Month: February 2019

Chipotles en Adobo

Chipotles en Adobo

Chipotles en Adobo is a smoky, sweet yet spicy puree that delivers an intense flavor of chipotle chillies.

It is made from the dried & smoked jalapeno pepper and is an amazing addition to any marinade, sauce, dip or dressing. A small teaspoon of this amazing mixture will totally transform any dish.

Lamb Tagine with Spiced Chickpeas

Lamb Tagine with Spiced Chickpeas

Lamb Tagine is an absolutely brilliant recipe/method of cooking to really get all the flavour out of a cheaper cut of lamb. It is really easy and as long as you have a clay tagine and a heat diffuser to go on your hob you can’t go wrong!

Using Lamb instead of chicken, adds a lot of extra depth of flavour to the finished dish, and it really benefits from the addition of a sweet and sticky element. Many recipes will use dried apricots (which work really well), however, on this occasion I went for prunes instead. Over the hour or so that the tagine is cooking, they break down creating a really rich and flavoursome sauce.

Awesome Taco’s

Awesome Taco’s

I absolutely love Taco’s! Not only do they look amazing, layers of vibrantly coloured morsels piled on top of each other….but they also taste divine! The great thing with Taco’s is that there is a countless combination of potential toppings. There will always be a tasty option for the meat eater and vegetarian alike.

Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas

This simple recipe for Corn Tortillas will totally transform any Mexican inspired meal. This recipe is really pretty simple and with a bit of practice you should be able to bang out a dozen or so of these tortillas without too much effort.

Chickpeas with lemon & garlic

Chickpeas with lemon & garlic

This recipe for Chickpeas with lemon & garlic is a perfect accompaniment to a whole host of dishes. It really needs to be made with dried chickpeas for the best results so a little planning ahead is required.

The broth that is created whilst cooking this dish is fantastic and can be eaten straight from the pan hot, or my preference is to let it cool in the fridge overnight. The next day, the flavours will have intensified and you really get the lemon and garlic coming through.

Braised Ox Cheeks

Braised Ox Cheeks

Ox Cheeks when cooked slowly over a period of 3 – 4 hours are absolutely amazing! The fat renders down, and results in an absolutely crazy rich gravy. Strong, deep flavours within the meat and a very comforting unctuous quality to each and every forkful. You must try this recipe!

Chicken Tagine

Chicken Tagine

This Chicken Tagine recipe is a brilliantly quick and easy way to cook a hearty, healthy, winter warmer of a dish.

Tagine is Moroccan and is both the name of the dish, and the vessel that it is traditionally cooked in. There are numerous different recipes that you can follow, but they generally all include meat (normally Chicken, Lamb or Beef), vegetables and fruit or olives.

Pistachio, Coconut & Blueberry Cake

Pistachio, Coconut & Blueberry Cake

The recipe for Pistachio, Coconut & Blueberry Cake is amazing! The recipe uses mostly ground nuts for the cake with only a small amount of flour. This makes it extremely moreish and I can guarantee that it won’t be left sitting in your kitchen for long! The Blueberries are like little jam bombs inside the cake and the addition of the chocolate ganache adds a little bit of luxury.