a fresh kind of pasta – lolly styles

Usually Bart and I would eat pasta with latherings of sauce, but I felt the need for change. Something light, tasty and fresh but still packed full of awesome flavours. Meet the crew involved.. Ingredients: – 1 punnet of cherry tomatoes, cut in halves – 1 decent handful of washed baby spinach, stalks removed –…

spanish onion, tomato & chilli chutney

I am new to the world of jams, chutneys and preserves. As a kid, I used to love ham and pickles sandwhiches. Recently I am in love with spiced fruit chutneys with roast meats. So, due to the recent overload of gorgeous tomatos I have obtained thru my fruit and vegetable order, I was stuck…

slow cooked chilli con carne

I loooooove mexican food. But, to be honest, I am a little tired of store-bought packet mixes and I don’t particularly think they’re very good for you. I constantly find myself skimming the oil off the top whilst its simmering. So this is something I concocted, with a little research and help from my good friend…

a twist on ga xao xa ot (vietnamese lemongrass chilli chicken)

This is my twist on Luke Nguyens Vietnamese dish Ga Xao Xa Ot. Ingredients – 500g of thigh fillets, cut into bite sized pieces – 3 tablespoons of a good quality fish sauce (I recommend Squid brand ;)) – 2 tablespoons of brown sugar – 2 stalks of lemongrass, white part only, finely diced – 4 cloves of…