Pollo Florentine Pasta

One of my favourite things to do when home alone is to go on the tablet and read the entire archive of a food blog. Why, you may ask, the answer being that I am fascinated by how other people cook and write, it inspires me. One such afternoon brought me to Ree Drummond. As…

Sweet Chilli Chicken

Today’s recipe is sort of inspired by a traditional Filipino dish, but done as a stir-fry, and it is dished up with egg-fried rice. I seem to be doing an awful lot of Oriental cooking at the moment, not that I am complaining; Oriental cuisine is one of my favourites. When I was growing up,…

Easy Chicken and Ham Slab Pie

An old family favourite, straight from my mother’s notebook. Apologies for the long absence. I’ve been unwell, and life has been a bit hectic. But that’s all alright now. Anyway, the other night it was my turn to cook the dinner and I decided to cook one of my favourite quick supper ideas, a chicken…

Baked Tikka Yogurt Chicken

I admit this may not win any prizes for being the most beautiful dish when you pull this out of the oven. I promise it tastes good though. This is a simple version of that Great British favourite, Chicken Tikka, based on a Slimming World recipe. If you prefer your tikka to be in a…

Easy Midweek Paella

A great storecupboard supper that’s ideal for the winter months. Although, having said that, I have made this in the summer and I enjoyed it then too. This is one of those recipes that is easily adaptable to whatever you got in the fridge. I once made this using skinned Cumberland pork sausages, sliced chorizo…

Chilli Chicken Stir-fry

A great tasting stir-fry for two, which I came up with just today. And only two syns a portion on Slimming World. I could quite happily eat stir-fries every day. They are quick and easy, and everyone likes them. As a student I used to make a stir-fry once or twice a week. This one…

Five-Spice Roasted Duck Legs

One of my all time favourites. I have been known to eat this cold for lunch the next day. I love duck, just love it. I had my first try of duck when I was nearly seventeen at my Mum’s 50th birthday in 2004, and I bloody enjoyed it. Crispy skin,  sweet juicy meat in…

Thai Style Chicken Noodle Broth

I love this. Just love it. If there’s any leftover, it’s just as good reheated and served over cooked Jasmine rice as a curry. Happy days! I guess I’ve had a love affair with the food of South Asia since I was in my very early teens. The first time I tried it was when my…

Chilli Jam Chicken

This is a very good recipe, again reposted from the old site, but with a new introduction. Sorry…. I adore chicken, I love that you can roast it, bake it, grill it, hell, what ever method you use, I love it. I think I have some kind of chicken dish for dinner at least four…

Old Fashioned Chicken Soup

After sharing two recipes from my previous site, I thought it high time I did something not seen before. Hope you like it. For the last couple of weeks I’ve been suffering from a cold. Not man flu, just a regular cold. After a few days feeling like shit and not being hungry, my appetite…