a) 30 mins or less

Cajun Turkey & Mango Tortilla Wraps

Cajun Turkey & Mango Tortilla Wraps

Lately I’ve been very lazy in the kitchen. For months on end I have been planning the week’s meals with militant precision and quite simply grew tired of it. All spontaneity has flown out of the window and I got seriously bored and not that excited about mealtimes. That’s it, I said, things are going […]

Crab & Melon Salad

Crab & Melon Salad

For a change I can’t complain about the British weather. It’s been ultra warm this past week and we’ve been enjoying the sunshine every day in the park and garden. I felt it was time for a change and decided to get all my hair, which almost reached my waist, chopped off today.

Asian BBQ Chicken Tortilla Wraps

Asian BBQ Chicken Tortilla Wraps

Doesn’t it confuse you when something that tastes delicious is actually healthy too? Take this wrap for example. If my stomach had the capacity I would have eight of these in one sitting, Homer Simpson-style. Instead I have to settle for two a day, for breakfast and lunch.

Broccoli, Red Pepper and Asparagus with Hoisin Sauce and Couscous

Broccoli, Red Pepper and Asparagus with Hoisin Sauce and Couscous

Every foodie has got his/her own favourite celebrity chef but not once have I heard the name Nadine Abensur come out of anyone’s lips and I think it is high time to give her some credit. Paging through newly released cookbooks these days I feel as if most of these so-called chefs trod through the […]

Chicken, Brie & Pear Sandwich with Balsamic Onions

Chicken, Brie & Pear Sandwich with Balsamic Onions

You won’t find this magnificent sandwich in any shop or eatery. As I was preparing my sarnie I was questioning whether it didn’t have too many ingredients. Why not just chicken and pear or Brie with balsamic onions? One bite later and all doubts flew out of the window. Best. Chicken. Sandwich. Ever.

Balsamic Onions

Balsamic Onions

There is nothing more fabulous than pairing meat or poultry with something sweet and tangy. These onions definitely hit the spot. What I love about them is their versatility. Combine them with cheese, especially goat’s cheese, or serve them with pâté. In order to make life easier, make a big batch and use when needed. […]

Strawberry & Orange Juice

Strawberry & Orange Juice

By now many countries are probably enjoying summer. Lucky you! Just when the UK summer started showing signs, strong winds blew hard and brought cloud after cloud to us, not to mention rain. At least strawberries started appearing in the shops and this drink will definitely refresh you on a muggy afternoon.

Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich a.k.a. BLT Sandwich

Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Sandwich a.k.a. BLT Sandwich

We all know how to make a simple BLT Sandwich. Slices of bread, a few rashers of bacon, some salad leaves and we’re good to go. However, if you want to make it a bit more special then I urge you to try Ed Baines’ version from his latest book, The Best of British.

General Tso’s Chicken Salad

Chicken, Bacon & Pistachio Terrine

General Tso’s what?!? Many of you in USA and Canada know General Tso’s Chicken as a standard item on every Chinese restaurant menu. The moment I saw the recipe on Bobby’s site called Blog Chef, I just knew I had to make it. Unfortunately, I ran into some problems…

Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

Older readers know by now I love butternut. I have posted recipes where it is used in two soups, a vegan meal, roasted and even in pâté. It was only a matter of time that I was going to use in classic risotto. The original recipe I found in olive magazine but adapted it slightly […]