Food & Drink

Delicious and nutritious recipes

Authentic Beef and Black Bean Sauce

January 5, 2011

I love Chinese food and one of my favourites is the earthy and meaty black bean sauce. Unfortunately the versions of the sauce you can buy in the supermarket, while nice, are very different from [read more]

Perfect Christmas Canapes

December 23, 2010

Party food can be fantastic but there’s always a risk that you’ll be served some dreadful lump of pastry or bread with a mystery synthetic topping or a few limp slices of carrot or [read more]

Persian Prawn Patia

December 9, 2010

This curry recipe is a winner – simple to make, totally delicious and guaranteed to impress your friends! Its a recipe I have memorised from my time working on a cookery partworks (those [read more]

Who Wants Healthy Lamb This Sunday?

November 10, 2010

I like to stick to lower calorie, lower GI options when I indulge in Sunday lunch and I since I love lentils, this recipe is a favourite of mine. The starch of the pulses works well with the [read more]

Impress With Homemade Chinese Dumplings

November 3, 2010

I am a huge fan of the Chinese dumpling and after watching them make them in the window of Jens Cafe in China Town, I decided that it was worth trying to make my own. After some trial and error I had [read more]

Warm Up With A Hearty Soup

October 26, 2010

This is a lovely creamy comforting soup that tastes naughtier than it is. I sort of discovered accidentally on one of my cooking afternoons. The cumin and garlic add extra depth to the flavour in [read more]

The Perfect Excuse to Indulge Guilt Free!

October 11, 2010

It’s not like we have ever needed an excuse to eat chocolate but this week being National Chocolate Week – well it would be rude not to munch on some. And before you feel guilty about indulging, [read more]

The Ultimate Spaghetti Bolognese

October 8, 2010

Everybody seems to have a recipe for spaghetti bolognese but that doesn’t mean that all recipes are equal. Although the bolognese sauce has come a long way from its origins in Bologna, this [read more]
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