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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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Win a Cointreau Fizz Cocktail Maker

Available now at large grocers across the UK, the Cointreau Fizz Cocktail Maker adds instant sophistication to any get together with your creative crew. Here’s a chance to dream, dare, create some fizzy fun for you and your friends with a chance to win one of these fabulous kits for free. Continue reading

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Win a Free Cooking Kit from Kitchen Trotter + £15 Off Promo Code

Kitchen Trotter is a subscription-based cooking kit community offering you a convenient and inexpensive way to discover world cuisine and cook new recipes from the comfort of your own kitchen! Making it even easier and more affordable for a few lucky tikichris readers, I’ve teamed up with the Kitchen Trotter folks to share three of its cooking kits with three winners of a fun and super simple competition. I’ve also worked out a generous promo code for everybody else. Happy eating wherever your taste buds may take you! Continue reading

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Good Stuff #51

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Pizza Masterclasses at Rossopomodoro

I love Neapolitan style pizza. It’s one of my favourite foods and probably the one dish I could eat everyday for the longest time without getting tired of it. I reckon the pizzas coming from the wood-fired ovens of Rossopomodoro are among London’s finest. So when the invitation came my way to attend a press night preview of its new pizza masterclasses hosted by the restaurant group’s senior pizzaioli I was keen to attend. Continue reading

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Top Recipe Ideas and More from Great Italian Chefs

From the same folks behind Great British Chefs comes the newly launched Great Italian Chefs – and just in time for a most delectable buon Natale! 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: Root Beer Chilli con Carne

Hungry? Here’s another Root Beer Reboot recipe – this one for a rootsy chilli con carne that’s especially excellent for upping the yum factor on a hot dog. Continue reading

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Recipe: Root Beer Miso Butter

Three easy ingredients and a bit of blending turn boring old everyday butter into super yummy root beer miso butter. I took a chance with this recipe – reckoning that the woody flavour of Soda Folk root beer would pair nicely with the salty, nutty flavour of miso – and absolutely loved the results. To be sure I’ll be making more soon and intend to keep a log wrapped up and stowed away in my freezer for flavour emergencies. Continue reading

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Recipe: Root Beer Boiled Peanuts

Growing up in Georgia, a paper bag filled with boiled peanuts and purchased for pennies from a farmer at a roadside shack was the snack of choice when out driving around in the country. As uncommonly tasty as they seemed, as an adult I’ve realised they’re a cinche to make … as long as you’ve got the time to let ‘em simmer properly. The secret is in how you season your nuts. Whatabout doing it with some root beer for added bite? Continue reading

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International Street Food Challenge: Copper and Wheat’s Croque Monsieur au Comté

I had a lot of fun foraging my foodie way through TravelSupermarket’s International Street Food Challenge a couple of weeks ago in Shoreditch. The free event offered guests the chance to sample a variety of authentic and delicious dishes cooked by a variety of vendors from around the world. Most of the traders on hand were from London. However, flown in all the way from Copenhagen was the popular duo of Frenchy gourmand maestros: Copper and Wheat. Continue reading

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My Food Assembled: Bon Appetit!

So. Food Assembly. After a month of trying out this convenient new way to shop locally and seasonally, it’s safe to say I’m a fan. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to give the service a go over the past month and to sample some of the tastiest butter, ricotta, bacon, chicken, seafood and fresh veggies I’ve ever come across in London. And getting to meet the actual producers and see where my money went added such value to the experience! Continue reading

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Rare Chilli BBQ Masterclass with World of Zing and London BBQ School

The flavour experts at World of Zing have teamed up with the London BBQ School in Peckham for a new Rare Chilli BBQ Masterclass to demonstrate how to use chillies to “turbocharge your rubs and compliment the natural flavours of BBQ cooking.” Continue reading

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A Happy Pig is a Good Pig: What Free Range Really Means

While it’s tempting to rush off and start a cooking marathon as soon as possible, it’s important to consider where your meat comes from first. Of course, discerning shoppers always try to source the best quality possible to be sure of welfare standards and good flavour. However there are so many labels to decipher and even the savviest foodie is likely to be confused by the terms “outdoor bred”, “outdoor reared” and “free range.” Based on her recent visit to Blythburgh Farm in Suffolk, Leila Dukes clarifies. Continue reading

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Recipe: Ricotta Buttermilk Ice Cream

This recipe for ricotta buttermilk ice cream is easy to make, requires minimal ingredients, and yields some much more flavour and creamy texture than typical ice creams tend to have. The ricotta and the buttermilk came from Bermondsey’s Kappacasein dairy. I the ricotta is definitely good enough to eat on its own, and I reckon would be great in any number of dishes. Maybe next time I’ll make some cassata. Continue reading

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Recipe: Mustard Greens

When making this dish for yourself, it’s worth keeping in mind that the Food Assembly ingredients I used were especially yummy and – I reckon – made the greens that much better than they might have been otherwise. Continue reading

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My Food Assembled! Falling in Love with Food Assembly

Have you heard about Food Assembly? It’s a convenient new way to shop locally and seasonally that I’ve just come across – and have fallen in love with. Over the next few weeks, I’m going to share my personal Food Assembly experience across a series of My Food Assembled! posts to whet your appetite (and maybe even run a fun competition to give one lucky reader the chance to shop Food Assembly for free). Continue reading

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