Category Archives: Traditional

Chicken Tarka

My poultry adaption of Tarka dahl, the traditional Bengali vegetarian dish of Chana Dahl, gram and cumin. 1 chicken breast, cubed 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 200g chana dhal (yellow dried split peas) Water for cooking the dahl 1 cup … Continue reading

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Bubble & Squizza

Bubble & Squizza: Bubble and squeak (fried mashed potato, leftover vegetables and egg) topped with mozzarella and Parmesan then grilled. Nothing wrong with adding anchovies, olives, tomatoes etc. Mix in a few herbs too. Any leftover vegetables are good but … Continue reading

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Perfect Pork

The whole thing about roast pork is getting the crackling right without overcooking the meat.   Overcooked pork is dry and unpleasant.  When it is just a little pink in the middle it is juicy and flavoursome.  Contrary to the current … Continue reading

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Fusilli, Bacon and Cheese

The ultimate comfort food.  Bacon, cheese and pasta.   This is what the Greeks meant by Ambrosia. I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this recipe before.  It is truly the best. Making it this way with layers, rather than mixing … Continue reading

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Roast Pumpkin Hummus

Roast Pumpkin Hummus 2 tins chickpeas   2 cups roast pumpkin, mashed 3 teaspoons tahini 1 Tbsp crushed garlic 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp onion powder 1 tsp hot paprika or 1/4 tsp cayenne – or more to taste ½ cup lemon … Continue reading

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka [Eggs Poached in Spicy Tomato Sauce] A new breakfast to start the day with a zing.   I really like this one. Adapted from Saveur , who say it is an Israeli dish of  Libyan origin.  Others say it is Tunisian, or … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Peanut Sauce

It can be done!  Another use for the slow-cooker.  It is even easier to make, and in my opinion, just as good as my more complicated version.  I had some on toast this morning. and a few spoonsful left over after … Continue reading

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