Simon’s Pesce A.O.P (Baked cod in parma ham with roasted vegetables and A.O.P spinach)

Video games, zombies and dinner Mr Monster: So our good friend Simon came down to stay and play video games a couple of weekends ago. He bought me a zombie cowboy game for Xmas, which I have great pleasure in watching him play, but he also brought over his PS3 console with another Zombie game, … Continue reading

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A spicy vegetarian pasta with cavolo nero (kale). Who knew healthier eating could be so gratifying?

A dish I’m really, really proud of I’ve just made it past my first week of healthier eating (apart from Sunday’s foie gras) and, so far, I’ve managed to stick to my healthier exercise plan too. I’ll even admit that I’ve secretly enjoyed the exercise. A little. If I had a choice, I’d probably still … Continue reading

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A recipe for my brother – garlic mushroom spaghetti

A recipe for my brother – Garlic mushroom spaghetti I don’t know about you lot but after a week of Christmas/holiday stodge, I really, really, really don’t want to see another potato (roasted, chips, whatever!) or piece of ham or turkey again anytime soon. I hate turkey anyway so I’ve already patted myself on the … Continue reading

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Simple salads: fennel and green papaya

A taste of licorice  What I’ve really come to enjoy from starting this food blog is seeing how recipes evolve every time someone decides to tweak it to their individual taste. Another blogger I follow has even named her blog Recipe Adaptors.  I do it all the time too, like I’ve done today with this fennel … 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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It’s Fish Friday :) Chinese rainbow salad with teriyaki salmon and seared scallops

Chinese rainbow salad (with teriyaki salmon and seared scallops) One of the other food bloggers I follow is on what she calls her rainbow diet, eating healthy food the colour of the rainbow, the brighter the better. She’s made some amazing dishes and after the richness of some of my recent creations, I’m going to … Continue reading

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Simple salads: fig, ham and mozzarella salad

Fabulous figs I am LOVING the fresh figs we seem to be able to get hold of at the moment. They’re juicy, plump and packed with flavour. I threw this salad together in five minutes when I unexpectedly ended up working from home yesterday and needed to raid the fridge for something quick and easy … Continue reading

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No Fish Friday today: today we’re Fridge Raiders…

Because I work from home, I get called on to get creative in the kitchen a lot more than your average man about the house. I don’t mind at all, as I’ve always loved cooking. To me, it’s one of the fundamentals in life that help ease you through the day, making something wholesome and … Continue reading

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Get your scary on: mummy dogs

Mummy dogs As part of this year’s upcoming Halloween celebrations, my father-in-law is organising a ‘Fright Night’ event for families in his local town. So, for the last few weeks, I’ve been researching various low-cost and easy to make Halloween eats and treats for him that will go down well with adults and kids alike. … Continue reading

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Veg-tastic dinner: Risotto verde

Veg-tastic dinner: Risotto verde There’s a cheap and cheerful Italian restaurant chain near my work and every time I’m there, I order the same dish time and time again, and it’s not pizza or pasta! Instead, it’s their light, creamy and packed with lots of vegetables risotto verde. Last weekend, I decided to try and … Continue reading

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