have been on a Journey of Discovery to source delicious regional ingredients for an exciting new series of spice blends, which quickly and easily add character to everyday dishes. Here’s a chance for one lucky reader to win a Journey of Discovery hamper worth £40 and have a taste of these blends without even having to leave the kitchen. Keep reading to find out how. Continue reading

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Recipe: Quick and Easy Tiramisu (espressoCrazy)

Here’s a super easy recipe for tiramisu. All in all it took me maybe 20 minutes to whip up. There’s no actual cooking or baking involved as long as you don’t mind using store bought wafer (I opted for ‘trifle … Continue reading

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Recipe: Cheesy Peasy Curry Toast

An opportunity to sample a few pots in Vini & Bal’s range of “rustic Indian curry sauces” provided a yummy answer to me wondering what to make for lunch this afternoon. Let’s see … I’ve got this jeera sauce … some wholegrain bread … some peas in the freezer … So I dug round the cupboards, went to the shop for some fresh coriander and paneer and came up with this cheap and cheesy little ditty: Cheesy Peasy Curry Toast. Continue reading

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Cooking up a Scandilicious Christmas with Norwegian Seafood and Signe Johansen

Here’s a quick mention about a fun cookery session I recently sat in on at rather swank cooking school, Aveqia. Hosted by the Norwegian Seafood Council with London’s own Scandilicious chef Signe Johansen at the helm, it was a tasty opportunity to discover what makes seafood from Norway so special and delicious while dabbling in a bit of Scandi Christmas tradition too. Continue reading

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Recipe: Gorgonzola Meatball Sub with Creamy Dill Sauce and Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette

Here’s a recipe for a Gorgonzola meatball sub guaranteed to leave a mess and satisfy appetites of any proportion. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Recipe: Chilli con and non Carne

Autumn is here and there’s a chill in the air. That means it’s a great time to cook some chilli on the hob! Here’s my recipe for chilli con carne – or non carne if you prefer the vegetarian option and even some tips for making a chilli Quorn carne if you’d like to go veggie but still get some meaty flavour and good dose of healthy protein. Continue reading

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Recipe: Chipotle Cherry Honey Jam

Here’s a recipe for a no-sugar cherry jam with a mild kick to it. The recipe is perfect if you’ve only got a small batch (even a micro batch) of cherries and not much time. Basically all you need to make this treat is a punnet like you get at any supermarket or from any fruit and veg vendor. You want a big last-through-winter mess of the stuff? Do the math. Continue reading

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Recipe: Garlic Prawn Tacos with Peach Salsa and Chipotle Pecan Sour Cream

Ready for taco night? My garlic prawn tacos with peach salsa and chipotle pecan sour cream are excellent. They’re easy to make too – and are perfect for a summer meal. The peach salsa is a nice seasonal twist on an old standard while the chipotle pecan sour cream adds depth of flavour and a bit of heat. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Recipe: Prawn Dogs (aka Shrimp Puppies) with Creole Cocktail Sauce

Here’s my recipe for the prawn dog (aka shrimp puppy) a lighter version of hushpuppies that combines a seafood dish and its starchy side into one ultimate finger food item. Enjoy! Continue reading

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Cocktail Recipe Video: POM Pimms

Here’s a refreshing pomegranate cocktail recipe from the folks at POM Wonderful. As you can see from the clip, the POM Pimms is based on the classic summer drink, Pimms and lemonade and is super easy to make. Video recorded … Continue reading

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Recipe: Blueberry Beef Picadillo

Sometimes I get a crazy idea for a recipe in my head and just have to give it a try. Occasionally it turns out to be pretty good. Such is the case with this recipe for blueberry beef picadillo. A picadillo is a meat hash. Blueberry hash? Yeah, it’s a bit weird. But think of the berries as acidic and sweet flavouring along the same lines as tomatoes for a meat sauce or cranberries to be served with roast turkey and maybe then my idea won’t seem quite as bizarre. Continue reading

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Tapas Recipe: Apple Crumble Crema Catalana by Jose Pizarro

A few weeks back I had the pleasure sampling the results of chef Jose Pizarro and Codorníu cava teaming up to create a series of “Great British Tapas”. You can read about that experience in my write up for Blue Tomato. I really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Tapas Recipe: Beef and Pimentón Yorkshire Mini Puds by Jose Pizarro

A few weeks back I had the pleasure sampling the results of chef Jose Pizarro and Codorníu cava teaming up to create a series of “Great British Tapas”. You can read about that experience in my write up for Blue Tomato. I really enjoyed tasting … Continue reading

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