My oriental brunch: chicken and egg congee (my way)

It’ll be lonely meals for one for the next 10 days for me! As I post this on Sunday morning, my husband will be in France, driving off to the mountains for a week of skiing with friends. I will miss him and also miss seeing my friends but I opted not to go because … Continue reading

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Meals for many: Lemongrass and curry-flavoured chicken on roasted fennel, onions, shallots and garlic

Friend-friendly suppers If there’s one thing I love more than spending my weekends cooking, it’s spending my weekends cooking for friends. I get an obscene, almost indecent, amount of pleasure from it, and nothing pleases me more than having my closest friends around the table laughing, talking, drinking and eating together. Naturally, I use them … Continue reading

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Who needs KFC when you can make a crispy ‘cheep cheep’ chicken at home?

Total abstinence is not only impossible, it’s downright silly. I’ve learnt that the more I try and abstain from certain foods, the more I crave them. If I really crave something, I’ve learnt that sometimes it’s good to give in a little, just to get it out of your system so you don’t obsess about … Continue reading

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Winter Warmer at Cliveden – followed by our very own chicken, leek and mushroom millionaire’s pie

thebigfatnoodle and I recently celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary. Every year we seem to be semi-surprised to still be alive and kicking, so each year we seem to push the boat out a little further to celebrate. A couple of years ago, in our never-ending quest for gastronomic satisfaction,we visited The Fat Duck, Heston Blumenthal’s … Continue reading

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Chicken galantine stuffed with sausage, onion and sage

Chicken galantine stuffed with sausage, onion and sage On 25 May, I was contacted by a Wiki project contributor for mycitycuisine. org who asked to me to submit this recipe to their Wiki site! Thanks very much for the offer Daniel! Chicken galantine (stuffed with a sausage, onion, sage and garlic stuffing) A few days … Continue reading

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Cooking with fruit: hot and spicy peachy wings

Cooking with fruit I love chicken wings. They are my favourite part of the chicken to eat. In summer, chicken wings are a barbecue staple; however it’s autumn now; doesn’t mean I have to stop eating them though. I came up with this marinade because I wanted to create one that, after cooking, would effectively … Continue reading

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Yoghurt spiced grilled chicken breast on cumin-roasted squash and wilted spinach and mushrooms

A different kind of of Sunday dinner When the weather’s crisp but not freezing cold yet, I’m loathe to start thinking about full-on roasts on Sunday. So I think this Indian-inspired marinade for grilled chicken is perfect for that in-between time of year. It’s best if you can marinate the chicken overnight but don’t worry … Continue reading

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barbecued chicken satay for what might be our last barbecue of the year

For once, the weatherman’s report was spot on today because following a miserable morning of grey, grim and rainy weather, the sun suddenly broke free at about 4pm and it stayed sunny and bright until night set in. I’d been banking on this because I decided yesterday that I really, really, really wanted to make … Continue reading

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It’s another taste of home with thebigfatnoodle’s version of chicken rice

chicken rice paradise a la thebigfatnoodle lah!  One of the things Singapore is most famous for is its Hainanese chicken rice. You’ll find a chicken rice stall in almost every single hawker centre or coffee shop. Like most hawker dishes, every country and every hawker stall owner in the region has his or her own … Continue reading

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a salad that bites back – guilt-free thai sum Tom (with tempeh or chicken)

It’s been a happy, happy few days for the bigfatnoodle and the bigmonster. Our local Thai grocery store in Guildford has started selling fresh green papaya, yippeeee! The timing couldn’t be more perfect. I freely admit it; the last few weeks of thebigfatnoodle have been a teeny bit of food fest. Our livers, not to mention our … Continue reading

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