Crispy Chilli Beef

I was a bit of a late comer to takeaway food. I was raised by my Grandparents, my Nan was a self-proclaimed Vegetarian that didn’t stop her from eating corned beef (I always assumed that was justifiable homicide) and my Grandfather, despite serving in Northern Africa and Italy as a Tank Driver in the SecondContinue reading “Crispy Chilli Beef”

Chinese Takeaway Curry

Who doesn’t love a takeaway? I mean, you might have a preference on your favourite ethnicity of menu and a tried and tested favourite on that menu, but we all salivate when we think of our favourite. When it comes time to order in our house, the vote is always split between the picky eatersContinue reading “Chinese Takeaway Curry”

Bara Brith

In most cases there are no better comfort foods than those from you’re childhood. My Grandmother and Aunty Winnie were exceptional at making this traditional Welsh Teacake, Bara Brith. There is nothing like sitting down, having a cup of tea and a sturdy slice of tastes and smells that hurl me back several decades toContinue reading “Bara Brith”

Farmhouse Carbonara

Farmhouse Carbonara As you might have guessed I’m a massive fan of Italian food. Its typically cheap to make, its smells amazing, it CAN be healthy and it just gives that “carb hug” when you need it the most. As I’m keen to point out “I’ve never met a carb I haven’t liked” Carbonara isContinue reading “Farmhouse Carbonara”

Chorizo and Prawn Paella

Chorizo and Prawn Paella My first memories of Paella are a hideous, dried, just add water concoction from the convenience selection in a supermarket as a child. While it was served, some of it had not rehydrated and the peas could have easily been mistaken for buckshot, the hardened rice stuck between my teeth andContinue reading “Chorizo and Prawn Paella”

Malteser Cheesecake

Malteser Cheesecake I heard a Cardio-Vascular Surgeon say once “The best way to a woman’s heart is through the rib cage”. As I lack the surgical skills of my old colleague, I must rely on my Cheesecake recipe. It never fails to delight my sweet-toothed wife and in fact, I’m afraid to take the finishedContinue reading “Malteser Cheesecake”

Doritos Lasagne

Doritos Lasagne I first came across this concept by listening to the Editor of Politics.co.uk and author Ian Dunt on a podcast. He was mocked by his co-panellists but by the gods Old and New, he had hit gold. I use a combination of my Beef Ragu which is complimented with two jars of cheeseContinue reading “Doritos Lasagne”