Herby cheesy pasta side

Normally I’m pretty lazy with pasta – just boil it up and stick it in the sauce. I would very rarely do that with potatoes and I frequently jazz up my rice, so I figured why not make a little more effort with the pasta. Therefore, I whipped up a little spaghetti side dish full…

Chicken Casserole

This is good, tasty comfort food. Because of the chicken, it’s pretty quick for a casserole. I normally serve it all up bones and all, but you can strip the meat off and mix it in before serving if you prefer. Ingredients A mix of chicken thighs and drumsticks – about 8 in total A…

Pancetta & cabbage pasta

I think all my pasta recipes start with this, but this is a really quick and easy dish! Ingredients Enough pasta for 2 people Pancetta (1 of those small square packs) Clove of garlic, crushed Half a cabbage, tough stalk removed and leaves shredded Two large handfuls of spinach A couple of tablespoons olive oil…

Pancakes!

Okay, this post was meant to be much closer to pancake day. That said, pancakes are glorious at any time of the year! I normally just go with standard nutella and banana, but this year I made a nice wee apple and cinnamon topping. Ingredients (For the pancakes) 300g self raising flour 1.5 tsp baking…

Poached chicken in cider & apples

I’ve made variations of this dish several times over the years, with everything from pork to chicken to pheasant. It’s a good one for when you fancy something that tastes a bit special but without a lot of effort. Ingredients Two chicken breasts About a tablespoon olive oil Salt and pepper to taste Clove of…

Chorizo Pasta

Pasta is my favourite last minute dinner – it can be so quick and delicious, and loads of pasta sauces can be made from the odds and ends that are hanging about in your cupboards and fridge. Ingredients 1/2 ring of chorizo, thinly sliced and quartered 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1-2 cloves garlic,…

Chicken Fried Rice

I tend to cheat a bit with this recipe and use microwave rice. You can do it either way, but if you cook your own rice first then make sure you leave time for it to cool before frying as it’ll give you a better texture. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts, cut into thin strips 1…

Wolf’s Dinner

I went to a fab little event last weekend at For Fika Sake, which is a little cafe in Glasgow’s West End. They were playing host to a pop-up collaboration by Nord and Dice Roll Cafe, which involved alternating courses of a delicious tasting menu with rounds of Ultimate Werewolf. We were set up at a…

Pulled Pork

Okay, this recipe is a total cheat but it’s so tasty. You can pop it on in the morning and just forget about it as well, so it’s great if you’re having people over etc and have other things to be getting on with. Ingredients Pork shoulder – about 1kg but more or less depending…

Minestrone Soup

I feel it’s important to have a few good soups in your repertoire – they’re easy, comforting, and great to stockpile in the freezer for easy lunches/dinners. Minestrone is a great one – packed full of veg and tasty things. Like many soups, you can add whatever you fancy to it, so feel free to…

Pizza Express

I’m not the biggest pizza fan (I know – gasp, shock, horror etc) so it was only last year I went to Pizza Express for the first time, as I didn’t really expect it to be my cup of tea. But actually, I really enjoyed it! I went back a few weeks ago with my…

Sticky BBQ Sauce

This sauce feels like such a cheat, since it’s basically made of a bunch of other sauces all mixed together. It’s totally delicious though – sweet and sticky. Ingredients 8 tblspoons tomato sauce 8 tblspoons brown sugar 2 tblspoons dark soy sauce 2 tblspoons Worcestershire sauce 2 tblspoons sweet chilli sauce 1 tsp paprika  …